Farm Share Week 2 (June 12-14, 2013)

Farm Share Week 2 (June 12-14, 2013)

Hi from the farm!

We have a great growing week upon us- a little rain and a lot of sunshine and heat. This means that the early crops like snow peas, asparagus and strawberries are growing so rapidly they must be harvested every other day. While we only have enough for some of the whole shares this week of the snow peas, I hope to have enough for everyone next week, as well as more strawberries.

We had a successful Open House on Saturday. Many of you came to learn about the farm, meet like-minded friends and eat Jannette’s famous rhubarb cake as the kids made their own caterpillar herb gardens. Thanks to all that came out!

Now, here are your organic goodies for the week:

Half Share

  • asparagus
  • red radish
  • chinese cabbage
  • parsnips
  • green onions
  • white baby bokchoy
  • green kale
  • red swiss chard
  • red leaf lettuce
  • potted basil (don’t put in fridge)

Whole Share

  • asparagus
  • red radish
  • chinese cabbage
  • parsnips
  • green onions
  • white baby bokchoy
  • green kale
  • red swiss chard
  • red leaf lettuce
  • potted basil (don’t put in fridge)
  • romaine lettuce
  • rhubarb
  • strawberries or cilantro
  • jerusalem artichokes
  • snow peas

Recipes

Radishes for the Skeptical

While I enjoy the spicy taste of fresh radishes, I was looking for a less provocative-tasting side and came up with a way to make radishes mild and sweet.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch radish, washed with stems and roots removed
  • 1/2-1 bunch carrots or parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2 in. diametre pieces
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2-3 tbsp. real maple syrup

Directions

1. Wash, peel and cut vegetables, leaving radishes whole. Place in saucepan.

2. Add water and maple syrup, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature, cover and cook until tender.

Chicken Caesar Wraps

Are the greens piling up on you, especially lettuce? You can mix in other greens, like baby bokchoy in this super simple meal idea. Between my husband, son and I, we managed to eat almost the entire giant head of lettuce. Serves 3.

Ingredients

  • medium head of lettuce
  • 1 lb. chicken, cut into small strips
  • coconut oil
  • caesar dressing
  • parmesan cheese
  • fresh minced garlic or garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 large whole wheat tortillas

Directions

1. Sautee chicken in coconut oil until cooked through, seasoning with garlic and salt.

2. Wash and chop lettuce and any other greens/veggies you wish to add (I kept it simple because I was hungry and tired). Add caesar dressing, parmesan, garlic and salt and pepper. Toss until mixed and serve with chicken strips in tortillas.

I hope this helps you in your quest to eat more fresh organic veggies!

  1. Kim
    Kim06-14-2013

    Hi!

    Enjoying my first week of veggies. Just cooking up a mess if veggies for Friday supper. Just realized though that I got the half share, rather than the full. I noticed that the bin was smaller than last year, and I just checked against your list and I received only the half share items.

    I meant to order the whole. Can you confirm?

    Many thanks,

    Kim Panourgias 1893 pine grove ave Pickering 905-509-8642

    Sent from my iPhone

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