CSA Share for 2013 Week One

happy fruit faceOh happy day indeed!  What a beautiful day for the first pickup of the season.  The farm looks great and I love seeing the steadfast, serene veggie fields once again, but this year there’s even more life in the air due to all the new pigs, sheep, and cows.  What fun!

Our farmers say it has been a tough growing season so far, but they are masters at rolling with the weather and making it all work out.  In our share this week:

  • giant bunch of kale
  • garlic scapes
  • summer squash and zucchini

This Kale Salad recipe is similar to the one Farmer Anne talked about in this week’s newsletter.  I made it today, but first steamed the whole bunch of kale to mellow it a bit, then mixed in everything else.  Make a big bunch and have it for the next few days.  You could also wrap it up in a wrap, put it atop pizza, or have it over brown rice.   For an Asian twist, try this Soy-Sesame Kale recipe.  Sites such as allrecipesepicurious, or tastespotting are great to explore for more ideas.

For a quick, tasty dish that won’t heat up the kitchen too much, bake the summer squash as I described in a post from a few years ago.  The garlic scapes can be used just like garlic cloves, and do try making the garlic pesto Anne mentioned this week.  Also, explore this blog’s past posts from similar months of previous years for more ideas.

BE SURE to check out our farm’s redesigned website and new Facebook page!  Farmer Mike’s Facebook updates make me feel even more connected to the food I and my family eats, and helps me to remember and appreciate the planning, work, and experience that goes into growing our veggies.  Thank you to our farmers and their helpers!

(Image courtesy of www.FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

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