In Your Share (July 1st edition)

WateringIt’s going to be hot this week! The crew is hustling to get most of the harvest in early in the morning before both veggies and people start to wilt. Once the harvest is safely in the cooler then there’s lots of weeding and of course watering to keep us busy.

Remember: The Luscher Farm Pickup will be Wed 5-7pm this week since Thursday is 4th of July.

There are some great salad, picnic & grilling ideas in your recipe packet HERE.

This week your share may include…

  • Baby Beets: The roots are getting bigger each week and the greens are beautiful – cook them just like spinach or chard.
  • Cilantro: Nice bunches again this week!  
  • Collard Greens: There is a great recipe for greens (collards or beet greens) & potatoes with Indian spices in your packet. Or you can try my  favorite recipe for the more traditional black eyed peas and collard greens.
  • Fava Beans: I’m always so happy to see the favas in the share. They’re a bit of work, but so worth it. You’ve got recipes plus tips on shelling in the packet. On of my favorite recipes is from last year – you put the whole pod on the grill, or under the broiler so you don’t have to shell them. It’s called Ignacio Matta’s Grilled Favas.
  • Baby Fennel: These little bulbs can be added raw to salads or make a nice roasted veggie medley with onions and turnips.
  • Kohlrabi: The bulbs were finally big enough to harvest. They have a sweet crunchy flavor and make a nice addition to salad or you can roast them. The varieties are purple Kohlribi and white Winner.
  • Lettuce: Beautiful dark red romaine lettuce heads make a colorful Ceasar salad and would go great with the miso dressing in your packet too.
  • Spring Onions: Bunches of red & yellow onions – use the bulb like you would a storage onions, and the green tops like scallions.
  • New Red Potatoes: These are delicious little new purple potatoes and the earliest we’ve ever had them! The skins are incredibly tender and may be peeling off already. They’ll make terrific steamed potatoes or first of the season potato salad.
  • Hakuri Turnips: They’re back!

Coming soon… summer squash!