A zippy bunch of rocket shaped leaves. Wonderful eaten raw in salads (with lettuce), on sandwiches, paired with eggs, cooked as a replacement for spinach. The small holes in the leave are cosmetic, put there by ravenous flea beetles.
Butterhead or Red Leaf Lettuce
The butterhead has soft velvety leaves; the first planting is not "heading up" altogether, so if you didn't get one this week, you will in the coming weeks--we have two more successions. The wavy leaves of the red leaf lettuce are tender and just as delicious.
Fragrant bunched herb in the box. Great as a taco or salad topping or try the salad dressing recipe below.
Green curly cue 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.
Green Leaf Lettuce
The bright green head lettuce in your box. Great for sandwiches!
Dark green leaves on a white stem. The spots on the leaves are from flea beetles and are just cosmetic. Chop up the entire plant and stir-fry or slice in half length-wise and grill. Juicy and delicious!
Potted Basil Plant
Basil loves sunlight and a once a week watering (unless it is planted in a pot, then 2-3 times per week). We recommend that you replant your basil in a larger pot or in the ground. To harvest, pinch leaves or longer stems back to where you see new growth. Also, pinch off any flowers to keep the plant from becoming bitter.
Radishes are tasty on salads, but did you know that you can cook them as well? Coarsely chop and saute with a little honey and cider vinegar--takes away the spicy zip and gives you a whole new radish experience.
The first cutting of spring mix is always the best! Although we wash it here, we recommend that you wash it again before eating. Eat the mix within the next few days to enjoy at maximum freshness.
A beautiful bunch of dark green leaves; can be eaten raw or if cooked, do so for a short period of time