This Week's Share: Turnips, Bok Choy, Carrots and More
This Week's Share: Garlic Bulbs, Bunching Onions, Carrots and More

This Week's Share: Zucchini, Kholrabi and More

Clagett meal 6 2 2013

Happy Tuesday. 

Our featured photo today was submitted by CSA volunteer Cindy, who is the former CBF Clagett Educator. The photo shows a dish she made using ingredients largely from the share. Do you have a photo to share? Email it to us!

As you can imagine, it's been a rainy week at the farm. That's good for some crops, and bad for others. The greens are loving the rain; the squash, not so much. 

But now the sun's out - the harvest is in - and we're ready for today's pick-up. 

Before we get to this week's share, a heads up on the schedule: We typically take a week off in the middle of the summer, as members are traveling for the July 4 holiday and the crops are transitioning from spring to summer. We will continue that this year, skipping shares on Wednesday, July 3 and Saturday, July 6. We'll have more details closer to about u-pick, etc. 

What's in this week's share:

  • 1/2 lb combination Swiss chard + arugula + spicy mix + Ruby Streaks (a red Mizuna)* + Mizuna (long, skinny & tear drop shaped)* + Tokyo bekana* + garlic scapes + herbs (at Dupont - farm can u-pick herbs)
  • 3 1/2 lb combination Bok choy + kale + collards + lettuce +kohlrabi + Chinese cabbage + radishes (two varieties)
  • 1 1/4 lb combination zucchini + snap peas
* The mizunas and Tokyo bekana are not pretty, but they taste good. If you've never had it before, the Tokyo Bekana has a flavor very similar to lettuce. 

 

What's on U-Pick:

Strawberries. We're not picking strawberries  for the share this week, but they're still available for u-pick. There's a healthy amount of them available. 

Greens: Swiss chard, Collards, Lettuce, Spicy Mix, Arugula, Kale, Spinach and Tender Greens. Note that the lettuces taste best when harvested in the mornings.

Herbs: parsley, sorrel, mint, lemon balm, sage, onion chives (flowering), garlic chives, lavender, chamomile, dill, stevia and thyme.  New: Basil. 

Turnips. Still plenty of them in the fields. 

Snap Peas. New this week! 

Mulberries. They're plentiful. If you want to harvest some, we recommend laying a sheet on the ground and shaking the tree so that they fall onto the sheet. 

As always, any flowers that are growing on the farm are available for u-pick. 

 

What's coming up in the share:

Next week: We expect garlic bulbs, bunching onions (green onions/scallions) and carrots. 

Cucumbers are on their way in the next few weeks as well. 

 

Tip of the Week: Using Kholrabi

The bulb of a Kohlrabi can be peeled and eaten raw or cooked -- cut into strips, it can be boiled, steamed or roasted. The tops can be used as you would kale. Here are a few ideas other than just tossing kohlrabi into salads:

 

Questions? Comments? Other ideas for kohlrabi?  Let us know on the blog! 

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