Here's what can from Harmony Valley Farm this week...
Strawberries - The first pick of the season. These little beauties pack an amazing flavor. We had them simply over vanilla ice cream last night & it was better than any fancy dessert.
Napa Cabbage - A stir-fry staple
Broccoli - The broccoli from the farm has been sender & tender, perfect for just a quick steam as a side dish.
Potato Onions - They are a genetic cross between potatoes & onions but really are most like a shallot. Apparently they are easier to grow than other onions.
Red Komatsuna - Another Asian green that we've never tried. It is supposed to be good in salads & stir-fries.
Kohlrabi - I think I'm going to try a slaw made with this
Garlic Scapes - The most fun ingredient in the box with its wreath-like shape. The farm suggest frying them in a little butter & I think that sounds like heaven.
All the Midwest rain & hail has effected our farm a little with crops like peppers, okra & tomatoes being completely lost. Luckily they had a second crop of tomatoes & okra in the greenhouse they could replant for a slightly later harvest. Lettuces were also hard hit by the hail so a for a few weeks there won't be a any salad greens available. Buying a share like this really gives you a sense of what how the weather can effect food resources & the livelihood of farmers.