Garlic Scapes, Green Beans and a Rhubarb recipe...

[2016 CSA Week 3]

New this week are garlic scapes. These are the flower shoots of the garlic plant that is harvested in order to put energy into making larger bulbs. The scape is an odd but beautiful looking veggie that can be used in place of the garlic cloves you are used to having. Many folks make a garlic scape pesto which is delish.

Here is our two year old, Maggie, playing in the garlic patch, which I have the feeling felt like a forest to her small body. 

Here is our two year old, Maggie, playing in the garlic patch, which I have the feeling felt like a forest to her small body. 

The first round of green beans are coming in, starting out in a smaller portion. Many of you may think it early for beans and it is. We believe in crop rotation here at the farm. Instead of planting just tomatoes or cucumbers in our high tunnels year after year, we are giving the soil a break by planting beans. Allowing for a boost in nitrogen for the soil and next crop down the road. No worries, we are lucky enough to have multiple structures on our farm to cover up our cukes and tomatoes for the growing season! Enjoy the early beans. They are tender and make a great snack or addition to a salad or stir fry.

We ventured over to Musterfield Farm in Sutton on Saturday to celebrate the great dads in our family. It is a beautiful spot and a great event to keep in mind for next year. We all packed picnic fixings, listened to some good local music and let all our kiddos run around. I made Almond Rhubarb Picnic Bars, by Smitten Kitchen, and they were amazing. Easy to make. Easy to eat. I didn't add any jam on top and did end up peeling the rhubarb a bit to take the "stringy-ness" out of the stalks.

This week's share...

  • Lettuce
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Green Beans
  • Radish
  • Hopefully carrots if they have sized up a bit
  • Herbs

Some Rhubarb will be available if not for the share then for sale, we will see how much we have in the field.

 

Stay cool!