Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Week 3 CSA June 15

Early Jersey Cabbage on the plant

This week, the sky finally brought us some much needed rain.  We've been doing a lot of hand weeding and will be tilling  several of the spring crops in tomorrow to re-plant with summer crops.  A reminder that after this week, those of you who pick up at the Wednesday market will be picking up at the new location at the chamber of commerce on Montford Ave.  Our farm is on the Family Farm Tour this year June 25 and 26.  We'll have things tidy and will be available to give tours so if you want to come out, please do!
This weeks' box includes: 1 head early jersey wakefield cabbage, 1/2 lb spinach, 1 bunch onions, 1 bunch garlic, 1 bunch red beets, 1 lb yellow squash, 1 lb broccoli.  The full shares don't get broccoli and get in addition 1 lb purple cauliflower, 1 pint snow peas, 1 pint sugar snaps, 1 bunch carrots.  Everyone will get blueberries!
The cabbage is an heirloom, early variety with superior tenderness and flavor.  I think it makes the best slaw.  It is also delicious steamed with lemon juice and butter. The beets are sweet and tender and a great albeit unusual thing to do with them is make beet sandwiches!  Slice the beets in 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick slices and steam til soft.  Toast some bread and spread with mayonnaise and a good mustard.  Slice a dill pickle and add as much as you like.  Add a few leaves of spinach and a slice of swiss cheese and enjoy! 

Broccoli on the plant

Yellow Crookneck Squash with flowers

View of the wash-shed and equipment barn from the squash patch


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