April Joy Farm May 28th CSA Choices
You Pick Six!
Please submit your choices before 5 p.m. on Thursday evening.
Even if you cannot make it to this week's pickup, please fill out this survey to make arrangements for your share.
This week's choices are:
**Salad Mix ~ Our classic blend of eight lettuces cut and bagged.
**Prize Choy ~ "Elegant vase-like shape, medium thick white stems and smooth, mild flavor." - High Mowing Seed Catalog. Asian Greens are like two vegetables in one. We separate the crunchy stems from the dark green leaves. The stems can be used as you would celery in any cooked dish. I always add them to the frying pan at the same time the garlic and onions go in. Wilt the greens into your dish last, since they cook very fast. Excellent in Pad Thai and curries.
**Beet Greens ~ Early Wonder Tall Top is hands down our favorite early season beet grown for the greens. Spring weather develops the most tender, smooth tasting leaves and the bright red ribs add great color and celery-like texture to salads and casseroles. As a bonus, the plants may have sized up enough by harvest day to send you home with a few beets.
**Golden Globe Turnips with tops ~ very spicy skin, mildly sweet flesh, raw or roasted- both are tasty
**Kohlrabi ~ tops are edible, even if our flea beetles lace the edges with holes. CSA member Kira makes "kale chips" with the kohlrabi leaves. I cut the tops and stems into fine ribbons for an extra kick of flavor and nutrition in my salads.
**Garlic Scapes ~ best described as a curly scallion that taste like garlic
**Scallions ~ We just have a few shares available so please put a note in the comments section indicating an alternate choice.
**Grape Leaves ~ Pickled or blanched grape leaves make excellent wraps for rice, hummus, lentils and soft cheeses. Have you checked out our new website yet? All our recipes are now searchable by keyword. Click on the Farm Happenings Link, then the Recipes link to find out how to pickle and blanch this unusual spring crop.
**Pea Shoots ~ small pea plants harvested young like a cut salad green. April's favorite spring salad: pea shoots and chopped beet or romaine or asian greens with grated raw beets and diced nuts, drizzled with Thyme Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing. (Dressing recipe available on our website.)
**Resilient Rhubarb ~ April's made up name for rhubarb that's been at the farm longer than any of us. Stalks aren't particularly pretty, but we've never tasted brighter red rhubarb juice with so much flavor. CSA member Karen has generously shared her Rhubarb Strawberry Ginger Salsa recipe with us. Where would one find such delicious ideas? The new website of course!
**Potted plants- ready for transplanting into your garden or large porch pot. 1 plant = 1 pick six choice.
------Tomatoes: Sungold Cherry or Gilberti Roma Sauce Tomato