Howdy folks and welcome to week 7 of your farm share! We're beyond STOKED with this week's haul. It was hot, sweaty and uncomfortable in the fields but hot damn...we persevered and it paid off. We're thrill to introduce you all to Tumbleweed Farm's delicious Swiss Chard. It's growing beautifully this year and the leaves are tender and delicious. I've got some lovely recipes below (including quick pickled chard stems that are a Tumbleweed Farm favorite!) We're also at the very beginning of the summer squash and zucchini harvest. They're just coming on now and as the weeks go on they'll be more abundant--Not to worry about squash overload!! I've got a ton of recipes to keep you out of a zucchini rut. I'd also suggest investing in a Spiralizer (this is a great one). They're worth the 30 bucks and you'll find plenty of uses for it! You can seriously make noodles out of anything (we just made beet noodles and they were fantastic!) So if you're up for it I'd highly recommend the Spiralizer.
This week we're pleased to have sugar snap peas along with snow peas in your share. The strawberries are fazing out but blueberries are coming soon so your sweet tooth needs will continue to be fulfilled! The fresh onions are wonderful too. You can use them like you would a scallion or leek. They're really tasty and add a lot of flavor to salads, burgers or simply thrown onto the grill.
Anyhow, we hope you enjoy the harvest. Happy July everyone!
- Beets (remove the greens and store separately)
- Sugar snap peas
- Snow peas
- Radishes (remove the greens and store separately)
- Mizuna (store in a plastic bag)
- Fresh onions (store in the fridge, you can use the tops too--mince them up and add to scrambled eggs, salads or as a garnish on pasta)
- Zucchini/Summer Squash
- Swiss Chard (store in a plastic bag in the fridge)
- Lettuce (store in a plastic bag in the fridge)