Week 2~ May 31 – June 6 CSA Newsletter

This Weeks Share: Lettuce, Radish, Kale, Onions, Green garlic, and Bok Choi.

  • Lettuce :  More spring lettuce greens for your share. We have many different types and varieties to choose from. We love the crisp romaine types that are a result of cooler weather.
  • Radish: Easter egg radish this week are small and colorful. They have good flavor and medium heat.
  • Kale:  It’s a russian-siberian cross for this weeks young spring kale. Enjoy it fresh in salads and sandwiches or steam it for a great warm green.
  • Onion: A nice bunch of sweet spring onions and crisp greens to use as scallions. Again this week they are baby sweet onions and not too hot.
  • Green garlic:  This is a delicious spring treat. Hopefully you enjoyed it last week and are happy for more! We harvest green garlic before the true head has formed and the whole plant, the greens included should be used. Enjoy it fresh as the garlic flavor is warm and mild, or chop it all up and add it to whatever your cooking. I put some in the food processor with butter for a great spread on sourdough. Yum!
  • Bok choi: Tender, young leaves and heads of this small Chinese green are in the share this week. Although classified as a cabbage it bears little likeness in flavor. Its white stalks resemble celery without the stringiness, while the dark green leaves are sweet and crisp in texture. Chop bok choi up and add it to soups or stir-fries.

This week your share looks a lot like it did last week.  More delicious greens, some scallions, green garlic and radish. The fresh greens of spring  are loving all this cold and rain, but when will it end! This week looks to hold more.  At least it is not so cold that nothing will grow….the wet but temperate weather is great for the crops we have ready, however we sure could use some sun to help bring on diversity!! We are going to enter June with unseasonably cool and wet conditions. This week heavy rains are the forecast, with balmy conditions of summer being held off until the second week of June.

Peas are in full bloom, but the hammering rains don’t help. The cauliflower and broccoli are looking good, but slow and smaller than we’d like. You should have chard soon along with broccoli. The squash is making it into the fields this week and should take off relatively well. Beans are getting seeded. Marion-berries are in full bloom although the bees have hardly been busy in this cool stretch of weather we seem to be  stuck in. We hope ripening won’t be delayed. First runs of early tomatoes and peppers are out in the fields and eager for the heat. Potatoes are growing nicely. We are hoping for some sunny warmth soon….official go-away-rain dances have ensued. 🙂

From the Farm to Table Cookbook ~ The art of eating locally by Ivy Manning, I found this lovely, delicious recipe.  Enjoy!

A Versatile Recipe For The Hearty Greens You Don’t Know What To Do With
~1 Bunch of hearty greens – chard, turnip or kale
~Toasted sesame oil
~Good quality soy sauce
~ Furikake or toasted sesame seeds
1. Tear the leaves from tough ribs or stems. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add leaves and boil until temder, 1-3 minutes depending on the type of greens.
2. Drain the greens in the colander and push on them to remove as much water as possible.
3. Roughly chop the cooked greens and place them on a serving. Sprinkle lightly with sesame oil and soy sauce; toss to coat. Sprinkle the furikake and serve as a side dish or salad.
Here is our lovely Martha bunching onions…
Speaking of sweet onions, I have a several new cookbooks I am mulling over. I will try to post another recipe or two this evening. Thanks for your support everyone. Enjoy your Monday as we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day.
Farmer Kip and Amy


Filed under CSA Newsletter, General Blogroll, Our Farm News

2 responses to “Week 2~ May 31 – June 6 CSA Newsletter

  1. missmolls

    I just so happen to have a fabulous cookbook for you, need to put it in the mail 🙂
    And it’s from organic PacificNW farmers, so I think you’ll really like it!

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