Week 2 CSA 06/05/2016
Hello Everyone! Hopefully everyone has been enjoying last weeks produce from the farm. I know the strawberries were a hit with most so we are hoping to have another batch for this week. They are a different variety so they will be larger but almost as sweet. In addition to more strawberries, we have a few new vegetables for this week.
- Garlic Scapes
- Spring greens salad mix
One of the most interesting vegetables to try in the CSA is the Kohlrabi. It is a relative of the cabbage plant with a taste and texture that is much like a broccoli stem or cabbage heart (only milder and sweeter). You can eat Kohlrabi either cooked or raw. For preparation, you need to begin by peeling the outermost 2 layers. The leaves are edible and can be used wherever kale or collard greens would be ordered.
Recipe of the Week: Kohlrabi and Turnip Slaw
- 1 pound kohlrabi (about 2 small heads, leaves included)
- 1 medium turnip (about 8 ounces), peeled and quartered
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
Separate stems from kohlrabi bulb, trim, and discard tough bottoms of stems. Half leaves lengthwise then thinly shred crosswise. Trim root end from bulb and peel away tough outer layer; halve lengthwise.
In a medium bowl, whisk together lime juice, peanut oil,honey, and sesame oil; season with salt and pepper. Add scallions, kohlrabi leaves and bulb, and turnip to bowl; toss to coat. Let stand at least 15 minutes.
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Note on Regular Shares with Eggs/Chicken ***You will receive the weekly basket of produce with alternating weekly eggs and whole chicken. *** Family Shares will receive weekly chicken and eggs in addition to their produce