In Your Share (June 24th edition)

This bit of rain has been a nice respite. We have most of the summer crops planted and the cooler weather gives them time to settle in and grow some roots before the heat wave hits. It’s supposed to be 90 degrees on Friday!

There are some great recipes for the new crops in your share like beets, potatoes and dill in your recipe packet HERE.

This week your share may include…

  • Baby Beets: The beets may be small but the greens are beautiful and can be cooked just like chard. 
  • Broccoli: We’re been waiting for these to head up forever and they’re finally ready – hip hip hooray!
  • Dill: This will be quite nice either with the beets or the baby potatoes. 
  • 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.
  • 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 Heads: Nice heads of green romaine.
  • Spring Onions: Bunches of 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 red 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.
  • Sugar Snap Peas: What can we say about these peas except yum!

Coming soon… sweet summer carrots!