Veggie Box Bounty

Path Valley Farms - Week of 4/20 Line Up

Path Valley Farms - Week of 4/20 Line Up

by Jordan Franklin

April 23, 2021

Veggie Box Bounty

Path Valley Farms - Week of 4/20 Line Up

by Jordan Franklin

April 23, 2021

Path Valley Farms - Week of 4/20 Line Up

Contents for April 20–23:

MEDIUM VEGGIE BOX

The medium veggie box is for two-to-three veggie lovers who enjoy having vegetables throughout the week. Your box is harvested to order, changes weekly, and is chosen to express the best of what is seasonal and delicious, guided by nature and the farmers of Path Valley Farms. Eat all these veggies within a week or so, and go for the delicate greens first.

You made it through several rounds of winter vegetables, so this week, reward yourself with an edible turnip bouquet. Cook the green parts like you would broccoli, in a stir-fry for example, and use the lovely yellow flowers as a garnish (they are slightly sweet). Or just stick it in a vase, admire the beauty and nibble as you pass by. Blanch your hearty greens, then marinate them in a mix of oil and vinegar and use to top a pizza or focaccia, or tuck into a sandwich. Maybe make a garlicky pesto with the herbs and spring garlic? That’d be nice drizzled over steamed fingerling sweet potatoes and topped with pea shoots or fava bean shoots. You could have a different salad every day with those mixed greens, adding something crunchy like radishes or something juicy like tomatoes to vary it up. Happy spring eating, folks.

  • edible turnip bouquet
  • 1 bunch of hearty greens (broccoli raab, dandelion, or rainbow chard)
  • 1 pint of small mix tomatoes
  • ¾ pound mixed salad greens
  • 1 bunch of spring radishes 
  • 1 bunch of spring garlic
  • 2 ounces pea shoots or fava bean shoots
  • handful of herbs, likely basil or Italian parsley
  • 1 ½ pounds fingerling sweet potatoes

Note: Occasionally the farm will make harvest substitutions depending on what is at peak.

HAPPY FAMILY VEGGIE BOX

The Happy Family Veggie Box is delightful for a larger family, or four voracious vegetable-centric eaters. Your box is harvested to order, changes weekly, and is chosen to express the best of what is seasonal and delicious, guided by nature and the farmers of Path Valley Farms. Eat all these veggies within a week or so, and go for the delicate greens first.

You made it through several rounds of winter vegetables, so this week, reward yourself with an edible turnip bouquet and some sweet, sweet asparagus. Cook the green turnip stalks like you would broccoli, in a stir-fry for example, and use the lovely yellow flowers as a garnish (they are slightly sweet). Or just stick it in a vase, admire the beauty and nibble as you pass by. What’s your favorite way to cook asparagus? You could roast, steam, stir-fry, pickle, or shred with a vegetable peeler and eat a tangle of it raw, mixed with pea shoots or fava bean shoots and a punchy dressing with herbs and spring garlic. Steam the kalette or mini pac choi to add to noodles, dressed in a sesame sauce and topped with smashed cucumbers and a homemade chile oil. If you’ve got a picnic to attend, then this box has the makings for a lovely potato salad (we’d sneak some kraut into ours, but you do you).

  • edible turnip bouquet
  • 2 pieces of fennel
  • ½ pound kalettes or mini pac choi
  • 1 pint of small mix tomatoes
  • 2 ounces pea shoots or fava bean shoots
  • 2 bunches of spring radishes (French breakfast or cherrybelle) 
  • ¾ pounds asparagus 
  • 2 bunches of spring garlic
  • handful of herbs
  • 1 to 2 Katarina cucumbers
  • 3 pounds russet or Eva potatoes
  • ¾ pound mixed salad greens
  • 3 tasty apples

Note that though it’s rare, occasionally the farm will make substitutions when they run out of certain vegetables.

Details:

Producer: Path Valley Farms

Location: South Central Pennsylvania

Path Valley Farms, about 120 miles from DC, is a cooperative made up of a core group of about 10 farmers, with several more growers/producers contributing eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and more. The collective is owned by the growers and operates with the intention of keeping families working together. Their goal is to grow tasty food on healthy land that will be sustained through generations. These are true family farms who grow with sustainable growing practices that we consider beyond organic. We’re proud to connect this community of growers to your kitchen and table. Path Valley Farms has been the secret ingredient among DC’s top chefs for years. After you experience the variety, flavor and beauty of their produce you’ll know why.

 

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