In This Week’s Share
- salad mix
- kale, chard, collard greens – bunched together
- carrots – heirloom mix
- salad turnips and radishes – bunched together
- summer squash
- baby leeks – great roasted whole or chopped and used like regualar leeks
- basil – big bunch
packed together in a plastic clamshell:
- tomatoes – variety of heirlooms
- ground cherries – kind of like tiny tomatillos. peel back the husk and enjoy the sweet-tart berry inside.
- mexican sour gherkins – resemble tiny watermelons. delicious alone as a raw snack, mixed in salad, or pickled.
Every other week half share members: this week is a “B” week.
Today we’d like to introduce you to two types of gherkins. One is the tiny watermelon-shaped cucumbers in your clamshell containers, which are Mexican Sour Gherkins. The other is our trusty farm dog, whose name is also Gherkin. Both are adorable little creatures that serve grand purposes on the farm. The Mexican Sour Gherkins grow like ivy, decorating their trellises with beautiful vines and delectable little fruits. Gherkin the dog is a formidable creature, wielding her 25 pounds of terror toward any foe to the crops. She has chased off rabbits, squirrels, deer, woodchucks, crows, and unfortunately, her fair share of skunks. She takes her job seriously and most days can be found patrolling the rows and fence lines.
Cucumbers are here in full force. Preserve some of them by making bread and butter pickles and/or dill pickle spears.
Full sized rainbow carrots at last! Show off their colors and their sweetness in a summery roasted carrot and avocado salad.
Celebrate the beginning of tomato season with a simple Caprese salad or a basil flatbread with roasted tomatoes and basil oil.