DIGGING DEEPER

In Your Share (April 1st edition)

kale raab

What a glorious week of sunny weather we’ve had! The nice relatively dry spring has allowed us to get things planted much earlier this year. We already have peas, fava beans, broccoli, lettuce, carrots and more in the ground. If this weather continues we could have our most bountiful summer season yet. Download all the info you need to sign up for the Summer Share here!!

The Recipe Packet has some great ideas for arugula and the other greens as well as many other veggies.

This week your share may include…

Arugula: We planted this in the the high tunnel and it was ready unexpectedly early. Everything happens faster when the weather is over 70 degrees in March!

Beets: Our stalwart winter variety, Lutz aka Winterkeeper.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli: The sprouting broccoli is kicking into high gear and it is looking great.

Cauliflower: The first of the overwinter cauliflower is finally here. This was planted last July and needs to go thorough the winter before it makes a head in the spring. It takes some patience, but these beautiful tender heads are worth it.

Cayenne Peppers: These little dried peppers are hot! Take out the seeds to reduce the heat, or include them if you want to spice it up.

Carrots: We’re nearing the end of the winter carrot season – enjoy them while they last.

Collards: I love these very versatile greens. One of my favorite ways to use them is this recipe with black-eyed peas or try them in the raw salad with pickled raisins from your recipe packet.

Leeks:  This variety, King Richard, has beautiful long white shanks that are nice and tender.

Potatoes: Red Desiree potatoes.

Rapini: This week we’re picking from both the kale & collards. If we let them, the buds will eventually form flowers, then seeds so that the cycle can begin again. However our priority, is to snap as many little stems as possible so you can enjoy these tender sweet treats.

Coming soon… an assortment of beautiful dried beans!