Weekly Farm Notes June 5th, 2018

Walking to Spring Week 11 and Organic Egg Share pickup – the 1st Session egg share begins this week – and veggies for sale.

Here are the items you can expect at market {M} and in the CSA {CSA}:

  • Note that for best results storing all root vegetables, remove the tops as soon as you get home and store separately from the roots. Use the greens first; the roots will stay fresh longer.
  • Cucumbers {M} and European and Pickling Cucumbers {CSA}: We just celebrated a birthday here, so I have cake on my mind. Cucumber cake is light and refreshing, perfect for a summer birthday.
  • Napa Cabbage {M/CSA}, Green Onions {CSA}, and Daikon radish {M}: Try Meghan O’Dea’s recipe for Kimchi, the Easy Way.
  • Red Russian {M/CSA} and Toscano Kale {M}, Tender Collard Greens {M/CSA}, and Ford Hook {CSA} Swiss Chard {M}: I like a mix of greens sautéed, and parboiled if they are older/tougher. I had a mixed sautéed in homemade garlic olive oil this morning at breakfast and again at lunch. We are nearing the end of the greens as we move into summer. Preserve some for later: how to freeze greens
  • Young Escarole {M/CSA}: Are you ready to fire up the grill? Yes, you can grill escarole! This recipe also looks good, especially with the garlic oil.
  • Carrots {CSA}: The birthday cake I made this week is the Ultimate Carrot Cake.
  • Gonzalez Cabbage {M}: This is just the right sized cabbage. Shred with Napa cabbage for a unique coleslaw or slice in circles and roast, topping with fennel seeds or caraway.
  • Yellow squash {CSA}: I’m so excited that it’s time for summer squash! My favorite way to cook young summer squash is to saute it in butter, then top with basil or mix in a dollop of pesto.
  • Mint and oregano {M}: I’ve been drinking mint tea everyday since the weather warmed up. Oregano is an important ingredient in Italian cooking, such as our favorite pasta sauce (use 2 tablespoons fresh, or to taste, in place of the dried).

Organic Egg Shares available, 1 dozen a week for 12 weeks! Don’t wait to get signed up! You can come see us at market or go to Tant Hill Farm Egg Shares Call 423-637-9793 for more info!

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