Lettuce Heads You each have two varieties to keep your salads diverse. There may be some dirt on the interior of the heads to wash off.
Salad Mix This mix of baby greens includes lettuces, spinach, kale, and mustard greens. It has been triple washed.
Beets This week I’ve been topping my lettuce salad with boiled beets, chick peas and walnuts, yum! The beet greens are delicious as well. Try sautéing them to eat simply with rice. Use as you would spinach as they are in the same plant family and have a similar flavor profile. Consider topping the beets and storing the greens in a bag separately for longevity.
Dill Such a gorgeous and aromatic herb for salad dressings, soups, and eggs. Consider drying by simply hanging upside down in a well ventilated area if you don’t think you’ll use it all fresh this week.
Zucchini The very first of the season! These small young zucchinis are incredibly tender. Shred for raw salads or cook lightly on a grill or in a skillet.
Hakurei Turnips These juicy turnips are different from a typical European style storage turnip. Both sharp and sweet, they are juicy and delicious when eaten raw. Slice right before eating as they sometimes get a bitter flavor if sliced too far in advance. Roast or sautée to sweeten. The greens should not be overlooked as they are fabulous raw in salad or tossed into a soup, stir fry, pot of pasta, or casserole.
Sungold Cherry Tomato Plants B week members who won’t have received a plant last week should help themselves to one this week. We’ll be harvesting plenty of these orange cherry tomatoes for your shares this summer, but we thought the gardeners among you (as well as the new or aspiring gardeners!) might enjoy growing one of your own. Use plenty of compost when preparing the space, fully cover the block of soil from the pot with garden soil when you plant, and keep well watered after planting. Make sure your plant gets plenty of sun, has some support to grow as large as it will want to grow, and is kept clear of weeds.