Hope everyone found my car okay! This week your share contains Chinese cabbage (a variety called "Fun Jen"), green onions (scallions), and rhubarb. We tried the cabbage the other night by chopping and frying in a pan with bacon grease...mmmm. Bet it would be delicious in a soup as well. Enjoy and hope everyone has a great Memorial Day Weekend.
This is a photo of Micah preparing your shares. The black flies are out in full force!
Need a recipe idea for the cabbage? I saw a soup on allrecipes.com that sounds delicious..check it out: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/22139/thai-chicken-cabbage-soup/
Did you know that a cup of rhubarb contains as much calcium as milk?! It's also rich in vitamin C and K. Check out this rhubarb website for recipes: http://www.rhubarbinfo.com/recipes
The first photo above doesn't quite tell the story, but it's a picture of a very wet field...too wet for a tractor. Most farms in our area are still anxiously waiting for the soil to dry out to they can start planting. It's tough to be patient when you have customers! But never fear, this just means your share will stretch out longer into late summer. There will be plenty of veggies, just later than we anticipated. However, every day something new is planted.
This week will be our first delivery featuring a couple things from the high tunnel. We're not quite calling it the start of the season, but we're excited to have something to share with you. Enjoy!
There has been a learning curve to our first spring growing in the high tunnel. While it seems like it would be pretty straight forward, it has taken some time to adjust to, for example, changes in temperature. A bright sunny morning mean the internal temp quickly climbs to over 100 degree F! That means getting out there early to open the vents and sides to increase air flow. So no sleeping in! Just kidding..we have two small children..enough said.
Micah has also finished installing all the drip irrigation, so no more schlepping water out to the field. Woohoo!
So even though this seems like the longest spring on record..things are growing. Now we just need the fields outside the high tunnel to dry!