In your share this week:
- Another BIG 10 oz. bag of Salad Mix
- Japanese Turnips
- Either a Chinese Cabbage or Pac Choi - still smaller in size, but we need to start harvesting some each week before there are too many ready all at once.
One thing that is interesting about running a CSA farm is the notion that we hope to be able to harvest a certain amount of each crop for every farm member each week. Most times this works without a problem. We harvest the radishes, count how many were picked, and divide that number by how many shares we are putting togehter. This method doesn't work with individual crops like pac choi or cabbages. Though they were transplanted at the same time, some are ready to harvest now while others are a week or two behind. Sometimes there are only half of what we need to give one to everyone. So, we shuffle our plans around a little. Giving one crop to members picking up at one location and something else to another group. I try to keep track of who got what and reverse it the following week. You should see us tyring to put all the shares together. OY! At least it helps me practice my math skills.
Shain is in Spring Salad Mode. He's made fancy salads for us several days this week. I've also converted him to my love of egg salad & arugula sandwhiches. This Arugula & Pear Salad was lunch at our home yesterday. It's a Rachel Ray recipe and I've added it to our recipe website. Very yummy.
The mizuna is growing like crazy. We decided to harvest the larger leaves this week and give it as a separate item in your share this week. Although we grow mizuna as a green to go in our spring salad mix, there are many ways it can be prepared by itself or in recipes. We did this last year and received postitive feedback from those who come help at the farm. Let us know what you think. Did you like getting a bag of this spicy green on it's own? Or did it go to waste? Thanks.
Have a great week and ENJOY your veggies!