Monthly Archives: April 2023

Springshare menu April 21st

In your shares this week…

Lettuce – YES! First salads of the year

Pea sprouts – a lovely topping to your salad

Kale – fresh, tender leaves, add to salads raw or cook in a soup or stir fry

Arugula – how much spice is nice? Eat with care as it is strong, but this can be a great addition to soups if you need to dull the spice, otherwise chop leaves into salad raw or chop and stir fry leaf and stalk.

Daikon radish – can you believe they lasted the winter?? They are a bonus for springshares, add a bit of radish crunch to your salad, grated or cut into thin slices

Beets – also an amazing storage vegetable, here is another bonus from the winter harvests, fantastic grated and cooked with onions and some balsamic vinegar, or try beet and chocolate muffins…you’ll never be the same 🙂

Turnip and radish thinnings (free choice) – these tender plants can be steamed and eaten whole, or chopped into your salad raw.

Corn shoots (free choice) – these amazingly sweet snacks would be great chopped onto a salad for a pop of flavour, or even steeped into tea…let me know what you think!

As you can see, most of the produce you’ll receive through the spring is entirely edible, root, stem, leaf and all, if not to eat raw then to steam or cook. Be creative! And send me any good recipes you find. Alternately just make a BIG salad and indulge. 

Another reminder, please bring your own bags, one small bag and two or three medium size bags should do the trick, thanks!

See you tomorrow between 3 and 6pm, happy eating!

Greens one week away!

Hey folks, one more week until the first spring share pickup! I’m happy to see the kale and lettuces just take off with the warm weather.

Salad 🙂

To give you a heads-up about the pickup process, I am requesting that you bring your own greens-bags (BYOG?). You will need one small ziploc bag or a similar size for sprouts and two to three medium to large ziploc/grocery bags for other greens and things, depending how you like to separate and store your veggies. Thanks in advance for helping me reduce and reuse! Plastic is such a helper for keeping young green things fresh, but it’s great to not have to use new bags when I know so many are already in use!

Pickup will be in farm store like the usual summer shares, from 3-6pm. See you April 21st!

SpringShare a few weeks away!

Hello SpringShare members! I know you’re all ready to find out when the first greens are going to hit your plate (me too)! So I’m happy to announce the first pick-up will be Friday April 21st, from 3-6pm in the farm store. Last pick-up will be six weeks later on May 26th.

Here are the beautiful seedlings we’re keeping warm in the greenhouse (for summer plantings too!), and below is a mouth-watering glimpse of the greens for the first pick-up. See you soon.