Wednesday, June 3, 2015

June! 3 or 6

Small boxes:  1 head of napa cabbage, 1 head of green bibb lettuce, 1 bunch of scallions, 1 bunch of garlic scapes, 1 head of frisee, 1 kohlrabi, 1 bunch of dill, 1 # of corn grits!
Regular boxes:  1 bunch of carrots, 1 # of sugar snap peas, 1# of small zephyr squash, all the same stuff in the small boxes except napa cabbage.

Grits! grits! grits!  We hope you are as excited about the grits as we are!  This a dream realized that we can put them in your box.  We grew this corn, a strain of "Trucker's Favorite", last summer, dried it in our greenhouse for the fall, and traded half of it with Farm and Sparrow Bakery so that they would mill the other half for us to put in CSA boxes!  It needs to be stored in your freezer and the sooner you use it, the more of a treat it is.  Freshly milled grain is more flavorful.  The proportions for grits are 4 to 1 water to grits. 

Kohlrabi Slaw
1/2 half a napa cabbage, cut into thin strips
1 kohlrabi, peeled and shredded
2 scallions, green part too, cut in thin rounds
1 bunch of dill, chopped small
juice of 1/2 lemon
1-3 T of mayonnaise
1/2 - 1 T mustard
salt and pepper to taste

If you make this an hour or 2 in advance, it is more flavorful

Napa cabbage is also good as a cooked green.  We like it sauteed with onions and garlic and white beans and served with crushed red pepper and romano cheese on top.

Garlic Scapes:
We are at the point in the season where we need to remove all the remaining garlic scapes from the plants in a day.  It is more than we know what to do with.  We extend the invitation to you to try pickling some.  If you're interested, let us know by email or at market how many you want and we'll give them to you!

Kohlrabi in the field

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