In Your Share (Oct 20th edition)

IMG_1862.JPGFall Cauliflower is here and it might just be one of the best crops we’ve ever had!! Farm crew member, Callista, can attest to the fact that some of them  really are bigger than your head : )

Time to sign up for Winter Shares if you haven’t already!! Click on your preferred pickup site, SE Portland or Lake Oswego, for more info.

This week your share may include…

  • Broccoli: The ubiquitous green heads in the supermarket are no comparison to these flavorful beauties.
  • Cauliflower: See above, WOW!
  • Cimi di Rapa: These days we call any brassia family buds raab, but these greens are the real thing. A traditional italian speciality, they are technically a turnip, but harvested for only the greens and baby buds. All they need is a quick sauté in olive oil then serve them over pasta or as a simple side with a splash of balsamic vinegar.
  • Anaheim Peppers: These definitely make an amazing chile relleno! And they also freeze well – see below.
  • Cilantro: Tasty little bunches.
  • Collard Greens: Big and beautiful, it’s always so nice to have these greens back in the fall!
  • Garlic: Beautiful Chesnok in the pretty purple wrappers.
  • Hot Peppers: Your choice of red jalapeño, black czech and bulgarian carrot.
  • Italian Sweet & Red Bell Peppers: Several of our favorite sweet pepper varieties from Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds in the Italian style – Gatherer’s Gold and Stocky Red Roaster. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the peppers this season, all you need to do is remove the stem & seeds, chop them up and sauté them with a bit of olive oil and salt – this turns a large amount into a much more manageable size – then freeze them in single serving containers. That way you can always add the taste of summer peppers to winter meals!
  • Potato: Several varieties to choose from this week.
  • Tomatillos: Last chance to make salsa verde!

Coming soon… Winter Shares start the first week of November!!