Saturday, June 15, 2013

Adventures in CSA 2013: Week 2 - Share

CSA Week 2

Well, we didn't get any asparagus or strawberries or rhubarb, which is a bit disappointing (the share is always greener in someone else's CSA, right?), but we still took home a fun assortment of greens and other goodies this week. 
Week 2 Produce:
  • 1 head Lettuce
  • 1 bunch Arugula  
  • 1 bunch Broccoli 
  • 1 stalk Bok Choy
  • 1 bunch Tuscan Kale
  • 2 lbs Summer squash
  • 5 Garlic scapes*
  • 1 bunch Japanese sweet turnips** --CHALLENGE VEGETABLE

Notes from the farm, via the CSA blog:
 * The immature flower of the garlic plant, we snap garlic scrapes off in the spring because they're a great treat, and doing so will make the garlic bulb larger. Can be used in cooking like garlic, or raw like chives.
 ** The fresh turnips are best eaten raw; the exterior has a little bit of radish bite and the interior is super sweet and mild. Great on salads or just as a snack. You can cook the greens too!
CSA Week 2

Most exciting this week? Those turnips! I wasnt expecting a "challenge vegetable" (i. e. something i haven't prepared before) this year, but I don't think I've gotten this variety of turnip before. I guess there's still a frontier out there!

Also, I'm always thrilled to see green, curly garlic scapes. Should we make pesto this year, or something new?

Also: Still no fruit? C'mon, fruit! I need fruit!
CSA Week 2

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