Jun
14
    
Posted (Lori) in News

NOTE FROM STONELEDGE FARM

Dear CSA Member

Refrigerators will be full of greens this week. Tropicana and Romaine Lettuce, Mizuna and Purslane, a new salad ingredient.  Purslane can be eaten raw in a salad or cooked.  Purslane has a mild, slightly lemony flavor.  It tastes great in a salad with a citrus vinaigrette, toasted walnuts and goat cheese.  Or,  you can briefly sauté purslane in butter and softened shallots or onions, and add to an omelet or frittata.  All of the greens are given a rinse right after we pick them but they will need a wash at home. There was heavy rain over the last week and the soil splashes between the leaves.  I have found it works well to wash greens by cutting the stem portion off, giving the leaves a good rinse in a bowl or sink full of water, drain and rinse again, spin dry.  The lettuces will keep for at least a week in the salad spinner if you have enough room in your refrigerator or in a plastic bag or container.  Some members re-use the rinse water to water their plants.

The greens on the kohlrabi are plentiful and should be cut off and used as a separate vegetable.  Kohlrabi greens can be cooked just like collard greens or kale.  They can also be eaten raw by tossing into a salad.

The Bright Lights Swiss Chard looks just beautiful.  The multicolored stems of yellow, reds, oranges adorn the Bright Lights Swiss Chard.  Oriental Greens and Red Mustard Greens are delicious served with Locust Point CSA’s Spicy Peanut Sauce.  The recipe for Spicy Peanut Sauce can be found on the farm Recipe and Produce ID section under Sauces.

Garlic Scapes are the green pig tail looking stem.  The scape is the immature seed head of the garlic plant that we remove to send more growing energy to the bulb below the soil.  The scape grows from the center of the above ground portion of the garlic plant.  Garlic Scapes have the same flavor and use as the garlic bulb.  Delicious Garlic Scape Pesto is easy to make found on the farm Recipe and Produce ID section under Garlic heading or use your favorite pesto recipe substituting the basil for scapes.

Enjoy the Harvest

Candice

for everyone at Stoneledge Farm

Good Morning CSA Coordinators,

Below is the list for Week #2.

-Cherriette Radish- 1 Bunch

-Boc Choi- 1 Head

-Tropicana Lettuce- 1 Head

-Red Romaine Lettuce- 1 Head

-Kohlrabi- 1 Bunch

-Mizuna- 1 bunch

-Swiss Chard- 1 Bunch

-Garlic Scapes- 4 each

-Golden Goldberg Purslane- 1 Bunch

Mushroom Share:  Oyster

A note about the Mushroom Shares.  The Mushroom Share consists of 5 different varieties of Mushrooms during the season, one variety per week. Some varieties are much more expensive than others and so the amount in the share will depend on the variety and expense of the mushrooms.



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