Dear CSA Member,
Refrigerators will continue to be full of spring greens this week. There is nothing that can beat a salad spinner this time of year. Your lettuce will last up to a week in the salad spinner or in a plastic bag. We are expecting heavy rains these next couple of days. We give all the lettuces a good rinse before we send them but with all the rain coming they will need a good wash when you get them home. You can chop the ends of the lettuce off and rinse the lettuce under cold water. You will be getting purslane this week. Purslane makes a great addition to a salad and is a rich source of omega- 3s. Enjoy the spring lettuces and greens while they last because we will soon be moving into the summer veggies such as cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes. Everything is looking beautiful!
Salad Dressing Ideas? https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes/68-dressings-marinades
This week you will be getting Garlic Scapes. Each year the Garlic Scapes are harvested off the tops of the garlic plant. The scape grows from the center of the above ground portion of the garlic plant. This allows the plant to concentrate on growing large garlic bulbs. We have a great Garlic Scape Pesto recipe on our website. You can also substitute your favorite basil pesto using this recipe. https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes/garlic/126-garlic-scape-pesto
Kohlrabi will be in your share this week as well. You should always peel your kohlrabi before preparing your meal. You can add Kohlrabi to soups, stews, roasted and steamed. Don’t forget to use the greens. The greens have a very similar taste to collard greens. They can be eaten raw in a salad or cooked.
How to prepare Kohlrabi? http://www.thekitchn.com/top-five-ways-to-prepare-kohlr-60321
Kohlrabi Recipes- https://www.stoneledge.farm/csa-program/recipes/kohlrabi
If you have any recipes you would like to share please send them to the farm and we will add the to our recipes page. firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the Harvest,
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