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 ItHow Do I Prepare It?How Do I Store It?
Half Shares   
Romaine LettuceDark green lettuce with crunchy heartSalads, on sandwichesIn the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in a Ziploc with airflow
Green Swiss ChardLarge-leafed leafy green with stalks of whiteUse in Pastas, stir fries, as pizza topping or even in saladIn the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in a Ziploc with airflow
Red Leaf LettuceDeep red, soft lettuceSalads, on sandwichesIn the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in a Ziploc with airflow
Sugar Snap PeasPint of round pods o peasEat the whole pod in stir fries, salads or with veggies and dipIn 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 peasEat the whole pod in stir fries, saladsIn the crisper drawer of the refrigerator, cut off tops, wash and bag to keep moist
Flat-leaf ParsleyDark green herb bunchAdd flavour to salads like tabbouleh, make parsley pesto, use as garnishIn the crisper drawer of the refrigerator
Chinese CabbageOval-shaped cabbage with white stalks and green, frilly leavesPerfect in noodle soups or in stir fries or salads. Very tasty sautéed with baconIn the crisper drawer of the refrigerator
CucumberDark green long, round fruit with small ridges on skinBest raw in veggies and dip, excellent in saladsIn the crisper drawer of the refrigerator
Red Beets (bunched)Purple round root vegetable with green and red leafy topsBest 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 greensRemove roots from leaves, store roots In the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in bag, and store leaves in a bag with airflow
ZucchiniDark green long, round veggie with smooth skin and thicker stemVery versatile in stir fries, pastas, raw as zucchini noodles, stuffed zucchini, great in zucchini breads and in taco meat mixIn the crisper drawer of the refrigerator
Whole Shares   
Black currantsPurplish black tart berry in clamshellCook with sugar for a jam or sauce, use in muffins or add to salads or smoothiesIn your refrigerator
StrawberriesRed berry with seeds on the outside in pintEat as they are, dip in chocolate, add to cereal, smoothies, or saladsIn 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 choyLeafy green with crisp, white stalksPerfect for stir fries and salads, and great in soupsIn the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in a Ziploc with airflow
Green OnionsGreen topped bunched onionsSautee with other veggies, chop and add to any savory dishAs is in the crisper drawer
Green KaleLeafy green with bluish frilly leaves in a bunchEnjoy raw in salad, add to smoothies or chop and wiltIn the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in a Ziploc with airflow
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