We are starting to feel like its summer! The weeds are growing at a rapid pace and we are trying our best to keep up. The first tomatoes are starting to blush slightly. We picked the first cucumbers today so they will be in abundance next week and you'll see them in your box.
Your box this week:
small shares: 1 head of sugarloaf radicchio, 2 lbs. summer squash, 1/2 lb. broccoli, 2 fennel bulbs, 1 bunch long red onions, 2 bulbs of garlic, 1 bunch of rainbow chard
regular shares: all the same as the small share plus 1 bunch of beets, 1 lb. of cauliflower, 2 english cucumbers
Sugarloaf radicchio is the oblong light green head. It is in the chicory family so it has a bitterness to it. It is delicious as a bitter salad green. It's also great brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and grilled. The combination of radicchio, blue cheese, toasted walnuts, fresh pear, and balsamic vinegar as a salad is outrageously good too!
Some of your squash is "baby" size. We have been cutting those in half lengthwise and sauteeing with some onion, parsley, and salt and pepper. So Good!
This is the last fennel you'll get. Try making fennel risotto if you have time. It is also good grilled. http://www.food.com/recipe/fennel-pea-risotto-360690
Check out this recipe for fennel. For those of you who don't eat meat, this is great without the chicken!
Everything in your box needs to be kept in the refrigerator.
A reminder about the CSA party at the farm on June 29th from 3 to 7. We are going to grill a bunch of stuff and have all the fixings for tacos. Please come out and see where your food is growing. Let us know if you plan on coming so we prepare enough food! We hope you can make it!