DIGGING DEEPER

In Your Share (March 14th edition)

Let the planting begin! ¬†Greenhouses are filling up with baby leeks, broccoli, lettuce and even some early tomato starts. In the fields we’ve planted peas, favas, onion sets, spinach & carrots. This week your share may include…

  • Cabbage: Baby heads of crinkly savoy cabbage are so tasty this time of year. We’re racing the clock with these varieties because soon they too will start to send up a flower stalk. Don’t worry if you cut it open and find one starting inside, just chop it up too – it’s all tasty & sweet.
  • Cauliflower: Since it did not freeze this week we have BEAUTIFUL heads for you – both white and purple.
  • Collard Greens: It has been a bountiful year for collards so I wanted to pass on a few recipe suggestions in case you’re experiencing some winter greens fatigue. I love this Potato & Lentil Soup with collards and you should definitely try Winter Greens Pesto with collards – both from my friend Katherine Deumling at¬†Cook With What You Have. These recipes will work well with the kale too.
  • Collard Raab: The raab has begun! The stalk, leaves and small florette of the collard plant is all so tender and sweet this time of year. Use these as you would broccoli or greens.
  • Kale: Cute little heads of winterbor.
  • Parsnips: One of my favorite winter roots!
  • Potatoes: Assorted red potatoes this week
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli: This variety, Rudolf, makes it’s beautiful little purple heads earlier than the standard variety. The name makes it sound like maybe it should be ready for Christmas, but we’ve never had it that early. Everything – leaves, stem & florette – is edible.

Coming soon… Leeks & Raabolicious!