Summer 2015 Week 1 (Jun 16th)

First week of summer. The crew has spent the last two weeks planting, weeding, and prepping for the summer growth. We have a mix of greens and other items. I’m including a link to each of the items in our list of “how to store and what to cook” page.

Rhubarb – Tasty with strawberries (on sale all over you’ve probably noticed)
Artichokes – Tricky to peel and cook, but fresher than anything in the store.
Scapes – We have both garlic (pointier) and shallot (hollow at the bottom). Don’t use the flower from the end, but use them wherever you’d use garlic or onions.
Young garlic – Use them like you would a green onion — the garlic shouldn’t need peeling.
Sorrel – I’m not 100% on the sorrel — not sour enough. It could be French sorrel, or maybe a young kale. Regardless, it will be good in a salad or lightly cooked.
Dandelion greens – A little bitter. Tasty wilted by a hot dressing or hot dish (meat, veggie stew, grilled fish).

SMALL
rhubarb
artichokes
rutabaga
radishes
garlic scapes
walnuts
flowers
baby red kale
mixed greens
spinach
mustard greens

MEDIUM
extra salad greens
extra spinach
extra artichokes
young garlic
dandelion greens
sorrel?
shallot scapes

TOP: rhubarb, artichokes, rutabaga, radishes, garlic scapes;  BOTTOM: walnuts, flowers, baby red kale, mixed greens, spinach, mustard greens
SMALL — TOP: rhubarb, artichokes, rutabaga, radishes, garlic scapes; BOTTOM: walnuts, flowers, baby red kale, mixed greens, spinach, mustard greens
TOP: extra salad and spinach;  BOTTOM: young garlic, dandelion greens, artichokes, sorrel?, shallot scapes
MEDIUM — TOP: extra salad and spinach; BOTTOM: young garlic, dandelion greens, artichokes, sorrel?, shallot scapes
young garlic, dandelion, sorrel, shallot scapes
Close up of the different items from the medium share:  young garlic, dandelion, sorrel, shallot scapes
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