Summer 2013 Week 1

Welcome to the summer shares! I’m happy to see a few new and happy things here in the share, signs that the summer produce is starting to roll in.

For new members, a few quick tips: The greens will keep very well if you put them in a plastic bag with a paper towel and store them in the crisper. The turnips (and any leafy root for that matter) will keep better if you remove the tops before putting them away. The tops are edible, though not as tasty as the other greens we receive most weeks.

The foreigners (to most folks) this week are scapes, the flower stalks of the garlic and onion family. Chop off the flower part and any woody bits from the bottom, and use sort of like a green onion that needs a bit more cooking. They have milder flavors, and make great pestos as well. The agretti (sometimes called saltwort or barilla) in the medium share is new to most as well. Similar to sea asparagus or sea beans, this is a Mediterranean succulent with a slightly salty flavor. I picked the leaves off of mine and tossed them with mozzarella, tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Sorrel is sometimes called lemon spinach — toss the leaves into a larger salad for a bright taste. Mizuna is nice as a bed for grilled meat, simmered in a simple Asian style soup, or quickly sauteed with garlic.

SMALL
kale
collards
mustard
swiss chard
garlic scapes
shallot scapes
mixed greens
strawberries
sugarsnap peas
sorrel
turnips
white radish
daikon radish

MEDIUM
mizuna
extra collards
extra mustard
beet greens (treat like chard)
agretti
onions

LtoR: Garlic scapes, shallot scapes, white radishes and turnips (turnips have purple shoulders)
LtoR: Garlic scapes, shallot scapes, white radishes and turnips (turnips have purple shoulders)
LtoR: Mustard, kale, Swiss chard, collards
LtoR: Mustard, kale, Swiss chard, collards
LtoR: beet greens, mixed salad greens, sorrel, mizuna
LtoR: beet greens, mixed salad greens, sorrel, mizuna
LtoR: sugarsnap peas, onions, strawberries, agretti
LtoR: sugarsnap peas, onions, strawberries, agretti
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2 thoughts on “Summer 2013 Week 1

  1. Love all the fresh things we’ve been getting since I signed up in the Spring. So many things I would never have tried on my own. Do you want the plastic strawberry container returned?

    Thanks for all you’re doing!
    Gerri

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