Walking around the field right now requires two things mud boots and a bit of optimism. And if you look at what is happening out there it's really beautiful. Plants are flowering all over, tiny vegetables that will grow in to hundreds of pounds of food are taking shape, it's pretty fun to watch! So right now I am trying to just look at the flowers and the fruit and remember that all this rain will end and we will be harvesting these vegetables on some warm sunny day soon!
This week in your share-
Lettuce- Pirat red butterhead, our absolute favorite! Purple scallions, Spinach, Kale, Garlic Scapes, Herbs- Basil parsley or cilantro
Sugar snap peas, Zucchini, Radish or Salad turnip and Shoots!
Finally! A nice big stretch of good weather, a break from our rain gear and a chance for the fields to really dry out. With this sun comes a huge explosion in the fields, everything is starting to take off- the potatoes are growing an inch a day it seems, sugar snap peas are starting to come in, cucumbers are flowering and the first of our zucchini is sitting in the cooler. This week CSA members receive-
Lettuce, Pac Choi, Salad turnips or Radish, Kale-Swiss Chard or Broccoli Raab, Arugula, Bunched onions, Sugar snap peas and Herbs-basil, parsley or cilantro.
I thought the broccoli raab would be great in one of our favorite dishes - Super Green Pasta! It changes every time I make it, but basically consists of pesto, any kind of greens, vegetables and cannelini or cranberry beans. Tonight's version was- basil pesto, broccoli raab, a little kale,onion, zucchini & sugar snap peas. I sauté the veggies in olive oil and then toss it all in a bowl with the pesto. It wouldn't be a meal for Shane without at least one kind of cheese, so we grated parmesan and added some fresh Maplebrook Farm mozzerella on top. Yes, it feels like summer is getting close!
We are so excited to begin the CSA season.
Despite all this rain, things in the field are looking pretty great!
For the first ever Knee Deep Farm CSA pick up
you will be receiving-
Pac Choi, Lettuce, Shoots, Radish or Salad Turnip
Kale or Chard, Spring Garlic, Bunched Onions and
Herbs- Basil plus your choice of parsley or cilantro
We keep it pretty simple in the kitchen, so last night I sautéed a whole bunch of pac choi with garlic and onions and a little bit of swiss chard then I added in some cilantro right at the end. We had wild rice on the side and topped it all off with some amazing Flack Family Farm Kim Chi and a scrambled egg. YUM! If you would like some more recipe ideas I have started a collection on Pinterest. We love new recipes so please share if you have a good one!