DIGGING DEEPER

In Your Share (July 15th edition)

We’re super excited about Grilling Summer Fava Beans!! They are at the perfect size this week to eat them with the whole pod. The way I first learned to eat fava beans was the more traditional (and time consuming) double peeling method. And these beans would be fabulous in any of those recipes as well. But especially in the summer it is nice to have a fast and easy way to enjoy these delicious little treats.

You’ll find recipes for fava beans and the rest of the veggies in your share at Cook With What You Have. If you’re a CSA member, you will find your Access Key in the most recent farm email. Enjoy 24/7 access to recipe inspiration!

We still have a few spots available in the CSA so feel free to let your friends know they can still get in on the bounty with a pro-rated Summer CSA share share starting next week.

This week your share may include…

  • Cabbage: Time for summer slaw!
  • Collard Greens: Sautéed collards is a simple staple at our house. I sometimes add them to pasta, omelettes or polenta, or just eat them straight up. If you’re looking to get creative with your collard greens, try one of the two dozen recipes at Cook With What You Have.
  • Lettuce Heads: Beautiful Batavian Summer Crisp makes a lovely salad
  • Fennel Bulbs: These fat crunchy bulbs have a lovely black licorice flavor. Shave them into salad – they go especially well with bright flavors like citrus. You can also chop and cook the bulbs – this will tenderize them and mellow out the flavor. This Fennel & Onion Soffrito is one of my favorite recipes – especially if you’re new to fennel. And it would be especially tasty with the onions in the share this week
  • Onions: Big & beautiful sweet walla onions are good in almost anything and make great onion rings!
  • Fava Beans: Did I mention how good they are grilled?
  • Potatoes: New red potatoes – yum!
  • Summer Squash: These are coming on strong now! We’re harvesting a variety shapes & sizes so take your pick – tiny & tender for steaming or giant boats for stuffing : )

Coming soon… Cucumbers!!