SPRING SHARERS– Input requested

Hello Spring Sharers!  We just finished our third week– We should be settling into the Pick Up routine:  Remember, every Wednesday 4:30 to 5:30 at the Washakie Museum parking lot.

How are the Share Sizes working for you?  This was the 3rd week–5 more to go–This week was a little heavier because we absolutely needed to cut back the Swiss chard for better production in the months to follow.  Normally the GREENS ONLY people will have about 1# total greens–this week it was closer to 1-1/2#’s.  FULL SPECTRUM–I know the Share is a little heavy on the greens…we are waiting on the turnips, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and kohlrabi to come into their own!  Be patient, they are growing well!!

It is our hope that the greens you have will give you about a week’s worth of salads or complements to your meals. Asian greens can be steamed, stir fried, or cooked in butter.  Kale is excellent in your salad or chopped up and fried with your potatoes–My favorite! And don’t rule out the value of spinach or kale as a power drink mixed with bananas, raspberries, milk, and nutmeg in your blender. Try some slivered almonds to add a nutty flavor–   Did you know you can throw spinach or kale into the freezer and add it to your blender drink the next week?  Swiss chard will cook and is good with a little vinegar and butter–you may need more than we’ve given you if you have more than one person…it shrinks! 

Some people eat more salads and greens than others, so it is probably impossible to have everyone satisfied.  BUT, I am interested in your feed-back on the quantity and the quality of the greens you have gotten so far–email me or respond to the blog. 

THANKS!  The Farmer’s Wife

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks Cheryle! Glad you are enjoying being a part of the process–it’s a learning curve for us, too…pacing the hoophouse and learning more about growing things in the early, early spring. As to the lettuce waiting in the fridge–eat the Gourmet baby leaf first (it is more fragile) and wash the Salanova, cut it up using the tool you got last week, and put it in a zip lock bag in the coldest part of your fridge. It will keep a couple of weeks while you work through the other stuff! ENJOY–and thanks for the feed-back!
    The Farmer’s Wife

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  2. Posted by Cheryle Angelo on May 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    The quality and taste is awesome Spinach can easily be eaten in one meal and variety of lettuce has been really fun. But, it is way more than we can eat. I already have 3 bags of lettuce still waiting. I’m anxious to get turnips and kale and onions. Things other than just the lettuce. I know this is all on a learning curve and I really love being a part of the process. Thanks to the farmer and the farmers wife.

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