It’s the Final (Garlic Festival) Countdown!

Now that all of the garlic has been harvested and hung to dry, we’ve started all of the prep for the festival. Soon we’ll be cleaning garlic, dressing up the farm, and running every which way to get ready.

We need volunteers! If you or someone you know would like to volunteer at the farm, please let them know we need festival volunteers. Details are here: Garlic Festival Volunteering

Your CSA basket this week: 

butter lettuce
kale
chard
snap peas
cucumber
zucchini
carrots
beets with greens
bulbing scallions
potatoes
cabbage
tomatoes
basil
cilantro

Thursday on the Farm, we transplanted yin choy (a.k.a. amaranth) to the delight of some visitors who shared an easy, tasty way to prepare their greens. I brought some leaves home to experiment with and will share my experiences next week.

This week, however, my focus is on how to prepare beets so that I will eat them. You see, I have yet to acquire a liking for the earthy, musty flavour of this superfood. All week I have been asking people for their favourite beet recipes.

Recipe suggestions:

  • Eat beets raw, grate them in a food processor or with a cheese grater and sprinkle on salad or add to a sandwich.
  • Roast beetroots in pre-heated oven at 350oF until fork tender. Serve on a bed of beet greens sautéed in oil with salt and garlic
  • Honey Lemon Beets adds sweet and tart flavours that play off the earthiness of the beet which appeals to my tastebuds.
  • Vegetarian Times shares a recipe for Ginger Beets (a spicier version of Harvard beets) that appeals to my love of spice and ginger. Serving these in warm popovers  might just be the meal that changes my attitude toward this red root.

Have a challenge, question or in search of a recipe to use with your Sharing Farm produce?  Let us help you find a simple, new, fresh solution.

Thank you!
The CSA helps to support the Sharing farm, and the community programs that we grow for, in a big way. So, not only are you eating your veggies, but you’re also helping out a local non-profit… your mother would be so proud.

With love,
Bonnie & 2014 Sharing Farm Crew

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