We are finally planting sweet potatoes after getting the field ready between rain storms the last 2 weeks! I'm excited ! We are planting japanese (purple skin and yellow/white flesh, covingtons (orange), o'henry's (white), and all purple. We will harvest these in mid to late September. Farming is a combination of living in the moment and trying to see 3 months in the future and plan a year out...
Anyway, your box this week:
small shares: 1 head of green bibb lettuce, 1 bunch arugula, 1/2 lb. spinach, 1 bulb fennel, 1 bunch red scallions, 1 bunch green garlic, 1 pint strawberries (value $15.50)
regular shares: 1 head green bibb lettuce, 1 bunch arugula, 1 lb. spinach, 2 bulbs fennel, 1 bunch red scallions, 1 bunch green garlic, 1 pint strawberries, 1 lb. yellow squash, 1 lb. broccoli, 1 bag curly kale (value $29)
All items will keep best in the refrigerator.
Soon to come to all boxes are broccoli, summer squash, beets, and carrots. This week is probably the last lettuce you'll get for a couple months.
Strawberry Bibb Salad
-wash the lettuce, dry, and tear into pieces of desired size
-slice strawberries and add to lettuce in a bowl along with some crumbled blue cheese
-toast almonds in a dry cast iron skillet over medium heat (when you can start to smell them they are toasted); let cool and add to salad
-make a dressing of:
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp maple syrup
salt and black pepper to taste
-dress and toss the salad and enjoy!
|The view from the seats of the transplanter. Aaron driving.|
|Addiebelle and Cyril!|