Around the Farm
Lots of crops are on their way but, if you're new to our farm or, maybe haven't gardened much, the rest of the season may be a mystery!
So, we want to make it easy for you to know what is coming when. The handy Veggie Calendar PDF is based on what we've had in previous years and hope to have for you. Hope you enjoy!
Please Choose 6
White Bok Choy: Joi Choi
This is the larger bok choy, with thick white stems and dark green leaves.
Red Russian Kale
Scarlet or Green Curly Kale
Purple or Green Kohlrabi
Summer Squash/Zucchini/Golden Zucchini/Patti Pans!
The flavor sponge of the veggie world!
We lump these all together, as they are interchangeable in recipes.
From the field now, they come in both "pickling" and "slicing" varieties. "Slicing" are those longer, thicker skinned types, while pickling are thinner skinned, with smaller seeds.
Both types are lovely for fresh eating.
In this section, we'll feature items we hope to have enough of but, aren't particularly sure about.
Recipe Ideas: Summer Squash/Patti Pans/Zucchini
All of these summer squash can be used almost interchangeably.
Patti pans: Round/saucer-like with a sweet and very dense flesh. No need to peel, use them just like zucchini. They come in yellow, green and yellow/green combinations.
Zucchini/Golden Zucchini: The classic summer squash. When young/smaller they are great for grilling, sauteeing, roasting etc. ONLY use HUGE ones for zucchini bread. The starches from older zucchini/squash will help make a softer bread.
Yellow squash: Softer, buttery and lovely for a saute/stir-fry or roasting. Grilling yellow squash is great but, they tend to fall apart easily.
Cousa: Again, a softer textured and slightly sweet squash. They are traditionally stuffed in Lebanese cooking but, can be used interchangeably, just as the others.
One of our favorite things of late is this Summer Squash Pizzafrom Smitten Kitchen.
Or, if you have a little extra basil and some white beans, (another Smitten Kitchen that's on the schedule for this week) is her Grilled Zucchini with Pesto and White Beans!