Week Four: July 11 Tuesday

In the boxes today:

  • Curley parsley
  • Kale
  • collards
  • snow peas
  • scallions
  • carrots
  • cabbage
  • kohlrabi
  • and full shares contain bell peppers

For dinner last night, we had enchiladas stuffed with beans, cheese and cooked collards and kale. On the side, pickled (with lime) cabbage with kohlrabi sticks, peppers & carrots and a light stirfry of snowpeas with coconut aminos and black sesame seeds. The kohlrabi also went in fresh spring rolls for lunch! Use it like you would any firm fleshed vegetable.

In the garden, the struggle against the potato bugs is R E A L. These guys are on the potatoes, eggplant and even tomatoes, though not in too pesky of a way for the latter. Everything is still growing, and yet this persistant super bug strain isn't responding well to the organic treatments we're using. They have to be hand picked almost round the clock!

That the snow peas flourish in mid-July is surprising and welcome. The vines still sport blossoms! Be sure to de-vein your snow peas. The larger ones can be shelled and mixed in or separated as their encasements may be too tough for comfortable eating.

We are preparing for two events this weekend: The Art of Curiosity, A Romp & Retreat with Uncle Bear takes place Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. Uncle Bear will share cutting edge research, insights and playful practices to support curiosity and connection. Come reset! Details under the Folk School tab on the website.

Secondly, the Co-op Farm Tour stops here on Saturday between 10-4. Tours to the barnyard and waterfall all day. More information at The Wedge's website.