Farmstand is open again Saturday morning from 9:00 to Noon. I’ll list what will be available and then a couple of bits of info about some items with links to recipes to help you get inspired!

3 Kale $4 per bag
3 Swiss Chard $4 per bag
1 Mixed Lettuce $4 per bag
1 Broccoli Leaves $2 per bag
1 Peas $3.50 per pound
1 Zucchini (there are more coming, just slowly) .75 each
4 Yellow Summer Squash .75 each
1 Mixed Beets (red and gold) with tops $4 per bundle
1 Babybeats Beets with tops $4 per bundle
2 Carrots with tops $4 per bundle
1 Baby Carrots with tops $3 per bundle
2 Radishes (regular sized) $1.50 per bundle
4 Radishes (large sized) $1.50 per bundle (see link below for recipes)
2 Mini Broccoli $2 per half pound bag
13 Cherry Crisps (single serving) $1.50 each
5 Chai Latte Mix Refills (perfect chilled) $4 per 2 cup bag
Cut flower bouquets with lilies
Jams include a new batch of Strawberry Rhubarb and a batch of Cherry Jam
** No fresh herbs due to expected winds **

I need to get out and finish picking a handful of things and water. Hope to see you early tomorrow before the heat rolls in!

What in the world is chard?

Simply put, chard is a leafy green related to the beet. These leaves are crispy, tender, and will stay fresh in the fridge for a while. You can use them fresh, sauteed or cooked into dishes – think of uses for spinach and you can substitute chard. It has more calcium and magnesium than spinach and will usually grow all season long, unlike finicky spinach. Here is a link to some recipes: Chard Recipes

Large Radishes are a thing!

OK, so mostly it’s because of hot weather, but these things are too pretty (and not one sign of a split) to pitch in the compost. A friend got some large ones from me a few years ago and small diced them, tossed with a light oil and some seasoning before roasting on a sheet pan. She passed them off as roasted potatoes; without the high starch/carb of potatoes. Here’s a link to some other recipe ideas: Roasting Radishes

What do you do with kale?

This kale is fresh, so it’s doesn’t feel or taste like cardboard. It’s another green that can be used for salads when fresh or it can be sauteed or added to dishes. You can even add it to pesto or smoothies. Heck, you can add the leafy part to a blender with bananas, yogurt, and berries for frozen treats for your pup! But, if you’re still on the fence, here’s a link to some recipe ideas: Kale Recipes

Did I See Broccoli LEAVES on the list?

Yes, you did! There are far more leaves on the plant than actual flower heads, and they need to be trimmed back some to get those heads maturing. So, here are broccoli leaves for sale! They have a mild taste of broccoli and the sturdy leaves can be used for so many things. You can thinly slice them, toss with your favorite dressing and a few add-ins (raisins, shredded carrots, feta cheese, or your favorite thing) and you’ve got a great cool salad. You can also use them as a sauteed green, in soup or as part of your veggie casserole. Here is a link to a sort of long article, but you can skip down to the recipes: Broccoli Leaves

By Amy