This Week’s Share
|Broccoli||5 pounds||2 1/2 pounds|
|Lettuce, Red Butter||2 heads||1 head|
|Mustard Greens, Red Giant||2 bunches||1 bunch|
|New Potatoes, Red Gold
||4 pounds||2 pounds|
|Turnips, Hakurei||2 pounds||1 pound|
|Scallions (Green Onions)||2 bunches||1 bunch|
- Broccoli: Rejoice for bountiful broccoli in the share this week. Our yields came in so high we decided to leave the Lacinato Kale in the field to size up a bit more and enjoy in another week. Enjoy raw, steamed, roasted, grilled or sauteed, but be sure not to over cook. Feeling like the broccoli bounty may be too much for one week? Just blanch and freeze what you won’t use this week and save for using another day.
- Mustard Green, Red Giant: If you are new to mustard greens then give these a little nibble fresh first as they tend to be packed with spicy kick. The mustardy hot taste mellows when cooked.
- New Potatoes, Red Gold: Your Red Gold’s this week are young with tender skins. You may notice the potatoes are a bit muddy, and that is because we didn’t want to further peel their delicate “new” skins with abrasive washing. Just give them a gentle rinse to reveal the beautiful spuds. Also, make sure to keep them refrigerated as they have not yet developed a thick and protective skin.
The Buzz: It’s National Pollinator Week
This year marks the 8th celebration of National Pollinator Week (June 16-22). Pollinating animals, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, are vital to the earth’s delicate ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watershed, and more. Here at SIO we couldn’t farm with our the help of our pollinating friends, and we regularly include beneficial flowers in our row crops, as well as large beds of mixed beneficials called “insectory” plantings. So flap your wings and dance like a bee, because it’s time to celebrate your favorite pollinators.
Pollination Celebration with the Sauvie Island Center
Join the Sauvie Island Center on Saturday, June 21st from 10 am to noon for our annual celebration of these hard-working friends of the farm. Pollination Celebration will offer attendees a sneak peek into the world of pollinators, the challenges they face and the important role they play in farming and our food supply. While everyone is welcome to walk the farm and native hedgerow with us, the event will feature games and interactive learning opportunities for kids from Pre-K to 5th grade. For more information and registration visit Pollination Celebration.