I can't believe the final week of Spring CSA is here! Thank you all for joining us for these last few months...we hope you've enjoyed your vegetables. Spring is always a tricky one because you never know what kind of weather you are going to get and what crops are going to take or not...throughout the year on a farm there are highs and lows, success and failures and supporting us through CSA is a wonderful way to see the reality of farming small and organically.
Part of the joy of CSA is having a direct connection to the seasons and the land where the vegetables are grown. On to summer!
Aquadolce fava beans: These delicious beans are often overlooked for the added labor element but in my opinion so worth it...a treasured early summer treat. There are a number of ways to prepare them... I simply shell the beans out of the pods and then sauté them with a bit of garlic. A lot of folks boil the shelled beans until they turn bright green and then dunk them in cold water and pull the thick outer skin from the bean. I've also read that you can boil the whole pod in heavily salted water until it falls apart, but I've never tried it myself. If I'm not feeling the work I like to rub the whole pod in olive oil and salt and just put them on the grill...when done they'll just pop right out and the whole thing is delicious. (They are a really tasty topping on pizza..!)