Friday, 6 July 2012

CSA Week 5 - Meet this week's vegetables

  • Summer salad mix
  • Heirloom carrot Mix — Some of our customers juice or make other use of the carrot tops, but for longer storage in the refrigerator, take the tops off and store carrots in a sealed container to prevent them from going soft.
  • 1 pint sweet peas — Unlike the sugar snaps and snow peas we also grow, sweet peas need to be shelled. Summer candy from the garden, each with it's own wrapper!
  • Sweet Spanish onion 
  • Red Russian kale — Many kale connoisseurs prefer this variety over all others for its' tenderness and flavour, even in summer heat. In our house, this  makes a frequent addition to fried a zucchini.
  • Patty pan summer squash — Great sliced and fried like zucchini, or try it marinated on the BBQ.
  • Fresh Russian red garlic! — Our first pickings of the year! The stem has not dried down yet, so you can use the stem as you would a green onion. 
  • 1 bunch basil