Many more vegetables in the share this week! We have broccoli, cauliflower, a pound of peas, a lovely little bunch of green onions and 2 small zucchini.
So far as we can tell, peas are going strong, there will be more. We’ll have a break from broccoli and cauliflower till the next batch matures, though cabbage will probably be in shares next week. This is only the first thinning of green onions, and we all know how the zucchini grow! Expect green beans in the next week or two. We have had ONE ripening tomato, though it had blossom end rot and we won’t even enjoy it. I don’t think it will be long for tomatoes.
As is usual, things were a bit crazy this spring and during our first drop week. So, I wasn’t able to get a photo of last weeks share. Week 1 included a pint of dill pickles, a small bunch of kale, lettuce, broccoli and members choice on a few herb and vegetable plants that I started but simply won’t be able to fit into the garden.
Week 2 is here and so are peas! Each share receives one and a half pounds, also kale, lettuce, pineapple sage and a jar of roasted garlic marinara sauce, my favorite pasta sauce recipe yet.
This is only the second picking of peas, so we’ve just been eating them fresh, but they would be lovely in a light creamy pasta dish. Kale has been sauteed and mixed in with scrambled eggs and I would recommend this Pineapple Sage Iced Tea.
Have a safe and happy Independence Day weekend. Take some time to reflect on the meaning behind this holiday (hint: it’s not just about the fireworks!)