In Your Share (July 11th edition)

We’re having another Volunteer Day this Friday July 15th if you want to come help out at Luscher Farm. Rebekah, our former farm manager, will give a tour and lead the crew transplanting cauliflower, lettuce, fennel and cabbage. More info here. Hope you can join us!

A big shout out to everyone who came down to Grand Island on Sunday to help us harvest garlic!! The farm crew then raced the rain and brought it back to the barn Monday & Tuesday where they are now safely drying.  We have over 20,ooo heads so you can look forward to lotsa garlic in your share over the coming months.

This week your share may include…

  • Beets: There are regular red, a pink heirloom italian heirloom called Chioggia, and cylindrical yellow beets in the bunches this week. The greens are great too – cook them just like you would spinach or chard.
  • Broccoli: Nice heads in the share this week
  • Fava Beans: To double peel or not to double peel, this is the question? Definitely YES says the NY Times. Definitely NO say our Local Experts. My opinion – just depends on how much time I have!
  • Fennel: The mild anise flavored bulb is very versatile – it can be shaved into salads and is also great in gratins. More ideas here.
  • Lettuce Heads: You’ll have romaine and butterhead to chose from this week.
  • Peas: Hip Hip Hooray for peas! These are sugar snap peas which means you can eat the sweet crunchy pods too.
  • Turnip: These cute little Hakuri salad turnips are so sweet crunchy & mild I usually just eat them raw.
  • Spring Onions: These onion sets were planted in February when we had a short but lovely bit of dry weather.  The green tops and any flower stems poking out are edible too.

Coming soon… Sweet Baby Carrots!!