Bush Beans and Napa Cabbage

As we progress into the summer, the produce changes as well. This week, the two main additions to your basket are bush beans and napa (Chinese) cabbage. I'm sure you know what you can do with bush beans, so I'll focus on the napa cabbage. Napa cabbage is a mild variety of a white cabbage which has a delicate taste, but it's also versatile. I like making an old fashioned cole slaw with it, but it is also excellent in cooked dishes. We will also be putting in your baskets Swiss chard, kale, butterhead lettuce, Bibb (full shares only), arugula, spinach, snap peas, snow peas, zucchini, yellow summer squash, radicchio, cucumbers, beets, dill and scapes. I'm not making a big thing about cucumbe

New Additions

We will have some new additions to your basket this week. Along with what you received last week, you will be receiving radicchio, scapes and beets. Last year some of the members requested for us to grow radicchio. For those not familiar with this beautiful-looking vegetable, it has a unique taste and honestly not for everyone. The outer leaves of this plant are very bitter, therefore it is recommended that you remove the outer leaves until you have mostly just white with purple tops (no green). Even then it is still bitter, but you could eat it raw if mixed with other greens or you can cook it. Personally, I feel it is best cut in half or quartered and either roasted or pan seared for

Learning About Summer Squash

Summer squash is coming in and hopefully it will be around for a while. When selecting any seed, we first look to the taste of the vegetable. After that, we look at the disease resistance, durability and duration of each seed type. This year we are growing Dunja Squash which is a dark-green, straight zucchini. Classic taste and perfect size. Next up, we have Costata Romanesco which is a traditional Italian heirloom with a superior flavor. Finally we have Yellowfin which produce uniform, cylindrical fruits and have an attractive golden-yellow color. Each week we will try to mix it up to provide you with a variety of different tastes. This week in your share, you will be getting: butterhea

A New Month and New Vegetables

As June begins, you will see some new and interesting vegetables coming in as well. It's still lettuce season, so there is no fear of you running out of salads this week. In fact, if you're looking for something different to do with lettuce, may I suggest "Lettuce Wraps." Our favorite recipe is taken from PF Chang's . The large Butterhead Lettuce heads are perfect for these wraps. On top of the lettuce, you again will be getting Kale, Arugula, Radishes and Oregano,; we will also be adding Spinach this week. Thanks to our high tunnel, yellow Summer Squash and Zucchini will be coming in during this month. Tomorrow we have a few baby squashes, but they will become more numerous as the mont