Weekly Weed Archive

Week Three

November 10, 2010

What’s is your basket this Week?

  • Bulls Blood beet tops
  • Leeks
  • Pears
  • Green Tomatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Jalapano Peppers
  • Watermelon ( full shares only)
  • Beets
  • Oak Leaf
  • Baby red romaine

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

Bulls Blood, this was actually in your basket the first week with the root (beet) included.Now you have just the tops.This heirloom beet from 1840 is primarily grown for its tender, sweet, stunningly beautiful dark red-purple tops and remarkable flavor. Leaves are excellent in salad mix and of course a green smoothie.

Beets, We have turned beet haters around just by rubbing the beet with olive oil and  roasting them like a potato. If that has not made a believer out of you then I’d encourage you to at least give the Beet Chocolate Cake a chance.https://www.redacrefarmcsa.org/recipes/ If sugar and chocolate can’t convince you nothing will!

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.

Pears, a share holder picked these in New Harmony.Pears are the perfect fruit to NOT tree ripen. Let them sit on the counter and they will soften and sweeten up.

Green Tomatoes, picked before freezing and will ripen in a dark place .Put on top of newspaper with a banana or apple and newspaper on top.Every one has heard of fried green tomatoes, grill or broil them ,put them in salsa or find a new recipe.

Watermelons, grown by one of our share holders. With snow falling and you just do not feel like a watermelon, juice it!

It is SNOWING and we are harvesting produce in green houses without heat! It is working so far so good. The cold frames inside the green house were at 40 degrees when it was in the 20s outside.

This share is looking more like winter. It is going to get greener and greener.However there will be orange next week ,pie pumpkins.So you can make and bring the best tasting pie to Thanksgiving Dinner.The week after that shares will NOT be Wednesday at the farm or Thursday at Dixie college but on TUESDAY November 23rd.Same times. We hope this to makes it easier for all those going out of town for the holiday.

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