CSA Week 5
Welcome back after our week break! We were able to tackle some tasks around the farm that are hard to get to when I'm harvesting in full swing. And we also were able to do a day trip with the boys to Canada's Wonderland - a first for them.
The summer vegetables are all starting to make their appearance this week and there are many more great items coming over the next 3 weeks or so. I'm particularly happy with the napa cabbage, which are big and beautiful. Don't worry if you can't use it all in one week: napa stores for weeks if tightly wrapped and stored in your crisper! We also have the first beets which look wonderful and thick green onions which are perfect for grilling. The zucchini started producing a bit earlier than expected so I have been stockpiling zucchini over this past week and everyone will get one more zucchini than normal this week. This is the perfect time to make zucchini loaf, grilled zucchini steaks on the BBQ, or zucchini fritters.
Finally, this week contains a new salad mix I am trying (and I'm already sold on it). Unlike typical baby salad greens, this mix is grown from full heads that have been bred to break into perfect salad size pieces when harvested. You will find that this mix is crisp and very flavourful and will have a much longer shelf life than your average baby mix. Enjoy!
I am seeing the first blush of colour on the slicing tomatoes so it won't be too much longer and we will get to add tomatoes to shares. I can't wait!
Beets are always perfect roasted or grated raw on top of a salad. But if you are looking for additional ways to use your beets, try some of these recipes:
Beet Berry Smoothie
Balsamic and Honey Roasted Beets
Chilled Summer Borscht
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