Another rainy Friday, but after a few days of sun we can take it.
This spring and early summer’s weather has been challenging, first with the endless rain, cool temps, and soggy soil, and then the quick jump into heat and sun. After this week’s comparatively balanced weather of sun and rain, the plants are looking happier in the field. (It’s not just the farmers that get stressed in this weather!)
But as any parent knows, when kids are happy, you’re happy. And so it goes with farmers and their crops. The kale is celebrating the more moderate temperatures, the peas are coming in for harvest, and in the greenhouse the first cherry tomatoes are forming.
And it’s been so great to see you each week at the pick-up! Getting into the harvest rhythm always adds a welcome balance to our weeks.
Here’s this week’s harvest:
- Choice of Fennel or Kohlrabi
- Kale : 1 bunch
- Hakurei Turnips: 1 bunch
- Bunching Onions : 1 bunch
- Snap Peas : 1 lb
- Mesclun Mix : 1/2 lb
- Choice of Mint or Oregano
See recipes below
Have a lovely weekend!
In Good Heart,
Kate & Edge
Thinly slice fennel bulbs lengthwise
Roughly chop kale and massage with olive oil
Toss Fennel and Kale together
Salt & Pepper to taste
Optional toppings: a squeeze of fresh lemon or splash of balsamic vinegar, sesame seeds, goat cheese, sliced hakurei turnips or radishes
Kohlrabi is delicious fresh, chopped into match-sticks and dipped in hummus or dressings, or sautéd in a stir-fry.
For an easy, simple recipe, try this Apple & Kohlrabi Slaw