I am a pretty terrible pea picker. Most other crops I get right to work fill up my bins and get them into the cooler as fast as I can. It's just that I love those fresh peas SO MUCH. They are about as close to candy as we can grow, and I've got an enormous sweet tooth. So I feel it is my duty to sample freely and make sure you are getting only the best possible. And also breaking the shell apart to find all the little peas lined up and snuggled in there so perfectly just makes me smile!
I was so excited about peas that I almost forgot about one of the biggest holidays on this farm and that is First Tomato Day! I spend a lot of time thinking about how to use that first tomato about a week or so actually, from when it first starts showing color to when I can't hold out anymore and pick it! This year that first tomato went onto the simplest of all sandwiches which might be my favorite all time- Our homemade no-knead bread, mayo (we use vegenaise) and tomato, nothing else, just that and it is perfect tomato heaven.
This week in your share-
Kale or Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Shell Peas, Bunched Mixed Beets, Lettuce, Purple Scallions, Zucchini & Summer Squash, Napa Cabbage, Basil or Parsley
Garlic Scapes and a Tomato!