Harvesting for Vegetable Shares
Last week we shared the exciting news that our Vegetable Share program, an exclusive benefit for Harvest Green residents, now includes free home delivery! Just in case you missed the announcement, our Vegetable Share allows members to receive a customizable bag of certified organic produce from the farm each week. There are two different sizes to suit your needs: a full share and a small share. Here’s an example of what is going into one of our small shares this week: beets, cabbage, collard greens, kohlrabi, yellow crookneck squash, and cucumbers. Curious what to do with all of that delicious veggie goodness? Here’s what we recommend:
Use the cabbage and kohlrabi to make a slaw
Roast the beets and add them to a batch of hummus
Make collard wraps with your beet hummus, cucumbers, and your favorite protein
Sauté the yellow squash with olive oil and garlic and finish it off with a sprinkle of parmesan
To learn more and sign up for your own share, head here.
We’re happy to report that cucumbers are officially back in season! There are three different types being harvested: a standard slicing cucumber, a miniature snacking cucumber, and a small pickling variety. Farmer Nick recommends making a simple salad of sliced cucumbers dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Farmer Daphne recommends making a batch of cucumber mint infused water to enjoy on warm days. To snag your own cucumbers, make sure to pop by the farm stand on Saturday between 8am and noon.
With cucumbers coming into season and tomatoes not far behind, we’re slowly transitioning the farm for summer. Last week we planted long beans, English cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, okra (pictured below), Asian eggplant, and a new variety of eggplant we’re trying called “Piccolo”. Seeing all of the summer crops in the field is a good reminder to take advantage of all of our spring crops before they make their way back out of season. You can find all of the produce listed below at the farm stand on Saturday!
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Cucumbers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Beets, Carrots, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Celeriac, Leeks, Onions, Kale, Lettuce, Collard Greens, Cabbage, Radicchio, Dill, Cilantro, and Mint.