Veggie Box Bounty

Path Valley Farms - Week of 5/11 Line Up

Path Valley Farms - Week of 5/11 Line Up

by Jordan Franklin

May 11, 2021

Veggie Box Bounty

Path Valley Farms - Week of 5/11 Line Up

by Jordan Franklin

May 11, 2021

Path Valley Farms - Week of 5/11 Line Up

Contents for May 11–14: 

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.

Warmer temps mean spring delights like asparaguspea shoots and spring onions. Chopped asparagus and hearty greens like chard or kale make a quick and easy stir-fry, seasoned with fish sauce and a little soy sauce if you’ve got it. Another idea for any green you get (including radish tops): make a simple banchan by blanching your greens, then dressing with a mix of soy sauce, sesame oil, honey and garlic (or ramps). It keeps well in your fridge all week and makes a nice snack, too. Make a refreshing potato salad with crunchy cucumbers and punchy tomatoes, seasoned with fresh herbs and good olive oil. Grill or broil spring onions and dip in romesco. Cucumbers and radishes are good for dips, too. You’ll also get wild ramps, which we like to make into pesto for flatbreads or pasta. (Clean the bulbs well and plop them in leftover pickle juice.) Speaking of ramps, Katie from Path Valley says that Stinkin' Drinkin’ and Dancin’ was the name of a Ramp Fest in West Virginia. Do what you will with that knowledge.

  • ½ pound mixed salad greens
  • 1 pint small mixed tomatoes
  • handful of herbs 
  • 1 to 2 cucumbers
  • 2 ounces pea shoots
  • ½ pound asparagus
  • 3 pounds potatoes
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 bunch spring onions (red or white)
  • 1 bunch hearty greens (probably rainbow chard or kale)
  • ½ pound wild ramps

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.

This box offers an abundance of alliums in the form of spring garlicspring onions and wild ramps. And warmer temps mean spring delights like asparaguspea shoots and the season’s first baby rainbow carrots, with their tops. Remove the tops from the carrots as soon as you get them, then submerge in cold water to clean. Carrot top pesto is delicious, especially when made with local sunflower oil. Chopped asparagus and hearty greens like chard or kale make a quick and easy stir-fry, seasoned with fish sauce and a little soy sauce if you’ve got it. Another idea for any green you get (including radish tops): make a simple banchan by blanching your greens, then dressing with a mix of soy sauce, sesame oil, honey and garlic (or ramps). It keeps well in your fridge all week and makes a nice snack, too. Make a refreshing potato salad with crunchy cucumbers and punchy tomatoes, seasoned with fresh herbs and good olive oil. Grill or broil spring onions and broccoli rabe and dip in romesco. Cucumbers and radishes are good for dips, too. Ramp tops make a good pesto, too, or a silky addition to a spicy pasta with broccoli rabe. Clean the ramp bulbs well and plop them in leftover pickle juice. Speaking of ramps, Katie from Path Valley says that Stinkin' Drinkin’ and Dancin’ was the name of a Ramp Fest in West Virginia. Do what you will with that knowledge.

  • 1 bunch spring garlic
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe
  • 1 bunch baby rainbow carrots with tops (first of the season!)
  • ½ pound mixed salad greens
  • 1 pint small mix tomatoes
  • handful of herbs 
  • 1 to 2 cucumbers
  • 2 ounces pea shoots
  • ½ pound asparagus
  • 3 pounds potatoes
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 bunch spring onions 
  • 1 bunch of hearty greens (probably rainbow chard or kale)
  • 1 pound wild ramps

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 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.

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