Week #3 – 2013 CSA Season

Full share week #3

Full share week #3

What’s in the Box: Purple kohlrabi, kale (red russian or lacinato), buttercrunch lettuce heads red and green, chioggia beets, baby summer squash, spinach, salad mix.

What’s going on at the farm:  This last week we weeded almost all of the onions which was quite a lot, 9 100 Ft. beds to be exact.  Strawberries are ripening and our peas are flowering heavily so they should both be in heavy production around next week.  Garlic scapes are a maybe for this week as well as they are not quite ready.  Our broccoli is heading up well and cabbages and zucchini are on the way as well.  This week we will continue yanking the weeds out of the last of the onions, green beans, and pick strawberries daily as they are ripening now and will speed up rapidly over the next three weeks.    Chioggia (kee-oh-ja) beets are new this week and are delicious sauteed and my favorite way, roasted.  Remember to use the greens on your beets as well.  They are very tender and tasty and should be used just like swiss chard.  We were going to provide chard as our bunching green this week but opted for kale again as the beet greens are very similar to chard.  They are best sauteed in olive oil in my opinion and very good for pasta dishes as well.  The cool weather trend has continued this week but it looks like some warmer weather will speed up growth for our summer crops like peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, melons, etc…  Enjoy the fresh greens and roots and we will have berries on the way next week.

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