Farm Share Week 6

Farm Share Week 6

Greetings from the farm!

After a challenging week where we ran short of many items, it`s been smoother sailing this week. The zucchini crop I have been staring down is now ready, and of course, much more is to come. Zucchini is a beautifully versatile vegetable. The carrots are the size of my fingers now, and shouldn`t be too much longer. The strawberries are sadly, slowing down, but it looks like there will be a lot of black currants next week.

After some positive feedback where I heard that these little charts are helpful, I thought I`d help you identify, prepare and store your veggies. Please enjoy the chart below. I will try to update the blog with some pictures and a recipe over the next couple days. Thanks for helping us do what we love to do. We hope you are on a veggie adventure with our farm share boxes!

Week 6 Veggie Profile

What is It? Describe It How Do I Prepare It? How Do I Store It?
Half Shares      
Romaine Lettuce Dark green lettuce with crunchy heart Salads, on sandwiches In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in a Ziploc with airflow
Green Swiss Chard Large-leafed leafy green with stalks of white Use in Pastas, stir fries, as pizza topping or even in salad In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in a Ziploc with airflow
Red Leaf Lettuce Deep red, soft lettuce Salads, on sandwiches In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in a Ziploc with airflow
Sugar Snap Peas Pint of round pods o peas Eat the whole pod in stir fries, salads or with veggies and dip In the crisper drawer of the refrigerator, cut off tops, wash and bag to keep moist
Snow Peas (or extra sugar snaps) Pint of flat pods of peas Eat the whole pod in stir fries, salads In the crisper drawer of the refrigerator, cut off tops, wash and bag to keep moist
Flat-leaf Parsley Dark green herb bunch Add flavour to salads like tabbouleh, make parsley pesto, use as garnish In the crisper drawer of the refrigerator
Chinese Cabbage Oval-shaped cabbage with white stalks and green, frilly leaves Perfect in noodle soups or in stir fries or salads. Very tasty sautéed with bacon In the crisper drawer of the refrigerator
Cucumber Dark green long, round fruit with small ridges on skin Best raw in veggies and dip, excellent in salads In the crisper drawer of the refrigerator
Red Beets (bunched) Purple round root vegetable with green and red leafy tops Best roasted on its own or in salads. Great with feta or goat cheese or made as chips. Use leaves in salad or with other cooked greens Remove roots from leaves, store roots In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in bag, and store leaves in a bag with airflow
Zucchini Dark green long, round veggie with smooth skin and thicker stem Very versatile in stir fries, pastas, raw as zucchini noodles, stuffed zucchini, great in zucchini breads and in taco meat mix In the crisper drawer of the refrigerator
Whole Shares      
Black currants Purplish black tart berry in clamshell Cook with sugar for a jam or sauce, use in muffins or add to salads or smoothies In your refrigerator
Strawberries Red berry with seeds on the outside in pint Eat as they are, dip in chocolate, add to cereal, smoothies, or salads In your refrigerator. Eat quickly as they spoil rapidly.
Endive

 

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Chinese Broccoli

Green, lettuce-like head with jagged edges

 

Flowery broccoli

Try in Caesar salad or as a spicy raw green or try cooking

 

Great in stir fries, steamed or sautéed as a side

In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in a Ziploc with airflow

 

In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator

Baby Bok choy Leafy green with crisp, white stalks Perfect for stir fries and salads, and great in soups In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in a Ziploc with airflow
Green Onions Green topped bunched onions Sautee with other veggies, chop and add to any savory dish As is in the crisper drawer
Green Kale Leafy green with bluish frilly leaves in a bunch Enjoy raw in salad, add to smoothies or chop and wilt In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in a Ziploc with airflow