Well, it was bound to happen sooner of course.. rather than later..90’s..yes the temps have entered the 90’s here on the farm and they don’t look like they are ending anytime soon. What does that mean for our CSA Shareholders..well, lots of over flowing baskets of spring cool season crops that have go home with y’all. The good news is I am going to share a few tips and resources to help you all preserve these wonderful, healthy organic greens to use anytime..that is one of the lovely things about a CSA is it can take you through the whole year providing something from the farm you can use. Just open your freezer and there is spring. Let’s get started. Make sure you have plenty of freezer ziplock baggies.
Collard Greens, Dino kale, Mustard greens: Super easy and delicious to add to soups, pasta and whatever else you would like to use them in. Check out this video on freezing your greens Prep, freeze and enjoy your greens all season long
Next up is the herb Cilantro: Some people love it some don’t love it so much. I am one of those that love it. To me it adds a hint of fresh cucumber taste to the dish. One of my favorite ways to use Cilantro is as a salad dressing. And, y’all may want and need something to freshen up all those salads I know you have add these last few weeks. I know I have had too. I make this in my little bullet blender..but you can use a food processor or even a stick blender.
If your one of those people that don’t like Cilantro just replace with another herb like Lemon balm. This will give you a lemony fresh dressing for your salads as well.
We are harvesting Kohlrabi for your baskets this pickup. If you haven’t ever tried Kohlrabi I think they are amazing..they may look a little strange to you. Kohlrabi is in the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga, and turnips. They are a powerhouse of tons of vitamins. You can eat them rare..which is how I eat them..I just chunk them up and throw them into my salads. But you can steam them, sauté them as well. They will hold on to their crispiness no matter what you do to them..kinda like a water chestnut. Kohlrabis are sweet like a super sweet radish. Just delicious. Please don’t forget your baskets for this will be the final back-to-back pickup and we need to get all the baskets cleaned up and ready for the summer season. We are waiting for the rest of the broccoli and sugar snap peas to come in before we schedule the next pickup date..right now it looks like June 8th. or 15th. Keep an eye out for farm updates regarding picking up in the coming week. Farm Facebook page and also Farm instagram page Looking forward to our flowers blooming and y’all taking home beautiful bouquets this coming month.
If you all can take a minute and post a review about your CSA and the farm on our facebook page and google that would be so appreciated. We don’t advertise..everything is by word of mouth and social media about the CSA program and farm. Also if y’all have any input on what would make the CSA a better experience for you please email me with those we are always striving to do a better job for y’all.
Thanks, and see you Saturday 10:30-2pm.