Fennel is a unique vegetable that has a sweet licorice flavor. If you're familiar with anise, fennel can be put in that same taste category.
The fennel bulb does very well in sautés or veggie roasts. Or, try a fennel kale salad.
The fronds looks similar to dill, but has the licorice/fennel flavor. You can:
There's nothing like finding a bug in you beautifully prepared quiche to ruin an appetite... so here's a little guide to avoid that situation.
Here are some tips that I have adopted to help eliminate any bugs from my veggies:
Greens (any of them including beet greens, kale, collards, radish tops..)
1. Take the rubber band off the bunch
2. Inspect each individual leaf for any bugs
3. Hand remove or rinse off any bugs that are found
4. If desired, soak the greens in some water (sometimes I soak the greens and then inspect each individual leaf)
Broccoli and Cauliflower
1. Soak in water for about 10 minutes, with the broccoli or cauliflower completely submerged. Sometimes you might need to put a plate on top or something heavy to keep them submerged.
2. The most common pest is a green cabbage worm (small caterpillar), and they will drown/float to the top of the water, or sometimes sink to the bottom.
3. After the soak, give them a quick rinse
4. Then do a visual inspection
1. Remove 1-2 outer layers of leaves, then rinse
Chinese Cabbage, Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy, Head Lettuce
1. Take apart all the leaves
2. Soak in water
3. Inspect individual leaves (again, you can switch the order of #2 and #3)
You may be familiar with brussel sprouts, but what are brussel sprout greens?? The brussel sprout plant is actually quite large. It has a thick center stalk with leaves protruding out every few inches. At every intersection between a leaf stem and the center stalk, a brussel sprout forms. The brussel sprout greens are actually the leaves of the plant.
Often the leaves are overlooked, and the only part harvested is the traditional brussel sprouts. But the brussel sprout leaves are too delicious to go to waste! They can be eaten just like kale or collard greens. In addition to being delicious, taking off some of the leaves from the plant actually encourages better production of the brussel sprouts (which will be ready in the Fall).
The first potato harvest of the season! These red potatoes are a variety typically harvested early in the season, which in potato terms is July. Other potato varieties won't be ready until the Fall. These red potatoes aren't good for storage, but they are delicious roasted, mashed or turned into potato salad!
Freezing Herbs in Water
**this method works with most herbs including cilantro, basil, mint, parsley, fennel, thyme, rosemary, sage
What are they?
Garlic scapes are the flowering stalks of hardneck garlic plants. If the scapes are not harvested, they will produce a flower and then seeds. By harvesting the scapes, the plant puts it's energy into making a delicious garlic bulb, rather than seeds. Like potato plants, it's most common to simple plant the bulbs rather than seeds. This way you get the exact same type of bulb in your harvest as the one you planted, rather than worrying about cross pollination with the seeds.
What to do with themThey can be used in anything you would put garlic in such as:
Check out some recipe ideas!
It's warming up out there and we can't wait to get our hands planting and our feet muddy. We are excited to share with you some changes we've made to our CSA to better serve our mission to connect people with their food and to Nature.
Here's a sneak peak into our 2016 season's CSA:
Ayurveda Share: $18/week
Traditional Share: $25/week
Learn the difference between an Ayurveda and Traditional share.
Our pricing reflects the time, energy, and consciousness placed in our farming practices. We are fully transparent in our practices and are happy to share with you where each dollar goes.
We offer Flexible Pricing, which means members can adjust our CSA prices to accommodate their budget. This is a system based on trust and honesty, values by which we run our business. We believe that fresh, local food should be accessible to everyone, no questions asked.
By purchasing the full 18 week season (June-October) you'll receive $50 off the total cost of the Traditional Share or $36 off the total cost of the Ayurveda share.
Register here to become a supporting member of Muddy Feet Farm.
We look forward to growing with you this season!
A CSA HOST IS A MEMBER THAT HOSTS A PICK UP LOCATION AT THEIR HOME OR BUSINESS. AS A CSA HOST, YOU RECEIVE 50% OFF YOUR CSA MEMBERSHIP. TO BECOME A CSA HOST YOU NEED A MINIMUM OF 5 PEOPLE PICKING UP A SHARE AT YOUR LOCATION. THIS CAN BE YOUR COWORKERS, FAMILY, FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS. SIGN UP TO BE CSA HOST.