Weekly Weed Archive

Week Five

July 21, 2010

What’s In Your Basket This Week?

A few new things in your basket.We had all new varieties of lettuce we were going to harvest this week. The deer have found a salad bar right here at Red Acre Farm.No they did not pay for a share and they ate it ALL! Last week for peas. The Snow Peas the ones you use for stir fry and eat whole are beyond being able to eat. Sorry should have harvested earlier.

  • Dill
  • Dill Crowns
  • Onions, Purple and Yellow
  • Beet Greens
  • Chives
  • Cucumber (sorry,just enough for full share baskets)
  • Broccoli
  • Swiss Chard
  • Summer Squash
  • Butter Crunch
  • Oakleaf Mesclun mix
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Garlic
  • Peas(shelling and snap see week 3)

Ideas for Eating,Cutting,Cooking and Keeping the new stuff:

Dill weed, also called baby dill, It is a vitally important ingredient in crayfish, shrimp, herring, veal and fish dishes (especially gravlax) salad dressings, soups, boiled new potatoes and pickles.

Crown dill (in picture below) is dill that has been harvested after blossoming. Compared to baby dill, crown dill has a stronger and more aromatic, anise-like flavour. Its flower heads and seeds are mainly used to flavour crayfish cooking liquid and various pickles.

Beet Greens These are for top eating only and do not produce an eatable bulb.Great in salads for cooking, sautee,steam or stir fry. Use in a Green Smoothie.

Chives Mild onion flavor. Wonderful garnish.

Peas Shelling and Snap. The snap peas are labeled snap and the WHOLE pod is delicious.Either kind if they taste starchy or woody steam or blanch they are still good.Unfortunately we blinked and our snow peas are past eating stage.Just more then we could harvest.

We are proud to announce the name of our newsletter “The Weekly Weed”. We so appreciated everyones contributions it got us thinking.No, I did not choose a name we thought of just to get out of giving a share away!

Thank you for coming between 12 and 2 It was so nice last week. Thank You for remembering your baskets,milk jars and egg cartons.

July 24th this Saturday is a State Holiday and Sara and hopefully some Share Holders are walking with her in the Enoch Parade! Your kids can be in it if you do not want to.Or just come to watch. It is a fun small town celebration.


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