Farm News – June 14, 2021

Circle Brook Farm
Circle Brook Farm

Hello everyone, the time has come for me to dust off my pea puns and pea-alliteration, for we have a plenitude, a preponderance, a plethora of peas.  So, if you have been praying for peas, for now your prayers will be answered.  This week it is mostly English, or shell peas we have in abundance, a few groups may receive snow peas this time and English peas next.  Sugar snap peas will be starting next week.

We also have our wonderful Hakurei salad turnips for you this round.  They are delicious raw in salads, but can also be cooked and have nice greens that can be added to salads or braised.  We also have some broccoli raab to offer as a choice with arugula.  This is hard to grow in the spring, so it will not be around for long.  We have some spinach for you, some of which may be a lovely, red-veined variety.  And then there’s kohlrabi – a perplexing veggie for many of you.  In my opinion it is best eaten raw – you can grate it and make a slaw (kohl-slaw), add it to salads, or slice it and use it as a low carb cracker with some cheese.  It will keep for weeks or even months in the fridge;  just remove the leaves so that the bulb stays firm.

A few groups may receive a small amount of summer squash this week;  it will be more abundant by next week.  I hope you are all enjoying the mild temperatures, as we (and the crops) are here on the farm.

The share for this week will be:  Lettuce, kale, choice of arugula or broccoli raab, spinach, peas, scallions, salad turnips, kohlrabi, and choice of an herb (parsley, summer savory, sweet marjoram, or oregano).  Premium shares will also include choice of escarole or endive (frisée).

We are continuing to bring strawberries as an early partial fruit share.

Enjoy!  Farmer John

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