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Farm Share Week 8: July 22-25, 2015

Greetings from the farm! I hope that everyone has managed to keep cool during this lovely heat wave we’ve been having.  My son has spent quite a bit of time in the pool and at the beach and we’ve been making smoothie pop-sickles that I’ve been adding lots of green’s from our share into, and he loves them 🙂 This is what you can expect to see in this weeks farm share.

Half
-carrots

-zucchini

-cucumber

-sugar snap or snow peas

-green beans

-red swiss chard

-green leaf lettuce

-red leaf lettuce

-fennel (celery’s funky cousin)

-red kale (which is actually purple- go figure!)

Whole (same as above with…)

-broccoli

-raddichio (red head that you have seen before in salad mixes. It adds some wonderful punch and colour)

-cilantro

-raspberries or black currants

-collard greens

-2nd peas

I hadn’t ever heard of or seen fennel prior to joining farm share and was clueless to what the funny big plant was the first time I laid eyes on it.  I thought to myself, what on earth am I supposed to do with this?  Since I’m a mom I like to keep things quick and simple and something that hopefully reheats and freezes well.  Tomorrow I’m hoping to make some soup with it-I’m going to modify the recipe slightly by adding potatoes that need to be finished up, but the reviews are great and the recipe is simple and can easily be adjusted to suit your own personal tastes.
Fennel Soup Recipe

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