Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Big Red Farm Share, June 25


Full share:
  • 2 heads lettuce
  • 1/4 lb lettuce mix
  • 1/4 lb arugula
  • 2 bunches chard
  • 1 qt snap peas
  • 1 lb summer squash
Half Share:
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1/4 lb arugula
  • 1 bunch chard
  • 1 pt snap peas
  • 1/2 lb summer squash
Take as many of these as you'd like.
  • 2014 garlic - last week for this!  Still in pretty good shape, and very flavorful.
  • Garlic scapes - basically garlic in a different, more spring-like form, these flower stalks tide us over until the garlic harvest in July.  See last week's post for some cooking ideas.

Swiss Chard Tzatziki

Since time began, farm share recipients all over the world have been asking the eternal question: what do I do with all this chard?!  Fortunately, the blog Tea & Cookies has the answer (or one of them, anyway): Swiss Chard Tzatziki.  In a word: delicious.  Tzatziki (traditionally a Mediterranean cucumber-yogurt dip), along with a few crunchy snap peas, pita chips, and white wine, is a perfect summertime almost-meal; and now we can enjoy it even though it's not yet cucumber season!

And isn't it exciting to have arugula?  This peppery green is another farm share staple, but that's just because it's really, really good (the flea beetles think so too).  Bulgur & Arugula Salad is based on a principle that pretty much sums up how cooking works in our house, especially during the summer months: pick a green, pick a grain, add some other veggies, dried fruit, nuts and cheese, and dress with a vinaigrette.  I will say that we often also add a legume and/or bacon, but that's just us.


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 return last week's bags and containers, and sign in when you take your share.  See you at the farm!

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