Week #9 – Halfway point!

I can’t believe we are already halfway through our CSA season this week!  Members can look forward to receiving:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Kohlrabi
  • Kale
  • Swiss Chard
  • Beets

We had an expert forager at the farm this week, who found lots of weeds at Kellner Back Acre (no surprise there).  But she found things like marshmallow root, red raspberry leaf, skull cap, and anise.  Why is this so exciting?  Because we’ll be offering a weed walk to our friends coming very soon.  This expert forager will walk individuals around our property, pointing out various weeds that are edible and their possible benefits.  We’ll then show you how these “weeds” can be used to make your own herbal tea!  Benefiting from our farm all winter long 🙂  Be sure to watch our Facebook page for more information soon.

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Swiss chard

This week brings two vegetables that some members may not be completely familiar with – kohlrabi and Swiss chard.  Isn’t the Swiss chard beautiful?  Sometimes I just want to put it in a vase because of the beautiful stems.  But that would be a waste of a tasty, and beneficial vegetable.

 

So how do you use that chard?  See our post from earlier in the season to use your greens.  We also had a post in general about how to use extra vegetables each week.  My favorite way to use it is as a side dish – sautéed with a little olive oil.  But if you’re looking for something new, try this Swiss chard tart from Cooking Channel.

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Kohlrabi

 

The kohlrabi is good raw or sautéed.  We like adding it to Asian-flavored noodle bowls with some kale and edamame for a light lunch.  Kohlrabi “fries” are one of my favorites.  But if you want some new ideas, check out this Potato, Corn, and Kohlrabi Chowder.

As always, we love to hear what you’ve made with your weekly share or what you purchased from Kellner Back Acre at the farmer’s market this week.  Leave us a comment in Facebook!

Swiss chard Image credit: Freeimages.com/ Nathalie Dulex

Kohlrabi Image credit: Clipart

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