This Week’s Share
|Chard, Rhubarb||2 bunches||1 bunch|
|Lettuce, Magenta||2 heads||1 head|
|Mizuna||2 bunches||1 bunch|
|Parsley, Italian Flat Leaf
||1 large bunch||1 small bunch|
|Turnips, Hakurei||2 bunches (3lbs)||1 bunch (1.5lbs)|
|Scallions (Green Onions)||2 bunches||1 bunch|
- Lettuce, Magenta: The Magenta lettuce in your share this week is red summer crisp variety. The prolific heads are tinged with red, just the right amount of frilly to hold on to that yummy dressing, and still pack a bit of the Romaine like crunch.
- Turnips, Hakurei: The Hakurei turnip is a Japanese turnip that is truly best eaten raw. Its delicate flavor and crisp texture are perfect as is, and cooking tends to make it soggy. Just slice it, thick or thin as you prefer, and add it to salads, appetizer platters, or serve it on its own as a snack or side dish. They are also great for pickling, so long after CSA season is over you can continue to enjoy the fresh crisp of turnips. The fresh turnip greens are also edible, and lightly sauteed will have a pleasant and slightly spicy flavor.
- Scallions (Green Onions): We are trying several new varieties of scallions this season in an effort to see which are best suited for our spring climate. The variety in this week’s share is called Parade, and it’s a Organic variety that we sourced from High Mowing Organic Seeds out of Wolcott, VT.
Behind the Scenes at SIO
Here at SIO we are lucky to have an amazing crew of individuals that come together each day as a team to harvest, wash, pack-out, delivery, tractor, weed, irrigate, transplant and otherwise help operate the farm. In the photo above is a snapshot of some of the SIO crew while on a morning break at the end of May.
The Blog: It’s Always Worth a Second Look
We try our best to make sure the blog is complete as possible when we post for the week, but from time to time notes are edited or recipes are added. Remember to check back later in week to see if there are any new recipes, or news from the farm you may have missed.
Save the Date
Your Invited to the SIO Annual Potato Harvest Party & French Fry Feast
Saturday August, 16th 10am-2pm
Mark your calendars to join us for our annual Potato Harvest Party & French Fry Feast. This is a very kid friendly event, and in addition to potato harvesting we’ll have fresh french fries at eat and sprinklers to cool you down. Please bring a potluck dish to share. Join us anytime during the event, even just for lunch!
Sauvie Island Center Offering Summer Farm Camps for Kids
Sauvie Island Center is a non-profit educating kids about food, farming and the land. They are offering several Summer Farm Camp programs in July, and you can find more information about those and how to register on their website (www.sauvieislandcenter.org/camps).