Week 5 Farmily CSA Harvest List & Recipes

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

  • 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)
  • Fennel (not gonna pretend- this is an adventure for us too! last year was the first year we grew this and we loved it roasted. Here you can learn how to cut it)
  • Toscano Kale (aka Dinosaur Kale, aka Lacinato Kale- great in soups and marinara, great grilled, the best for kale chips)
  • Red New Potatoes (smaller red potatoes, tender skinned, naturally creamy and buttery. We store ours in the fridge unwashed. do NOT store near onions! Great in potato salad, roasted, or mashed)
  • 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)
  • Cucumbers (burpless, not bitter)
  • Dill (make cucumber dill sandwiches! make refrigerator pickles! throw some in with your potatoes & roast. You can preserve the dill to use later if you like to make pickles or anything else. You can hang it upside down by the stem and let it dry in a paper bag, or freeze it in a ziplock bag and just snip off pieces as you need it.)
  • 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)
  • Broccoli- the best you’ll ever have! soak in salt water first.
  • Basil (store just like you would cut flowers- in a small jar or vase with their stems in water. I keep on my windowsill above my sink)
  • Cilantro (it only comes once a year like Christmas! If  you love it, put it in a blender with a little water or oil- and put in ice cube tray to freeze. then store in ziplock bags. Drop into tacos or make salad dressing with it all year long!)
  • 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!

Recipes to try this week: 

Sesame Chicken & Miso Kale Salad

Roasted Fennel

Caesar Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups

Cheesy Baked Gnocchi w/Kale

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)

Shrimp & Grits with Arugula

Napa Salad (a classic recipe- SO GOOD!)

Pan Seared Shrimp & Arugula Risotto

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

Pasta with Beets & Swiss Chard

Spicy Dill Quick Pickles

Cucumber & Onion Salad

Quick Collard Greens

Cucumber Mojit0 (treat yo self!)

Easy Kohlrabi

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze

24 hr Dill pickles

Stuffed Cabbage with Basil White Wine Cream Sauce

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.)

Collard Greens Pie

Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls with Rice & Herbs

Roasted Grilled Cabbage

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

Roasted Kohlrabi

Roasted Napa Cabbage

Country Apple Slaw

Kayne Prime Kale Salad

Arugula & Strawberry Salad

Italian Seasoned Kale Chips (Farmily Favorite!)

Rainbow Kale Salad

Puerto Rican Beef with Kale

Sausage & Swiss Chard Frittata

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?!)

Sausage & Swiss Chard Frittata

Spring Onion Pancakes

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!)