Howdy folks and welcome to the first official week of summer...Yeehawww!!! Time seems to be accelerating at a tremendous speed here at the farm but we are loving the early summer crops that are popping up and the longer days have been amazing--we can get SO much done with all of this daylight. The weeds have been kicking our butts as of late but we're doing our best to stay on top of them. The deer fence Taylor built over the winter has proven again to be working like a charm. We had the gates open yesterday while we were working and a lonely deer wondered in. As we chased it toward the open gates it tried to (unsuccessfully) clear the fence. It's pretty darn awesome to witness first hand how well this fence is working. Deer be damned!
This week we're harvesting peas and we are thrilled to include them in your boxes. Sugar snaps and snow peas are both making their seasonal debuts and we hope you love these tasty guys as much as we do. Kohlrabi is back again and we hope you all enjoyed it last week. I'll be posting a kohlrabi tahini salad on Dishing up the Dirt later this week so if you're in a rut and not sure what to do with that guy I've got your back. Otherwise, just slice it up and dip in hummus, butter or simply sprinkle with sea salt. The arugula is tastier than ever and we're so happy with this most recent planting. Perfect germination, tender leaves with a subtle peppery bite. We think it's the best arugula of the season! This may be the last week for bok choy until the fall (although we may squeeze in one more week if it's possible) so enjoy them while they're here. The collard greens are absolutely delicious right now. We've been enjoying them sliced really thinly and sautéed with a little butter and topped with crumbled bacon and a pinch of parmesan cheese. SO good! The mustard greens have been a great addition to our daily sandwiches and also make a superb pesto. One of our awesome CSA members emailed us some photos of her pesto batches from the last few weeks and it's awesome to see what you all are whipping up in the kitchen! Never hesitate to email us photos. We love it!
Anyhow, we hope you all are enjoying this summer weather and the fresh bounty. Happy cooking!
A + T
- Bok Choy
- Collard Greens
- Sugar snap peas
- Snow peas
- Mustard Greens