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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Week 5 Lists

Edible flowers!

Here we go.  Another fantastic week of produce, and we're seeing a warmer weather evolution.  Also, no more chokes, so quite a few of you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Top moving clockwise: spinach, young garlic, shallot scape,
asparagus, baby bok choy, great lake lettuce
Center:  mung bean sprouts and edible flowers

baby bok choy
great lake lettuce
young garlic
shallot scapes
bloomsdale spinach
edible flowers (viola)
mung bean sprouts

Top: romaine lettuce, red sail lettuce
Bottom: red mustard, chinese snow broccoli, green mustard

small +
green mustard
red mustard
chinese snow broccoli
extra asparagus
red sail lettuce
(+ romaine lettuce for the Tuesday drops that missed it last week)

Clockwise from top right: blue kale, chinese broccoli,
purple asparagus, bi-color amaranth, chinese butter crunch lettuce

medium +
romaine lettuce
chinese butter crunch lettuce
amaranth greens - bicolor
pea shoots
purple asparagus
chinese broccoli
chinese mustard greens (not pictured, smaller)
mustard microgreens
bok choy microgreens
celery microgreens
blue kale
extra spinach

Microgreens, clockwise from top:  pea shoots, red mustard,
celery, green mustard

Edible Flowers
This particular type of flower is a viola.  Flowers add a sometimes spicy and delicate topping to a salad or dessert.

Overall, nothing new for storage or suggestions.  Treat the greens as you have been and enjoy the more delicate ones now while they are still in season.  We've been eating a lot of salads.  If you find yourself inundated with lettuce, you can always sautee it quickly in butter for a change or turn it into a light soup. And while sometimes you feel flooded with a certain veg, at other times the portions feel too tiny to make up a dish.  I've also been collecting the small bunches of hardier greens (mustards, kales), saving them up to make something worth throwing together with a ham hock and some black eyed peas for my largish family.



  1. Most definitely there will be changes ahead. The warmer weather is leaving the greens more prone to wilting. Perk them up in an ice water bath, as that will help. The small share was quite small this week, and David felt it. There are only a handful of the medium and large shares, so a handful of something will go a long way in those. There are nearly a hundred small shares, though, and that means spreading things pretty thin in a rough week. This, unfortunately, was a rough week for harvest. The sudden change in weather from cool and rainy to warm and dry left David with a gap in what could be harvested. But it was a great week for growth -- the fields are filling rapidly with the warm weather, bringing good things to ripeness. Based on years past, in the very near future you'll be getting quite a bit more than your money's worth out of the box, and it will continue through the end of the season.

  2. Sorry Wunderkind, I accidentally hit the unpublish button and can't get your comment back. But I'll put it here for reference as it has merit.

    "The small share was quite small this week and my lettuce and baby bok choy were both very nearly wilted already when I received my share. Between the difficulty keeping greens for more than a day and the small shares, we are still buying vegetables at about the same rate we were before we subscribed. Changes ahead? "

  3. Thanks for following up. I just wasn't sure if this was an average week or a below average week based on the blog post and was feeling a bit nervous that it said we had a fantastic week.