Every week, one of your farmers will be writing a blog post here. We will highlight the produce we've included in the boxes, give you some anecdotes from the farm and often have some recipes as well!
It is always a great feeling to know that our community members are following the season along with us. There will always be ups and downs, successes and failures and it's so special to us to share them with ya'll. Some of the produce may be "ugly," there might be some mud still left on a radish but at the end of the day you know that it is all coming from our little farm!
A SIDE NOTE: Spring is always difficult. You can't predict the weather and this year especially has been sporadic as you know...your farmers would like to emphasize the abundance in your box will increase as the season gets more underway, we are still early here so be patient with us as we work through the tough hunger-gap times. We promise it will even out through the season!
RUBY STREAKS MUSTARD
The romaine is our first full head lettuce of the season! It's been growing since March in one of our hoop houses and I'm so glad it is ready in time. It's a delicious early season romaine!
Green garlic...such a Spring treat. This young, tender garlic is full of flavor. You can use it raw, sauté it, roast it...there are so many options, get creative! I love it roasted on pizza or raw in a salad.
Leeks These overwintered beauties are the best! We know we are giving you two alliums but we just couldn't help it. These won't be around again until Fall so savor them! Potato-leek soup, leek gratin and so many more possibilities.
Baby fennel Use it like you would an herb, because they are so small they are full of flavor. You can put the fronds in a salad and dice the bulb and put on top or use to flavor a dish.
Pea Shoots (large only) Another Spring treat! The shoots are tender and tasty. Great in a salad, as a burger topping or on pizza.
Shunkyo radishes are awesome! A specialty radish originating in Northern China, these guys are sweet and spicy at the same time. A great addition to toast or any salad. ALSO, the greens are tender and delicious. They are great in a salad or sautéd (a few people got pink beauty radishes, fyi)
Mini Only :
Ruby Streaks Mustard This is a beautiful, mildly spicy mustard. I love it fresh in a simple salad to highlight the flavor while others like to braise it. The flowers we included because they are beautiful and tasty, just make sure to not eat the stem, it's woody!
We hope you enjoy your first share. We know they are a little on the small size but it will get better as things start to grow!! Thanks so much for supporting your Our Table farmers!