Summer greetings! Now that we have reached the zenith of solar tip, we welcome you to the most important email you'll get all week: what you're eating for health, and how you are planet hero! Supporting our small sustainable farm is a significant contribution in reducing the pollution, carbon footprint, and species loss (JUST to name a few) associated with all industrial agriculture.
A lovely bag of produce is coming your way tomorrow. This week one of our features is radicchio. When we went to Italy 2 years ago, Leah was beside herself in the fresh markets, and came home with lots of types of Italian varieties to trial here on our farm. We have several types of radicchio planted; your’s will be labeled on the twist tie around the head. It may be a large light green head, or a green and red-flecked head, or more of the traditional red palla di fuoco that you see in stores. Each kind is delicious! The peas are really putting out some super sweet peas…we think you will agree.
We didn’t get as much rain as we hoped for this last week, so the first water truck of the season is arriving bright and early tomorrow to offload 5000 gallons for weekend irrigation…we hope it rains again soon!
Half share members this week will find our handy kitchen magnet inside your bag, as well as some info about area good-food, good-works places. Thanks to all who were able to make it to the farm on Sunday…it was a very beautiful evening.
Here’s what’s in the bag this week:
- Head Lettuce (coming in various colors and shapes)
- Kohlrabi – stunning purple cole vegetable. Best peeled and eaten raw…we think!
- Shell Peas– Pod and then eat raw, so sweet.
- Sugar Snap Peas- Medley of lovely purple, green and yellow snap peas. We like them wok fried in Asian dishes. The green sugar snaps are addictive eaten raw!
- Scallions- mince and fry as a fresh garlic. Delicious onion/garlic flavor.
- Radicchio– slice thinly and use in salads, or cut into quarters, brush a solid shmear of a sweet balsamic and olive oil on cut side and then sear quickly on a grill (in a grill basket) or under the broiler…heavenly.
- Hakurei turnips – also known as a salad turnip – very mild and juicy and best eaten raw!
Bonus... Cilantro bunch :)
Johnny and Leah