In the share this week:
1 bunch spring onions
1 head bok choy
1 bunch broccoli
1 kohlrabi bulb
1 bunch curly red or lacinato kale
1 bunch parsley
1 head mini romaine
1 pint sugar snap peas
Thoughts from Farmer Anna:
The month of May has just zoomed by here on the farm. We are now nearly finished with spring planting. The winter squashes - pie pumpkins and butternuts - and lots of peppers both sweet and hot went in last week. The sweet potatoes were scheduled to go in this week, but may be put off until next week because it's too hot these next couple of days to ship them. We purchase our slips from an organic farm in North Carolina and it's even hotter there today. We'll continue to do succession plantings of lettuce, beans, carrots, beets, green onions, cucumbers and zucchinis over the next couple of months, but we've gotten our once a season crops in the ground.
There are several exciting new crops in the share this week! We are harvesting our first broccoli and sugar snap peas, along with kohlrabi and parsley. Most of you probably won't have any trouble figuring out what to do with the broccoli and peas (just eat the peas raw, they are so yummy!), but I do think that the share this week really calls for a stir-fry. Here's an idea for some flavors:
You could also definitely add in your bok choy to the stir fry as well, or try roasting it along with your broccoli (and chop up that kohlrabi to add to the roasting pan too!):
The fresh parsley smelled so good when we started harvesting it yesterday. It is so wonderfully fresh tasting and would be great in a salad with your kale this week. You can also dry or freeze your parsley if you don't think you'll use it this week.
Well, I'm a little short and sweet with the newsletter today. Gotta get back out in the heat and get a few beds prepped before possible rain again tomorrow and Thursday! Hope you all have a great week :)