Veggie Tip: Swiss Chard
Swiss chard is one
of our favorite leafy greens! Heavily nutrient dense, they come in a range of
beautiful colors from fleshy white to fuchsia to sunflower yellow.
The leaf of this vegetable tastes similar to beet greens or spinach, while its
colorful stems have a slightly bitter and surprisingly salty taste.
This is one of the
few vegetables that people tend to recommend you boil before sautéing or adding
to a dish, as it cuts the bitterness and softens the stem. Start with the stems
for 10-15 minutes, and add the leaves for the last 5. Sauté with oil or butter,
and try sprinkling a little cheese on them!
Last week of the CSA! Who can believe it? We never quite can. We hope these vegetables make it onto your family’s Thanksgiving table and your own connection to our farm adds to your own Thanksgiving celebration!
Thanks so much to all of our great members for your support. We feel good about the season which although it brought 6 weeks at the height of summer with no rain, we were equipped for this with lots of irrigation and were able to provide bounty, for a very long season. We tried to give out as much produce as you could handle, hopefully you were able to use it all! We have talked to many other CSA farmers who lost much of their harvest... and we worked extra hard not to have this happen, so we will give thanks!
FALL SHARE WEEKLY subscribers – don’t forget to pick up your extra box this week! It should have your name on it.
The frosts we receive in the fall actually enhance the flavor of many other crops like kale, cabbage and carrots. When these plants get hit with frost they produce sugar to protect them from the winter weather. That is why the greens that are given out this time of year, and in the Winter Share, are so delicious. It is a real treat to have these vegetables harvested at this late stage of the season, instead of those from grocery stores, which are ripened in warmer growing regions and as a result don’t have as full flavor.
We’re gearing up for winter shares! Don’t forget to sign up for winter shares at at Riverhead, Roslyn, Glendale, Bushwick, Williamsburg, Manhattan, or Kensington-Windsor-Terrace, the deadline is Sunday Nov 27 (Sunday after Thanksgiving) and First pickup is Dec 3! http://csa.farmigo.com/join/gardenofevefarm/Winter16-17
These are some of the items that are likely to be in the December Winter share: Kale; Spinach; Swiss chard; Onions; Fingerling potatoes; Garlic; Squash; Mesclun mix; Radishes; Popcorn; Broccoli; 2-3 dozen eggs; Turnips; Broccoli; Broccoli raab
We are ALMOST READY to start Summer 2017 Signups! GOOD NEWS: Prices will not be increasing! There will be a $15 discount for anyone signing up by December 31, 2016. We will send you an email with the discount code and signup link within 2 weeks!