Thursday, March 29, 2012

Harvest Ticket March 27-28 Page One


Wow. Just had an impossible time this week getting this post up. First photos taken wouldn't upload no matter which file pathway I chose, then the scanner chose this week to just not scan. No reason. Just a message that it was "connecting" like sometime... whenever. Maybe next Christmas. Then I couldn't get on to this blogsite. No reason. Just didn't let me on. ugggr! Anyway, it's weeks like these that sometimes I just throw my hands up and don't post; but since there's some unusual things in the boxes, I felt I couldn't just skip it.
OK, I've vented. On to the harvest: Fennel this week: you'll notice the ferny bunch of herb in your box has a candy-licorce aroma. You can take kitchen shears and cut tiny pieces into your raw salads. Or try throwing them on the barbeque with other veggies to infuse the sweet taste into your meal that way.
You'll note tiny little carrots, these are our thinnings; photo to the left is the harvest yesterday. Same with our radishes, we're thinning our radish rows this week, and bunching the little babies.
I didn't post our lettuce heads this week; we harvested but then couldn't fit them in most boxes. The beets took up more room than I had envisioned when I figured out the harvest tickets over the weekend. A few boxes got lettuce heads, but most didn't, just no room!
We're coming up on the end of our tangelos and Sungold mandarin harvests. And we're finally cutting baby greens again. We have a small test plot of snap peas (these kind of peas are cool---you can eat the whole pod like a snap bean, or "pop" open the larger ones for the peas inside. Normal garden peas are too woody by the time the peas can be popped, but snap peas aren't.) We put a few snaps in each portion of baby lettuce mix.
If you haven't enjoyed sprouts in the past, we encourage you to try our new custom mixes: this week, clover, garlic and cress. Light, spicy, and flavorful; unlike more common sprout mixes--these add flavor and a little "punch" to your sandwiches, salads and garnishes.

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