Your Boxes of Produce
I see choices for a cook out – with lettuces to top your hamburger, herbs to flavor your favorite cut of meat, cabbage and kohlrabi for a delicious coleslaw, summer squash to put on your grill and flowers to decorate your table. Enjoy your 4th of July celebrations with family and friends as we remember all the wonderful freedoms and opportunities our great USA offers. Don’t forget to say a prayer for all those who work every day to protect our freedoms. Enjoy!
Please read as this is updated about with specific information on each crop. Remember food safety in your kitchen when preparing, always wash your before eating.
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce – One of my favorite garden crops. Some of the crops are ran under cold well water to take the field heat off of them so they last longer in your refrigerators. They are not washed – just cooled. So remember to wash your vegetables before eating. See how lettuce is grown throughout the year so it is available in our grocery stores even on our cold Minnesota days.
Red Ruby Lettuce – Remember this crop is ran under cold well water to take the field heat off. They are not washed – just cooled. So remember to wash your vegetables before eating. Adds great color to your salads.
Kohlrabi – We had a lot of requests for this crop last year. In German, this crop means cabbage turnip. Basically it describes the texture and the taste – truly a pleasant surprise that can be eaten raw or cooked. The purple are Purple Vienna and the green are Early White Vienna. You can eat both the bulbs and the leaves. Check out this information to get the how to instructions. This link discusses eating the leaves.
Green Cabbage – See how they grow big cabbages in Alaska. Check out the recipes.
Summer Squash Medley – Check out Martha Stewart’s variety of ideas for how to use this delicious summer treat.
Herbs – cilantro, golden oregano and thyme (bags are labeled with the first initial) wash then chop up chives into small pieces. The link shows you how to freeze your herbs in ice-cube trays. I heard some of you were excited about the cilantro and using it in your tacos and taco salads. What a great idea that we will have to try!
Fresh cut arrangement – Double Play Big Bang Spirea flowers. In a vase by themselves or with your hosta leaves, they will brighten up your house.
Pick-up and Delivery
1. If you are unable to utilize your share that week, it is still your responsibility: find someone else to pick it up or donate it to the food shelf or someone in need.
2. Each box is labeled for each family. The same boxes will be used for your family throughout the season.
3. Boxes and containers should be returned the following week. Bags will only be used once.
Recipe of the Week
Grilled Turkey with Herbs
Simply drizzle honey over your turkey and place any combination of herbs. I chose golden oregano and cilantro. Grill until the internal temperature of the meat is at 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy!