In this week’s box:
Red or green kale
Basil (The basil was picked this morning, but fresh-picked basil does not have a long shelf life so plan to use it sooner rather than later. You can always puree basil with olive oil and freeze in an ice cube tray. These frozen basil cubes may then be used in soups, stews or stir fries.)
Hakurei salad turnips (white, round roots)
Raspberries (some locations get them this week, some next)
Welcome to the second week of our CSA season. Remember to click on the linked vegetables above for more information on using the more unfamiliar veggies. We’ve also included a few recipes below that utilize a couple of this week’s veggies. Of course we really like hearing other’s favorite recipes so if you’ve got one don’t hesitate to post it in the comments section below. Your fellow CSA members will thank you!
Also, as you have probably realized we like to reuse the wax boxes that we package your CSA share in. Most members transfer their veggies into a reusable bag at the pickup site, but if you need to take the box home with you please return it to the pickup site the next week. This will help us reduce the amount of waste and will save us the cost of purchasing new boxes. Finally, our pickup sites are hosted by fellow CSA members so please do your best to keep the area neat. Thanks!
Turnip and kohlrabi slaw (I would use more turnips and add cilantro.)
Beef, shiitake, and snow pea stir fry (Try adding garlic scapes with the ginger and mushrooms.)