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 about 5 minutes. Scapes (a CSA favorite) are the flowering part of the garlic plant. They have a mild garlic taste and can be used as a substitute for any recipe that asks for garlic. We also will be giving you Red Ace beets. I think everyone has their own favorite recipe, but if you don't try roast these at least once this year, I think you're doing yourself a disservice.
This week's basket will also include: butterhead, red romaine, bibb (full share only), leaf lettuce, arugula, kale, swiss chard, oregano, dill, snow and snap peas, zucchini and yellow summer squash. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow from 3:30 - 6:30.