Our first share from the farm came in this week!
I excitedly walked Daisy the dog down to the pick-up spot, a house in our neighborhood just a few blocks away. I arrived at the place and saw big white bags all lined up along the wall of the carport. I poked my head in and was met by the owner who asked if I was there to pick up a share.
I had a cooler bag that I brought, because, frankly I did not know what to expect. I thought the produce might be in a box, and on the way down I was trying to work out how I would walk back with the dog and a box. The food was in a big white plastic bag. This made it easy to put into the cooler bag and hoist onto my shoulder.
I got home with our bounty of produce and set it all out on the table to check what we had received.
- Lettuce (red leaf, green leaf, & romaine)
- White asian turnips
- Baby bok choy
- Lettuce cabbage, and
- Pea vines.
When we decided to join a farm share, we knew it was going to force us to shift our eating to consume more produce. We all like vegetables, and try to eat some every day, but we don't really have a salad with every meal. We will need to get creative and find tasty ways to prepare and eat all of these greens.
We got busy and started with the lettuce cabbage. It is a Napa cabbage shaped head, with bright green leaves that are firmer than lettuce but not as coarse as cabbage.
Recipe of the week
I cleaned and sliced the Cabbage into ribbons.
1/2 cup Mayo
2 TB Cider Vinegar
1 TB Sirracha sauce
2 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper
and poured that over the lettuce cabbage.