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Farm Share Week 5: June 29-July 1, 2016

Sorry for the late blog-my internet at night goes in and out-I’m not sure if Rogers does an nightly update or what but once it goes-its done for the night! A quick note from Jenny:
We have rain! There are a lot of farmers overjoyed at this news, and definately some crops. New this week is sugar snap peas and snow peas from the field, greenhouse beets and red currants. Little zucchini the size of my thumb are sending the promise of zucchini for next week! The carrots in the front field are also finger-sized, and I simply cannot wait till they’re ready!
Have fun creating this week 🙂
Week 5
-green kale‎ (try rubbed in olive oil on pizza for something new)
-red currants (try on salad, in a smoothie, or in baking) extra strawberries
-strawberries
-cucumber
-red beets‎ (don’t forget to use the leaves!)
-red leaf lettuce
-black kale (perfect in pasta or as salad-just rub leaves in olive oil, add lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper to taste, and voila! A craveable salad)
-green leaf lettuce
-snow peas
-sugar snap peas
Whole
-garlic scapes
-salad greens with red rocket arugula and baby kale
-rhubarb
-bok choy
-asparagus
This week I was focusing on using up my leftover green leaf veggies.  I used this recipe but I added the stems from the beets in with the onions to caramelize as well as the big leaves with the spinach at the end to soften them up.  It was delicious and a great way to use part of the plant if you save the beets themselves for soups, smoothies, or something else. Delicious sauteed spinach and caramelized onions recipe.  This week we are off to the bush for a camping trip with the boys! It’s our first time out since getting engaged nearly 6 summers ago-how time flies and I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with my sons.  Since I won’t be around I sent a message to Jenny to delay my share until next Friday-if you are going on vacation please let us know and we will hold your box until you are back-just send Jenny the dates and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Don’t forget to check out our pinterest page for more recipes!
https://www.pinterest.com/zephyrfarmshare/?etslf=4064&eq=zephyr%20or