on harvest day: July 11

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CSA Box Contents, July 11~

Kimberly’s Favorite Lentil Sprouts

Joan Rutabaga

Burpee’s Golden Beets with Greens

Potatoes

Basil

Sage

Parsley

Eggs

Summer Squash

Parade Cucumber or Georgia Southern Collard Greens

Bunching Onions

Zebrune Shallots

Purple Vienna/White Kohlrabi

Polish Softneck Garlic

Flowers

That purple or green space orb looking thing in your box today is kohlrabi, a member of the brassica family, and cousin to none other than broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and brussels sprouts.  The leaves of kohlrabi are edible and taste a lot like kale.  Peal the bulb prior to eating.  It can be cooked, or is delicious served raw with sea salt!

If you haven’t made pesto yet, we gave you extra basil so you can do so this week!  It can also be frozen in ice cube trays for later enjoyment.

By becoming a member of a CSA you have experienced firsthand what it is like to eat in season.  You may have noticed that we have not provided you with any eggplant, tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, or melons.  These are true summer crops and where we live (2,600 feet) it is still too early (we planted our tomatoes in February for goodness sake!).  In the next 6 weeks of boxes we are expecting the savory firsts of the tomatoes, tomatillos, and melons, as well as lettuce, cucumber, sweet corn, pumpkins, hard neck garlic, winter squash, spinach, okra, plums, cabbage, kale, swiss chard, and peaches!  That is, if the rodents don’t get to them first!  We are grieving many losses so far this season to rodents- broccoli, nearly all of our greens, sweet peas, and beans, just to name a few.  But we are fighting back…and building lots of 100% enclosed raised beds!

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