Luckily once we spread it on the fields, the smell dissipated and the soils are swimming in good ocean nutrients.
Although wet, this week was a positive week. It was so fun to meet all of you AND the peas came into flower yesterday! That means, we SHOULD have peas by the 4th of July!
This week's harvest brings us more greens...rutabaga greens! I just ate mine sauteed in butter and served under a leftover parsnip pattie--YUM!
Please come to the farm for a farm tour Saturday June 27th.
We will have two tour times, one beginning at 10am and one beginning at 1pm, starting from the Community Barn where you pick up your vegetables. We would like to give you a quick farm introduction so that each time you visit, you may feel comfortable to walk the fields, visit the animals and pick your own flowers and herbs. Feel free to bring a packed lunch to have before or after tour. We don't have any tables yet, so bring a blanket! There also should be PYO strawberries by then...yum! (Bring your own container)
What is the difference between a rutabaga and a turnip? Turnips are in the mustard family and have been eaten since ancient times. They are White inside and have a high water content so they do not store. Rutabagas originated in the 1700's in Scandinavia. They are orange inside and store for a VERY long time : ) Both the turnip and rutabaga are moderately good sources of food fiber, calcium, and vitamins A and C; but, nutritionally, rutabagas are superior, having almost twice the amount of nutrients as the white turnip.
Baby Rutabaga Greens:
A bunch of greens, they shrink when you cook them!
5 Tbs butter
Salt and Pepper
Chop greens and toss into melted butter
Cook on low heat with a lid, just a few minutes
Add a little bacon grease for added flavor!
Glazed Rutabaga Ovals:
1 large rutabaga
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper
Slice the rutabaga in 1/4 inch discs
Roll then in the butter and sprinkle on sugar
flip and cook on medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes
Next Week's Harvest: Beet greens?, head lettuce--hopefully!, chard, radishes, herbs and probably more rutabaga greens : )