Week 5: Hello Summertime

The bean flowers preparing to send out their beans

The bean flowers preparing to send out their beans

Hello CSA members!

 

It’s been a hot week of hard farm work. Alli and I enjoyed the calmer nighttime hours of this first week of summer sitting on the porch, looking out at the lightning bugs, and grilling all the veggies from the farm we possibly could. It turns out everything’s better grilled!

 

Most noteworthy in our grilling adventures was a Napa cabbage recipe a CSA member told me about last week that was extremely delicious and simple to make. Here is our adaptation of her recipe: cut a Napa cabbage in half lengthwise and coat it in olive oil. Spread scape pesto (see recipe from week 3) on the inside of each half, along with slices of lemon, and a sprinkle of black pepper (or any other ingredients you want!). Close the cabbage back up again and wrap it in foil. Cook it on the grill, turning occasionally so all sides are cooked, until it is tender, or at your desired consistency. At the very end remove the cabbage from the foil, split the halves, and brown them  on the grill for a few minutes. We ate this with grilled beets, Haukrei turnips, and scapes. I wasn’t lying when I said we grilled everything!

Our Napa cabbage all dressed up and ready to grill

Our Napa cabbage all dressed up and ready to grill

In other news, we are now in the height of pea season! Peas are quite a fleeting thing that we have to seize and savor while we can. Our pea harvest this week was seemingly endless, and now you’ll be taking home more than double what you took last week.

 

This week your share will include:

Kale

Chard

Basil (If you’re not tired of making pesto yet, our recommendation for this is the classic basil pesto. Freeze it for winter or eat it fresh!)

Napa Cabbage

Sugar Snap Peas

Beets

Hakurei Turnips

Lettuce/Lettuce Mix

Garlic Scapes (This is the last of the scapes, so the bunches will be smaller than they were in previous weeks)

…and there are a few more potential items we will hopefully be able to give out!

Happy July!
Alison

Jay hilled your potatoes with his cool hilling implement on his tractor

Jay hilled your potatoes with his cool hilling implement on his tractor

The cabbages are heading up and looking like big green roses.

The cabbages are heading up and looking like big green roses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trellised troops of tomatoes

Trellised troops of tomatoes

 

Green monster hands post-trellising

Green monster hands post-trellising

The pigs are growing up!

The pigs are growing up!

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