We’re excited to begin another year of sharing the farm harvest with our members! Thanks so much to all who have rejoined us again and for all the new members. Work on this week’s harvest began in December with ordering seeds and supplies, then into January with starting seeds in the greenhouse followed by weeks of preparing the soil and planting. Thanks to all our members for your early membership payments that help offset the many pre-harvest costs. We hope you enjoy the season!
We have shares available so please tell your friends, family, coworkers and we can start delivery next week, with 15 weeks left in our spring/summer season. Here’s how to sign up.
Here’s what’s expected in our Spring week 1 shares:
(Shares may vary slightly depending on field/garden conditions)
Half Share: Lettuce mix (double portion), Broccoli greens, Green onions, Swiss Chard, Mizuna, Radishes
Full Share: Lettuce mix (double portion), Broccoli greens (double portion), Green onions, Swiss Chard (double portion), Mizuna (double portion), Radishes (double portion), Kale, Beet greens, Asparagus, Sunflower sprouts
Here are a few quick tips for the veggies you may not have cooked with before. Swiss chard is a favorite green of ours. It’s great fresh in a salad or cooked in a pasta dish. It’s a great substitute for spinach in any dish. Beet greens are easily sautéed with a little olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Sunflower sprouts are extremely versatile and delicious as a topping on salads, pizza, or almost any dish. Mizuna adds texture and flavor to a stir fry. Broccoli greens can be served fresh in a salad or sautéed like spinach. A delicious green with a similar taste to cabbage or kale.
Here’s a great recipe idea for your radishes and Mizuna! You could even add some green onion for more flavor!
Mizuna and Radish Slaw with Roasted Peanuts (source)
You could certainly add herbs or other vegetables to the salad or toss in some cooked grains. It’s just a good, quick, template. The peanut oil is really nice here but if you don’t have it you could substitute a neutral oil and add 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil.
4 radishes, washed, trimmed and cut into match sticks
3-4 cups mizuna, washed, dried and finely chopped
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped up a bit
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons peanut oil (see headnote)
Juice of 1/2 lime (or use a bit more vinegar if you don’t have a lime)
Put vegetables and peanuts in a salad bowl. Dress with rice wine vinegar, peanut oil, salt and lime juice. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve immediately.