Full Share: Broccoli, Mixed Beets, Green Cabbage, Salad Mix, Basil, Carrots, and Baby Kale
Partial Share: Spinach, Broccoli, Green Cabbage, Basil, and Carrots.
Hello CSA members!
While the spring weather may have soured your weekend plans, the plants on the farm thoroughly enjoyed a good natural soaking. And I really enjoyed that it was too wet to work…it was definitely one of the more restful weekends I’ve had lately. Today we managed to harvest for CSA and market, and get all the onions weeded (~6,480 row feet). That allowed plenty of time for banter amongst the crew. The discussion topics covered climate change; optimism vs. pessimism; human potential; capitalism; GMO’s (transgenic vs. gene editing); the difference between errors, lies, and obfuscation and how it relates to Mike Pence’s recent CNN interview; trophic cascades; aliens; and my personal favorite…. the Wall-E movie, amongst other things. It’s left me feeling a bit mentally drained as I sit down to write. Or perhaps I”m just dehydrated. It’s hard to remember to drink water when you’re being rained on.
So, let’s take a little farm walk….
All in all, there are 35 blocks on our 13-acre field. Each block has 13 beds that are 180 feet long. Lucky for you, block 13 this week happened to produce some real beautiful broccoli and sweet green cabbage. This is prime time for these “Cole” or cruciferous crops, as the heat and bugs have not ramped up enough to torment them. It’s hard to beat steamed broccoli with a little butter on it. Or, roast it, with this recipe variation. As for the cabbage, slice it super thin and make a oil & vinegar quick-slaw, use on tacos, or sauté. And then there are the beets. They are terrific cubed and roasted, but honestly, my favorite use is to simply grate them raw on top of my salad mix before I add my olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sea salt.
Enjoy the pleasant weather….the heat of summer will be here soon enough. See you at CSA pickup!