FARM BLOG

CSA Week #3

THIS WEEK IN THE BOX

*NOTICE: The contents of the share will change depending on your pick-up day this week.  The following list is for THURSDAY ONLY.  

2 heads Boston Lettuce - Green & Red Varieties
1 bunch Scallions
2 pieces of Kohlrabi
1 bunch Spinach or Arugula
1 bunch Broccoli
1 bag Sugar Snap Peas
1 head Escarole
1 bunch
Swiss Chard

PRODUCE NOTES

KOHLRABI - You can't miss these funny looking veggies in your box this week!  Kohlrabi is a part of the cabbage family, first grown in Europe around 1500 and brought to America around 1800. It has a turnip like appearance, with leaves standing out like spokes from the edible portion, which is a rounded, enlarged stem section growing just above the soil line. The kohlrabi should be peeled first, and then sliced raw in salads, cut into sticks for dip, or you can try cooking it up in one of our delicious Kohlrabi Recipes.

SUGAR SNAP PEAS - The whole pod is edible! Due to the cool weather, the pea plants are not producing their usually high yields yet, so we're sending out all that we have, and we hope there will be more coming your way in the next few weeks.  To remove the stem on the pea, snap off the top and remove the attached string that pulls off down the side of the pea. I like to eat them lightly blanched (which brings out their sweetness and bright green color!) and salted. To blanch them, boil a small pot of water, drop in the peas for just 1-2 minutes, and then remove immediately. They should be bright green and still a little crunchy. 

We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share. You may find our PRODUCE STORAGE TIPS page useful in figuring out how to maximize the life of your veggies, and our RECIPE section to search for ways to cook up your box! And maybe you need help identifying a particular mystery vegetable? Try our CROP GUIDE.  

THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS

Sugar Snap Peas with Scallions
Grannie's French Swiss Chard
Braised Kohlrabi

More recipes for all the week's produce can be found here on our RECIPES page.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us for U-Pick Organic Strawberries at the farm!  Our farmstand and U-Pick fields will be open this coming weekend, so find out more here.