CSA Share for 2011 Week One

Week One is finally here!  My son and I had a great visit with our farmers at pickup last night, and the farm looks so good.  I cannot believe the cherry tomatoes are planted and already flowering, AND I even saw a tiny cherry tomato starting.  In our share this week:

  • spinach
  • green leaf lettuce
  • red leaf lettuce
  • garlic scapes
  • eggs

These are big heads of lettuce and a big bunch of spinach.  If you have a busy week ahead of you, wash all your lettuce at once and then store in bags in your veggie drawer; if it’s all ready and waiting for you, you’ll be much more likely to eat it up.  As mentioned in this week’s farm newsletter, just fill your sink or a bowl with water and let the leaves sit in it for a bit, allowing the dirt to settle, before fishing them out.  Then spin dry (I don’t have too many kitchen gadgets, but I do love having a salad spinner during CSA season).

For a very easy lunch, try simply sauteing some of the spinach in olive oil with minced garlic scapes and then adding an egg or two.  If you take lunch to work, just make it in the morning and then wrap it up in a wrap to take with you.  Garlic scapes can be used anywhere you would use garlic cloves.

Throughout this year’s season, if you ever want more ideas, just go to the Archives section on the right and explore posts from similar months from last year.  You can also hit the Search this Blog section up on top to get more info on a particular veggie.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Anne Gagnon on June 16, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks so much for doing this blog, Dianne!
    It was great to see you guys again!


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