Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What to Do With Your Share---Week 4

The field is producing at a high performance right now and it is difficult to keep up with. Our need to care for the growing plants is balanced with the need to harvest. It is a grand list, with broccoli, strawberries, garlic scapes and peas leading the way. We are happy to be able to provide such a diverse, local taste of spring to the CSA.

A must this time of year is to make that unique dressing for your salads and dips-garlic scape and strawberry dressing. It is fascinating to see how their harvests coincide every year...short though they both are, and discover how well their flavors meld. It's one of the reasons we do what we do.

There are lots of other wonderful dishes for this time of year, including kohlrabi radish salsa,
lettuce heart salad with creamy garlic dressing,  and curried hakurei turnips. Everything is good raw too, so you can't go wrong right now.

The fields are ready for another feeding too. We will soon be turning under the field pea/oats cover crop we planted this spring. We got some good stands of this cool weather mix and the blocks look great as the peas flower and the oats head up. We look forward to their vigor being transferred to our fall crops.

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