Week 3 Farmily CSA Harvest List & Recipes

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Here is what you can expect this week at Farmily CSA Pickups:

  • Broccoli (Soak in cold salt water for a few mins to get rid of hitchhikers. This is the best tasting broccoli!)
  • Beets (the best! try them roasted in the oven with oil, salt, & pepper. make extra and put them in the fridge overnight. slice them cold and top with feta for the best beet salad, or add to your other salads)
  • Caraflex Cabbage (a regular cabbage with a sweet mild taste, it’s pointy & smaller. If you have never grilled or roasted cabbage- you are in for a whole new world of taste!)
  • Collard Greens (the classic southern green. sauté in olive oil, garlic and onions. add a splash of balsamic)
  • Red Russian Kale (amazing raw and in salads and on sandwiches, a sweet mild flavor- our favorite kale!)
  • Toscano Kale (aka Dinosaur Kale, aka Lacinato Kale- great in soups and marinara, great grilled, the best for kale chips)
  • Green Curly Kale (the kale most of you are familiar with)
  • Rainbow Swiss Chard (beautiful. if kale and spinach had a baby- it would be this. eat raw or sautéed or in a quiche- so versatile)
  • Buttercrunch Lettuce (Head Lettuce-perfect size for lettuce wraps/lettuce tacos- or chop it up for a salad beautiful green and magenta color)
  • Gourmet Salad Mix (loose leaf lettuce- red and green leaf mix perfect for salads)
  • Purple Kohlrabi (juice entire thing! sauté leaves. peel rind off bulb and slice insides up- amazing raw! use in salads or like chips with hummus or salsa or guac. A Farmily Favorite every year)
  • Green Onions (aka scallions. Use all of them- from the tip of the green all the way down to the roots. Cut with kitchen scissors and freeze for later. Use anywhere you’d use onions.)
  • Arugula (peppery lettuce like leaves, great mixed with kale and lettuce in a salad, or sautéed in pasta)
  • Mustard Greens (less bitter than other greens, but with more natural flavor. TRY THEM! Not good for juicing or raw.)
  • French Breakfast Radishes (small gorgeous radishes, I didn’t like radishes till these)
  • Napa Cabbage (our favorite! Use raw in salads, spring rolls, soups, sautéed or grilledAll are hand harvested by us and brought to you the same day. Farm fresh, certified organic, and full of love!)

Don’t forget about the hitchhikers y’all! Since Allenbrooke Farms is Certified Organic and we don’t spray anything on our gardens, you will sometimes get little ladybugs and other teeniny bugs that want to hang on. and even eat on your food a little. We always wash everything before you get it, but nature happens. I know it can sometimes be hard to get used to, but it’s your proof that we are growing things right!

Say grace, y’all. ‘Grace.’

Recipes to try this week: 

Lazy Man Cabbage Rolls (Farmily Member tested & recommended!)

Crack Slaw (y’all. just try it! SOOOO good! one pot meal- people freak over this meal, google it- it’s totally a thing. not gonna win any food beauty contests but dang it’s easy and good)

Napa Salad (a classic recipe- SO GOOD!)

Roasted Beet Salad (MY FAVE! I hated beets till we grew them!)

Pasta with Beets & Swiss Chard

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup with Napa Cabbage (what can I do to explain how GOOOOOOOOOOD this soup is?! It’s so great that even after a long day out in the 80 degree weather- Farmer Dan wants to eat it. Trust me.)

Roasted Grilled Cabbage

Cilantro Slaw (this is so good with BBQ y’all- from Pioneer Woman)

Buttercrunch, Radish, & Avocado Salad

Roasted Kohlrabi

Radish Chips (in full disclosure, I skipped her seasoning suggestions and dumped some ranch seasoning on them. They were fabulous and I use them still as croutons on salads)

Roasted Napa Cabbage

Kayne Prime Kale Salad

Arugula & Strawberry Salad

Italian Seasoned Kale Chips (Farmily Favorite!)

Rainbow Kale Salad

Wilted Mustard Greens with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Sausage & Swiss Chard Frittata

Mustard Green & Sweet Onion Sauté 

Easy Amazing Mustard Greens (SO GOOD!)

Arugula Pesto (fabulous on everything!)

Steak & Arugula Sandwich

Creamed Swiss Chard this is my recipe, and it is fabulous!

How to Sauté Greens (yes the recipe says kale but we use this recipe with any of the greens-  bok choy included)

Swiss Chard Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Arugula Pear Salad 

Sesame Chicken & Napa Cabbage Stir Fry

Swiss Chard & Herb Tart (who tarted? who charded?!)

Spicy Pork & Mustard Green Soup

Sausage & Swiss Chard Frittata

Radish Leaf Pesto (yes you can do something with those leaves)

Spring Onion Pancakes
Red Russian Kale and Red Onion Savory Breakfast Squares
Sausage, Toscano Kale, and Potato Soup
Swiss Chard Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Swiss Chard and Chipotle Tacos
Crispy Grilled Toscano Kale

My Favorite Sautéed Kale (this is how we cook all the greens (collards, mustard greens, turnip greens, bok choy, napa cabbage, all the things) sometimes without the pepper flakes though, and sometimes we add sriracha)

Chinese Chicken Salad

Freeze your Greens for Smoothies (you’ll be glad you did!)