During the growing season, we plant, care for and harvest a large selection of tasty vegetables using a sustainable agriculture system (for further explanation and details, see, “Why We Will Not Certify“.)
For 24 weeks, from May through November, we provide a weekly harvest box to each of our shareholders. A harvest box contains a share of that week’s fresh-picked harvest. Shareholders may either collect their boxes at a central location in town or they may pick up their boxes at the farm.
As a shareholder, you receive a weekly harvest box of vegetables, occasional recipes and farm updates. In so doing, you will also be supporting a small, local family farm whose farmers use sustainable and environmentally sound farming practices. Best of all, you will be eating safely and well!
What’s in the Box – May 21, 2013
Asparagus, Salad Mix, Radishes, Collards, Green Garlic
I would like to write about the transformative experience I had with radishes last week. Radishes have always been a vegetable that I ate approximately two of, every year. One just to try and one on a salad and then I was done. My father, who rarely ate a fresh vegetable in his life, loved radishes and ate them sliced, on white bread with butter, salt and pepper. This has been my experience with radishes. Last week I took my own advice and sauteed the radishes in a pan, after first sauteeing some green garlic in olive oil. After the radishes had softened a bit I added the beautiful radish greens. Now I can say, I love radishes! They had a mild taste and a wonderful texture and the greens, though not as delicious in my opinion, as the root, created a wonderful combination of flavors and textures. I didn’t use them as a topping though, I ate them all out of the bowl (after I let the boys try them…they weren’t as transformed as I was).
I forgot to mention last week that we welcome you to like us on Facebook. Amara McCarthy, who has been at the farm for several years is our crew leader as well as FB meister. She writes the Facebook updates about the farm, CSA, farmers markets and all else that is Field Day Family Farm.
Enjoy this week’s harvest!