CSA WEEK 1

HERE WE ARE! We are so excited to share the bounty with you all.

Your box this week contains:

  • Salad Mix
  • Romaine head
  • Spinach
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Arugula flowers
  • Green Onions
  • Siberian Kale
  • French Breakfast radish
  • Garlic Scapes

Garlic scapes are a bonus when growing hardneck varieties of garlic. The scapes are immature flowers signaling that the plant is ready to form a bulb. We pick them off to encourage bulb growth and they are quite a treat! A bit more mild than bulb garlic- add them to salads or stirfries or my personal favorite- Scape Pesto! Below is a recipe for scape and spinach pesto:

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 bunch garlic scapes, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, or to taste (optional)

Directions

  1. Blend spinach, garlic scapes, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and pine nuts in a food processor until smooth; season with salt and pepper.

Top with arugula flowers and what a beautiful treat!

Speaking of Arugula flowers- We keep them in a glass with water (like a flower bouquet) on the counter and pick them off. They can be added to salads or top any dish. Try them! They are nutty and taste like arugula and oh so pretty. We are big believers in "you are what you eat" and who doesn't want to be a flower?!

If you are not planning on eating the radishes in the next couple days after receiving your box- be sure to clip off the green tops and store radishes in a bag in the fridge with out greens. They keep longer this way. 

Hope yall enjoy the first box! As always we'd love to hear how you prepare the vegetables so please share your concoctions with us!

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