Farm News July 4

We will have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, radish, turnip, sugar snap peas, broccoli, zucchini, kohlrabi, scallions, dil, cilantro.

Some people are asking about what to do with Kohlrabi, so here are some quick ideas:Kohlrabi is great sliced raw for salads or grated and made into slaw. It can be cooked like a potato, cut into chunks to be placed in soups.  I’ll also add a recipe for kohlrabi fries that are very delicious!

or pureed (Try it in cream of broccoli soup).

Also 1 cup of kohlrab contains:  19% of recommended, daily fibre, and 140% of

vitamin C.

(www.nutritiondata.com/f

acts/vegetables-and-

On the farm this week

Pea picking has begun again!  Every year I ask myself if it’s possible to ask people to pick peas all day and have them still like me at the end of the day.   I’ve finally answered  that question:  donuts.  While you’re eating peas we’ll be eating donuts.

It looks like Shenggang was waving for help while being carried away by a wild animal in the peas today.  Now I know why he wasn’t around all afternoon!

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We’ve got some new help also.  Kristine finished work at the end of June and now we have Irina who picks spinach faster than me already,  and for 2 weeks a volunteer from switzerland named Julia.  I’ve never had a volunteer before and suddenly this year a few people have asked to volunteer.  I always have ask to make sure I understand “so you want to work and not get paid?” Then I try and not sound to eager so I say something like “Um,  I’m not sure whether that would work for me, I’ll have to get back to you”.   We also have Sarah back for a week or so as she apparently hasn’t left on her walk yet.

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Zucchinnis are in season now also, and hopefully our cucumbers will be ready soon also.  We’ve picked a few cucumbers and they’re mixed in the zucchinis, if you find a cucumber in the zucchini bin you get a free zucchinii!

That’s it for this week

See you soon!

Jonathan, Nicole, Shengagn, Sarah, Irina and Julia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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