2016 Harvest 4

Howdy folks and welcome to week 4 of your CSA! We hope you've all enjoyed the cooler weather and even the rain. We've been pretty happy that Mother Nature has given us a brief irrigation break which has allowed us to focus on other farm chores instead of moving water all day long! The fields are teeming with squash blossoms, the rows of lettuces look like a hand sown quilt and the corn stalks are growing by the minute.  It's amazing how quickly things grow with the longer days, warmer temperatures and of course that extra rain. The farm looks pretty darn bountiful and we hope you're hungry!

This week we introducing a few more goodies to the usual greens. Kohlrabi is making its seasonal debut and if you've never tried kohlrabi before I encourage you to eat it raw before cooking with it. It's absolutely delicious when peeled, sliced into thin matchsticks and tossed with an herbed yogurt sauce for a simple "slaw" or even sliced into thin rounds and dipped into a little butter with some sea salt. Kohlrabi can be a pain to peel but it's worth the effort so give it a whirl! The leaves are edible and make a great pesto. Along with kohlrabi you're receiving swiss chard for the first time and fresh garlic. The fresh garlic is amazing!!! It hasn't been cured so keep it in the fridge until you're ready to use it.  This week you're also receiving White Icicle radishes which are the spiciest radish variety we grow. They're extremely crunchy and pack a bit of heat and are great added to salads, sandwiches and even roasted. When they're cooked they lose a bit of their spiciness so if you aren't a fan of the spice I'd try cooking these guys.

Anyhow, we hope you all enjoy your veggies this week. There are many new great items and we're excited to hear what you make with them. As always below there are a few links to recipe ideas if you need a little inspiration. The bok choy salad is our favorite salad of the moment and we hope you love it as much as we do. 

Happy cooking!

Harvest 4 Box

  1. Kohlrabi
  2. Kale
  3. Swiss Chard
  4. Fresh Garlic
  5. Garlic Scapes
  6. Head Lettuce
  7. White Icicle Radishes
  8. Bok Choy

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