Summer 2012 Week 14 (July 17th)

Peaches for everybody! We’re still a couple weeks away from the standard season peaches, but this early peach variety was ready to go. Heavy boxes this week. David says that things are a little muddy because of the recent much-needed rains.

A note on peaches.  These are an early season, not super sweet variety, and they aren’t all ripe yet.  We found last year that if we pick them perfectly ripe, people get peach mush after everyone tosses the boxes around looking for their own.  If these guys are hard or unripe, put them in a paper bag on the countertop for a day or two.

SMALL
beets
turnips
broccoli
artichoke
Chinese buttercrunch lettuce
Swiss chard
arugula*
early peaches
apricots
cherries
kohlrabi
baby carrots

MEDIUM
peas **
purslane
extra beets
extra chard
extra artichoke
extra turnips
extra baby carrots

LARGE
extra peas
extra purslane
extra beets
extra chard
extra artichoke
extra turnips
extra baby carrots
extra peaches
extra cherries
extra arugula
goji berry greens
collard greens
broccolini
basil

*The arugula might be broccoli rabe in your share. They are planted next to each other, look VERY similar at this point in the season, and David wasn’t in that part of the field when they were harvested. Luckily, they’re both bitter greens and cook the same way.

** The peas are borderline between snap and shell peas.  The tender, more slender ones are still very snackable raw.  The plumper, tougher ones will be better shelled to just eat the peas inside.  Use the shells to make a great soup stock.

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