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!
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!