Weekly Weed Archive

Week Nine

April 27, 2011

What’s In Your Harvest Basket This Week?

  • Turnips and there tops
  • Spinach
  • Pac Choi
  • Tango Lettuce
  • And array of head lettuce
  • Easter Egg radishes (They just missed the bunny but are still beautiful)

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

Turnips: You have had greens but now you get the turnip too!Turnip leaves are eaten as “turnip greens” (“turnip tops” in the UK), and they resemble mustard greens in flavor. Turnip greens are a common side dish in southeastern US cooking. Smaller leaves are preferred; however, any bitter taste of larger leaves can be reduced by pouring off the water from initial boiling and replacing it with fresh water. Both leaves and root have a pungent flavor similar to raw cabbage or radishesthat becomes mild after cooking.Stored best with the tops removed and then both root and top in a bag in the fridge.

In the news,

Yes, we were in the newspaper again! We so appreciate the interest that is growing about the importance of local and organic. We feel fortunate to have had an event like this come to our town and to have been ask to say something.We hope there will be many growers and lots of CSAs in Cedar some day and the sooner the better. With all the attention we get we are not yet full for summer. We have had a waiting list each season and plan to for Summer as well. Please spread the word. The price goes up THIS Monday.

SUMMER SHARES. LAST Share day to sign up for early bird price.If you feel you have had lots of lettuce and greens you have! I hope you will take a minute and look at last Winter and especially Summers Weekly Weed and see what was in the baskets.Lots of variety and not too much lettuce. I would love to have had, broccoli, cauliflower, new potatoes and cabbage in the shares this spring and will next year. Those crops will end up in the summer shares.

We are grateful and hope you can be too that we really had a beautiful harvest and there was a variety. NO one else locally has or is doing this in freezing temperatures with no heat! Thanks for being a share holder and joining us in the adventure of farming, local, organic, and sustainable.

Thank You to those who have been helping. We have had help watering,planting and a family that has come at chore time and help milk an feed the babies. We so appreciate the help.

Farmers Market, Earth Day in Springdale was a success. We have a few new share holders in Springdale. We will be at the farmers market ever Saturday 9 to noon with a pick up for shares as well.

May Day, Saturday May 21st here at the farm. Noon to 3 for Share Holders and there friends. We ask Share Holders to bring a Salad to share.Red Acre provides homemade honey lemonade, crafts: dandelion wreathes, coloring, mini may poles, activities: bubble pond, goop pond, baby animals, entertainment, give aways and the MAY POLE.

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