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Bunched green in your box. A bit zippy so we suggest cooking this green or chopping and mixing with leaf lettuce. Also good raw with a sweet salad dressing and strawberries.
Baby Bok Choy
We had every intention of taking a break from bok and pac choi and putting napa cabbage in the box. However, the 45 mph winds Saturday night shredded the leaves. The bok choy looked beautiful, so we opted for that instead.
Beautiful red beets with nice tender greens. Chop the greens and saute with olive oil, then add a splash of balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Green curly cues in your box; this will eventually flower if left on the garlic. We pinch them off so the plant puts the energy into making a large garlic bulb. Chop and use in any dish calling for garlic.
This green is becoming a household staple and is very nutritious. Great raw, cooked, or turned into chips.
Red Leaf Lettuce
The lettuce this year is really beautiful, but don't let that keep you from eating it. While lettuce is packed with Vitamins A, B-6, and C as well as iron, magnesium, and potassium, there are only 7 calories in a one cup serving--so go ahead and indulge! Before long, lettuce will be done until fall.
These green onions shot up in size this last week. We love them on everything from salads and sandwiches to stir fry and tacos.
Sugar Snap Peas
In a cloth bag that you should return with your CSA box. We managed to pick enough for everyone to have a pound, but it wasn't without fighting the family of 13-lined Ground Squirrels for them. They've been fattening up on loads of sugar snap peas (those stinkers!!).
Summer Squash and Zucchini
We picked the first few zucchini last week and the next day were overwhelmed with a cart load. It's amazing how much growth can happen when we have a hot spell. Summer squash isn't as abundant, so there is only one or two in the box...just wait, there'll be more.