Weekly Weed Archive

Week Two

March 9, 2011

What’s In Your Harvest Basket This Week?

  • Leeks
  • Endive
  • Curled cress
  • Red Sativa  small heads lettuce
  • Baby Red Romaine  lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Carrots

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

Leeks, are members of the Allium family, alongside onions, shallots and garlic. Of all the alliums, they are probably the most mild. Use them in lieu of onions (a mercy tactic for  Allium-sensitive gut!),  they’re wonderful sautéed, steamed or in soup.

We usually cut them into thin slices across the shaft, all the way up to the leaves. If you are one of those industrious veggie scrap utilizers, throw your leek tops into a stock pot of water with your carrot peelings and other veggie scraps in order to make a great, fresh vegetable stock.

Leeks store well in a plastic bag in the fridge for quite awhile – a few weeks at least.

Endive, is in the chicory family, right along with radicchio and escarole. Some find it bitter and stir fry,steam or toss it in soup.

Curled Cress,also called garden cress or Pepper grass.Peppery flavor.Use in salads or sandwiches.


Farm Pick up,Cedar City Wednesdays noon to 2

Dixie College,St George Thursdays 2 p.m.

Pizza Wagon ,Hurricane  11:30 to 7 weather depending

Milk is now available! We love the taste. Sara and I drank a gallon since Sunday.We just met Heather from Wild Flower farms here in Cedar. She  makes cheese as well and plans to be a lisc.raw dairy. Milk has gone up to $4.50 a gallon  for those who have a share and $5 if you do not.And you must buy her plastic container for $3.If you do not have a share please email me by Monday if you want milk .

Open “GREEN” House ,and complimentary gardening class. This Saturday March 11th, 1 to 3 p.m.   Come see where you’re food is grown in Fall,Winter and early Spring .Albert Montoya whom we grow with will be teaching a beginning gardening class.We would appreciate if you let us know if you are coming. We will have seed  varieties  that we like and grow for sale as well.

Take the I 15 North  to exit 51 Kanarravill/Hamilton Fort

5292 W 3200 S
Cedar City, UT 84720

Bring a friend,bring the whole family.We would love to see you there.

Your produce is only “field rinsed” and not ready to eat. Please remember to  give it a good soak and dry it well before storing.

We have a recipe exchange available. If you have a great recipe, have a new idea or way to use something in your basket please share it.

Your Farmers,

The Pattersons

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