In Your Share (August 31st edition)

This week your share may include…

  • Basil: I’m definitely making Insalata Caprese this week with this gorgeous basil and heirloom tomatoes! 
  • Broccoli: More beautiful purple Violet Queen this week.
  • Cabbage: Time for summer slaw.
  • Carrots: This variety, Sugar Snax, has really lived up to it’s name.
  • Sweet Corn: This may be the last of it, but I’ve certainly enjoyed having so much wonderful sweet corn and I hope you have too.
  • Cucumbers: The green ones are mostly Diva – a tasty , productive and thin skinned variety. Also in the mix are several small yellow heirloom varieties including Lemon and Boothby’s Blonde.
  • Edamame: These soybean varieties, grown especially for fresh eating, came originally from Japan. They are gaining popularity here as an easy, tasty and healthy snack. Just pluck the pods from the vine, steam or boil them whole until the beans are tender (5-10min), and sprinkle with salt. They can be served hot or at room temp – just pop the beans of of the pods and enjoy!
  • Lettuce Heads: Summer salad greens are back!
  • Summer Squash: Great on the grill – slice patty pan varieties through the scalloped edge and smaller zucchini lengthwise, brush with a bit of olive oil, salt & pepper, and enjoy!
  • Tomatoes: Stupice and the beginning of the Heirloom varieties this week!
  • Turnips: These beautiful little hakuri turnips are so tender and sweet you can eat them raw. They’re also great sauteed or roasted with the greens.