July third E-newsletter | Monroe Natural Farms


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Expensive Buddies of the farm,

That is week 4 of 18 weeks of CSA.  Crops are beginning to ramp up manufacturing, discipline tomatoes are bushing out, and it’s lastly beginning to really feel like summer time round right here.  This week you may be receiving onions, garlic, inexperienced kohlrabi, Yukon Gold potatoes, summer time squash, snow peas, pickling and slicing cucumbers and crimson Romaine lettuce.  Onions and potatoes have lastly arrived, and we have been very prepared for them round right here. We love the crimson Romaine lettuce in Cesar salad.  A bit salad can actually assist get these digestive juices flowing.

New potatoes have such a young pores and skin that generally they’ll flip brown the place the pores and skin has rubbed off.  They’re not dangerous in the event that they’re brown!  These newbies are tender and scrumptious any which method: Sauteed, pan fried, air fried, boiled, baked/roasted, or grated into latkes (and you may add zucchini into latkes as effectively!)

Kohlrabi is well-known in Europe however not a lot in North America.  It’s an superior cultivar of untamed cabbage.  You possibly can put together it each cooked and uncooked.  It’s crunchy and satisfying as a substitute for cabbage in coleslaw.  For coleslaw peel after which grate.  Cube and steam it for a really nourishing facet dish.  Members of the cabbage household have a lot to supply us, containing many nutritional vitamins and minerals.

Produce Cost:  Half of all remaining charges in your account are actually due until you’ve made different preparations with the workplace.  Permit one to 2 weeks for us to course of your checks.  You’ll nonetheless get credit score for them arriving on time.   We’ll do our greatest to get them processed as quickly as doable.

Thanks to all our Tuesday members for rearranging your schedules for a Monday pick-up as a result of Fourth of July.  We recognize your cooperation!

We have now been loving your social media posts 🙂 It offers us plenty of pleasure to see lovely shows of your shares and what you’re making with them.

Egg cartons & olive oil bottles:  Croft Household Farm wish to have egg cartons returned to them.  Wholesome Harvests will re-use all returned bottles.  Please run them by means of your dishwasher or handwash them previous to returning.  Egg cartons and clear olive oil bottles may be dropped at your distribution middle.  Let’s assist them out with this and return these bottles & cartons! 

Shaved Kohlrabi with Mint, Tahini, and Pistachios

BY ANDY BARAGHANI

High of Type

Elements

4 Servings

¼ cup tahini

1 tablespoon honey

4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

2 tablespoons recent lemon juice, divided

Kosher salt

½ cup coarsely chopped mint

1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

⅓ cup finely chopped toasted pistachios

3 medium kohlrabies (about 2 kilos whole), peeled, thinly sliced on a mandolin or with a veggie peeler

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Preparation

Step 1

Combine tahini, honey, 2 Tbsp. oil, and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice in a small bowl to mix; season with salt.

Step 2

Toss mint, chives, pistachios, and remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in a big bowl; season with salt. Add kohlrabi, vinegar, lemon zest, and remaining 1 Tbsp. lemon juice; toss to mix. Style and season with extra salt if wanted.

Step 3

Unfold tahini combination over plates; prime with kohlrabi salad.

We hope you’ve an attractive and scrumptious week, mates!  Maintain a watch out for all of the linden bushes which can be in full bloom…

Cheers to summer time! Wishing you all an exquisite and secure July 4th! Comfortable Birthday, America!

Kyle, Sam, Jerry, Jacquie, Linda, and The Crew

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