Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Big Red Farm Share, June 18


Full Share:
  • 2 heads of lettuce 
  • 1/2 lb lettuce mix
  • 1 quart sugar snap peas 
  • 1/2 lb summer squash 
  • 2 bunches of chard 
  • 1 bunch of parsley 
Half Share:
  • 1 head of lettuce 
  • 1/4 lb lettuce mix
  • 1 pint sugar snap peas
  • 1 bunch of chard 
  • 1 bunch of parsley 
Take as many of these as you like.
  • 2014 garlic bulbs -- I've been cooking with this all winter and spring and it's still delicious!
  • Garlic scapes -- see below.


Two oldies-but-goodies this week, in honor of all the leafy greens you're getting!  We rarely have a meal without salad, and we rarely have a salad without this dressing.  It's a simple and versatile recipe, and works with basically any salad.  (Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette)

I also wanted to re-direct you all to my all-time favorite way to prepare chard.  Sauteed with ginger and garlic, it makes a quick and delicious side dish without heating up the kitchen, a necessity in this weather!  (Swiss Chard with Ginger & Garlic)

Finally, I know some of you are wondering what on earth is a garlic scape?  (I also know that some of you are tired of hearing me explain what a garlic scape is every year.)  Scapes are the flower stalks that hardneck garlic plants send up in June, and they can be harvested and used in a variety of ways; in fact, anywhere you'd use regular cloves of garlic.  Here's an old pesto recipe (Katie's Garlic Scape Pesto), a new pesto recipe (ParsleyScape Pesto), a hummus recipe (Hummus with Garlic Scapes), and a post from awhile ago containing some further ideas for scape use.


Share pick-up takes place at the farm, on Thursdays between 3:00 and 6:00pm.  Pull into the Lawrence Township community gardens and follow the gravel road uphill to the left.  Please don't forget to sign in when you take your share.  See you at the farm!

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