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CSA 2022 – Week 5


What’s in the box

Kohlrabi, cabbage, zucchini, salad turnips,

salad greens, green onions & garlic scapes.

  • Kohlrabi is a strange-looking vegetable – sort of like a cross between a little cabbage and a turnip. It is considered a root vegetable, though the edible round globe grows above ground. Kohlrabi is most often eaten raw – just peeled & sliced. The taste & texture resembles fresh, crunchy broccoli stems, with a bit of radish thrown in. Use on raw vegetable platters and serve with a creamy dip. Grated kohlrabi can be added to slaws. We like to spiralize our kohlrabi and use it instead of pasta. Kohlrabi can also be steamed or boiled – when the bulbs are tender, peel skin, and season with butter, salt, and pepper, a cheese sauce, or just enjoy plain. They are good for mashing with other vegetables – parsnips, carrots or potatoes. Kohlrabi absorbs the flavour of other ingredients making it ideal to add to soup, stew and stir-fries. The bulbs should be stored, unwashed, in a plastic bag in the fridge. They will hold for a week. Our favourite way to cook kohlrabi is to sautée it in butter & garlic(scapes) for just a few minutes. Then add just a dash of nutmeg. Delicious!
  • The early cabbages are ready! You have told us you prefer smaller cabbages, so that’s what we grow. These are a good size, just right for a meal or two.
  • Zucchini are coming on strong! Green, yellow and striped – they all taste similar and can be used the same way. Enjoy!
  • We’re coming to the end of our salad turnips. Enjoy them in your box for perhaps the final time.
  • Salad greens of some kind, green onions and garlic scapes complete the box this week.

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Around the farm this week …

Eggplant & peppers.
Lots of fruit on the field tomatoes! We even picked our 1st cherry tomatoes – just a very few.
The garlic scapes are all harvested and the garlic is beginning to turn yellow. Another couple weeks and it will be ready to pull.
We covered a bed of lettuce & mini-romaine with a dark shade cloth to protect them from the hot sun. Extreme sunshine & heat turn the lettuce leaves bitter and cause the romaine to stretch and go to seed.
Edible flowers growing …
… and packaged, ready for the market.
Transplanting vegetables today with my helper!
The soil is quite dry now. I have to water the tiny seedlings for several days after transplanting to help them get established.
The new chickens are big enough to come outside now – and they’re loving it!
Rosemary rarely sits still long enough to allow us to snap a photo – she’s a little terror!

2 thoughts on “CSA 2022 – Week 5

  1. Nice big hats picture. Thanks again for this glimpse of the farm and
    your doings….H

  2. Oh my gosh..I was just thinking Rosemary and Thyme or Rosemary’s Baby. Lorrie just think about all the possibilities. I would assume that Rosemary is an indoor cat for now due to her age. I have never eaten flowers before. Nice to see the tomatoes coming along as you know I love the Green Zebras. Have to do with Kumatos for now, no more green zebras in my future.

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