CSA Share for 2011 Week Four

It’s been a fantastic season for greens so far.  Farmer Mike says that they thrive in the relatively cooler weather that we’ve had this year so far.  No wonder the lettuce heads and kale bunches have been ginormous!   The temps are heating up this week, though.

Lots of new stuff  in our share this week:

  • Winterbor kale (curly type)
  • bok choy
  • basil
  • cucumbers
  • lettuce
  • extra garlic scapes

I’m loving the first basil sprigs of the season.  Not enough to make pesto yet, but my youngest son likes bits of basil on top of bread that’s been drizzled with olive oil and grated parmesan cheese.   After reading about how healthy basil is for us (here and here), it tastes even better to me!

Since it’s too early in the season to make basil pesto, how about trying garlic scape pesto?  I know that this has been covered in one of our previous farm newsletters, but I can’t remember which one.  I found this Garlic Scape Pesto recipe online, though, and I’m sure there’s many more out there to choose from.

This week’s newsletter has a recipe, Choi with Gingery Butter, that calls for bok choy, garlic scapes, and basil, making it a great recipe to try with our share this week.

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