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Harvest Update June 8th

Posted 6/8/2015 12:14pm by John and Aimee Good.


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We hope everyone enjoyed their first CSA pickup of the season! The shares will continue to be "mostly green" for June, but we will have some new items each week. Enjoy your salads and cooking greens this week!

 

 THE HARVEST

Head lettuce Crunchy romaine or greenleaf heads

Scallions Slender young scallions. Chop entire stalk - greens & whites - finely for salads, topping for soups,& baked potatoes, salads, omelets, etc.

*Mix & Match Greens:

Spinach Delicious & versatile - great raw or cooked. However, to lessen oxalic acid content and improve digestability, cook spinach. Great in quiches, on pizza, in stir-fry, with pasta and garlic and feta, with toasted sesame oil and soba noodles, etc.

*Asian Greens Mix A mix of tender, mild asian greens. Excellent raw, added to the leaf lettuce. Also great as braising greens. Cooks very quickly, so add at the end of a stir-fry or saute. 

Leaf Lettuce Our special salad mix is cut from mini heads of multi-leaf (very dense) lettuces, for the best flavor, texture, crunch, and keeping quality!

Bok choy Separate leaves by cutting off stem and wash thoroughly. Chop stems and greens. Cook stems first, then add greens. Delicious sauteed with ginger and garlic, or added to broth-y soups such as Miso or Chicken noodle soup.  

Hakurei turnips This special Asian variety of turnip is quite mild and almost sweet. Slice thinly for salad or stir-fry. Roast whole on the grill. Mash with potatoes. Trim, wash, and saute the greens as well - delicious and very nutritious bitter green, similar flavor to broccoli rabe.

Radishes- round red variety. Great for salad, spread, or just snacking.

Broccoli -early harvest, more to come.

Summer Squash & Zucchini - first harvest of the year, our earliest picking of the season ever.

 COMING SOON: Napa cabbage (also called Chinese cabbage), Garlic scapes, Cucumbers

UPICK:
Strawberries & Sugar Snap Peas. PLEASE NOTE: We will continue with the flag-picking system for berries this week, and will also use it for the peas. It is working well  - thank you for your cooperation! We will use cloth ties for the peas, which can be hung on the tall stakes, to mark the picking spots for each row.

 

NOTES:Cheese, chicken & pork shares this week. Fruit shares still available from North Star Orchard. Also, still time to sign up for the Budding Farmers child education program. 

 

RECIPES

A great simple recipe for bok choy from Martha Stewart: Baby bok choy with chile, garlic, and ginger. You can skip the chile for a mild dish. 

http://www.marthastewart.com/856116/baby-bok-choy-chile-garlic-and-ginger

Try Mashed Taters & Turnips topped with Turnip Greens. Additions of creamy sour cream, and sweet sauteed onions. Great as a main dish or side dish.

Enjoy!

As always, if you need an idea for the produce in your share, check our Recipe Page! You can search by vegetable!  

 

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

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