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Welcome to Week 1 of Summer Farm Boxes, 2024

What's in this week's Share?

Spring brings us a plethora of beautiful greens: Deer Tongue, Speckled or Romaine Lettuces, Asian Greens like Mizuna & Shuidong Mustard Raab, Salad Mix, Kale and more!

 

Another seasonal favorite of Farmer Kelly's is Garlic Scapes!  These are a spring delicacy.  The Scape is the flower head from garlic that sprouts from the bulb and is cut off to prevent flowering and encourage the garlic bulb to grow larger.  This week, the scapes come from our Elephant garlic and are nice straight stems that make for easy kitchen prep.  To prepare: Use them like a green bean (or asparagus), chop and saute in some butter.  Add them to any dish, like you would with garlic or cook like asparagus on the grill.  We've been eating garlic scapes in every meal!  With our scrambled eggs in the morning, with taco fixins for lunch and grilled with our dinner!  Now we just need to come up with a garlic scape dessert 😂

 

There is also Green Garlic available - which is just garlic that is harvested young before the skins turn papery.  You can use the entire bulb, outside, greens and all!  They're a little more mild than dried and cured garlic due to the higher water content, but they are super delicious!  To use- chop off the bottom roots, slice in half or quarters and chop to your preferred size.  remove any hard stems in center (if it's from hard neck garlic).  Then cook with it like you would scallions or regular garlic.

 

The Personal Share will receive:

-Head Lettuces (Romaine or Deer Tongue)

-Tatsoi (An Asian green that is great raw in salads or in a stir fry!)

-Garlic Scapes

-Salad Mix (See recipe in veggie storage guide for salad dressing!)

-Mint or Basil

 

Veggie Lover Share will receive all of the above plus:

-Green Garlic (Elephant or Regular)

-Mustard Raab or Mizuna Bunch

-Carrots

-Sugar Snap or Snow Peas *See veggie guide for recipe.

-a bag of Popcorn

 

Family Share will receive all of the above plus:

-Rhubarb

-Kale

-Hakurei Salad Turnips (best eaten raw, sliced on salad.  Don't toss those greens, they're great sauteed in a stir fry!)

 

Farm Recipe of the Week:

Sauteed Garlic Scapes with Greens

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Garlic Scapes

  • A Big 'ol handful of Spinach, Kale, Tatsoi, Mustard Raab, Radish or Turnip Greens, or any other hearty green (rough chopped / torn into quarters)

  • 1 Tbsp Butter or Coconut Oil

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • 1 pint of snap/snow peas *OPTIONAL

Directions:

  • Wash & trim stem end off of snow/snap peas

  • Slice garlic scapes into quarter or half inch pieces

  • Heat a medium sized sauté pan with butter

  • Add your scapes and cook over medium low heat for approx. 4 minutes

  • Add Mustard Raab (use the stems and leaves!) and add peas and sauté for a few more minutes until the peas are bright green and still crunchy.

  • Toss in your greens (spinach, kale, tatsoi, mustards, etc) and close the lid to wilt for about 1 minute or to your preference.

  • Add salt and pepper to taste.  Viola a quick and easy meal!

TIPS and Notes:

  • Add in protein of your choice (try pre-cooked shrimp, chicken, or tofu!)

  • You can also serve on top of a bed of fresh uncooked spinach/mizuna if you prefer.

  • Serve with some rice noodles or cooked rice for a larger meal.

  • Use the stir fry sauce recipe from the veggie storage guide for additional flavor OR add some of our farm made Black Magic Stir Fry Sauce which can be purchased online or at pick up 😉

We hope you enjoy and please email if you have any questions or comments. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to receive farm updates, recipes and more!

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