SUMMER 2020 CSA-Week 2

Cook Field Pick-Up, Thursday, May 28, 3:30-6:00pm

Produce this week…

  • Basil plant
  • Easter egg radishes (double share)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Turnips (single share)

Tentative produce list for 6/4…

  • Lettuce
  • Parsley plant
  • Spinach
  • Turnips

Farm Updates…

The wet warm weather is making our beds inviting habitat for spring vegetables and all the other organisms that thrive off of them. Our soil is organically alive, so you can expect to see some chew marks on your turnips and maybe some free riding insects in your lettuce. We are washing the produce, but you might still encounter some mud in your bags. So, remember to wash your produce and store it immediately after the pick up; this will keep it fresh and ready to eat during the week.

What to do with your farm produce this week by intern Logan Wimsatt

Kohlrabi is a vegetable from the cabbage family that was originally
bred in Germany. The leaves and the bulb of the Kohlrabi plant are
edible and can be eaten raw. Kohlrabi can be stored in the fridge best with wet paper towels inside of a plastic bag. A fun fact about
kohlrabi is that the leaves are hydrophobic meaning they repel water and when submerged in water the leaves have a metallic shine.

Here is an easy recipe that includes kohlrabi and radishes:
 What you will need:
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 bunch of radishes
1 or 2 kohlrabi
1 cup of white cooking wine
salt and pepper for seasoning

Or try a Mexican twist to the classic Dutch coleslaw with this
kohlrabi and jalapeno recipe:
What you will need:
6 cups of kohlrabi
1/2 cup of cilantro
half a jalapeno
1/4 cup of chopped scallions
orange and lime zest

Fun facts about basil. Basil was originally used for its medicinal
purposes with a type of basil cultivated in India even being called
holy basil.

To use basil in your kitchen try a classic pesto recipe and add to
toasted bread, salad dressings, and more!
What you will need:
parmesan cheese
olive oil

Spinach is a leafy green vegetable that is particularly high in iron.
Just like Popeye the sailor man we need foods like spinach to keep our bodies healthy and hearty.

Here is a sauteed spinach recipe that just takes 10 minutes to whip
What you will need:
1.5 lbs of spinach leaves
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of chopped garlic
2 teaspoons of salt
3/4 teaspoon of pepper
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
1 lemon

Also, if you still have Napa cabbage, here is a note and recipe that one of our CSA subscribers shared.

“The napa cabbage in our share was something new for me, and I was so pleased with a recipe I found I thought I would send it your way. I happened to have some scallops in the freezer, so this Rachel Ray recipe was perfect. “