Main Season 2018 CSA – Week # 2 – Distribution for 06/05/18

CSA 2018 – WEEK #2

June 4, 2018

We’re off to a rainy start with this week’s CSA harvest.  More delicious early season greens are coming to the shares, including spinach (melt in your mouth tender) and collards!  We have strawberries ripening in the fields, so please come pick!  We’re open this Friday for all members and this Saturday for Group A members.  You can find all the details here…

THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES…

The boxes will be getting fuller and heavier in another week or so as we move into the month of June, the start of our main growing season.  In the meantime, we are harvesting more greens for you this week, including our famous spinach, collards and bok choi!

Spinach – Baby spinach grown to perfection. This is super tender, so it’s wonderful for salads.  If you do choose to cook it, it will wilt down in a few seconds.  Don’t overcook it!  
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw in salad. When to use: Within 3 days.  

Boston (Butter) Lettuce – This variety is around for another week or so and then not again until the fall.  It only grows well during the cooler weeks of the season.  
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw in a salad. When to use: Within a week.

Bok Choi – This Asian green is exceptionally flavorful and it has a great texture.  You can eat the whole thing – leaf and stem.  Wonderful in a stir-fry, braised or even raw in a salad. 
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked or raw in a salad.When to use: Within a week.

Bunched Red Kale –  A bonus week of this red variety and then we move on to new types through the season.  
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw, Baked (Chips) Cooked (Best in Soups), Steamed, Smoothies or Juiced. When to use: Within a week

Collards – The new “it” green, collards have great flavor and hold their texture well when cooked.  They are loved in Southern cuisine and can be substituted in most kale recipes.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: Cooked. When to use:Within 5 days.

RECIPES

Lemony Collard Greens Pasta 
Shakshuka with Kale & Collard Greens – A one-dish meal!
Kale Slaw – Easy to adapt to any type of kale, even add bok choi!
Simple Braised Baby Bok Choi
Warm Balsamic Kale Salad

QUICK NO-RECIPE IDEAS
Kale Smoothie – kale, banana, frozen berries and liquid of choice (coconut water, juice)
Bok choi crudite – My kids love these with hummus spread on the stems…
Collard wraps – And this, Asian Collard Wraps with Peanut Sauce

 

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