Veggie Box Bounty

Path Valley Farms - Week of 6/8 Line Up

Path Valley Farms - Week of 6/8 Line Up

by Jordan Franklin

June 08, 2021

Veggie Box Bounty

Path Valley Farms - Week of 6/8 Line Up

by Jordan Franklin

June 08, 2021

Path Valley Farms - Week of 6/8 Line Up

Contents for 6/8–6/11:

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’ll get a whole quart of strawberries this week. Make a few hand pies, perhaps? Or continue to eat them straight, as a snack or over yogurt. They’re also quite good halved and steeped in maple syrup for a while; you can spoon that over cake or waffles, and mix the resulting syrup with bubbly water or amaro. Are you a fan of chaat? Make this recipe for kale chaat, stat. (It’s inspired by Rasika’s palak chaat.) And it’s officially grilling season, so if you’ve got one, grill the fennelasparagus and pak choi or napa cabbage then dip in nuoc cham (made with the Son Fish Sauce) or drizzle with olive oil and floral flaked salt.

  • 1 bunch of spring onions
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 2 pieces of fennel
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½ pound arugula or mixed greens
  • 1 quart strawberries
  • ½ pound asparagus
  • 2 ounces pea shoots
  • 2 heads of mini lettuces
  • 1 head of pak choi or napa cabbage

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

Happy Family Veggie Box


You’ll get a whole quart of strawberries this week. Make a few hand pies, perhaps? Or continue to eat them straight, as a snack or over yogurt. They’re also quite good halved and steeped in maple syrup for a while; you can spoon that over cake or waffles, and mix the resulting syrup with bubbly water or amaro. Radishes go oh so well with a sliver of cured ham or salami, as a snack. Those tomatoes would be excellent in a sandwich, with nothing more than a little mayo and a tuft of pea or fava shoots. (Salt the tomatoes first.) And it’s officially grilling season, so if you’ve got one, grill the asparagus and spring onions, then dip in nuoc cham (made with the Son Fish Sauce) or drizzle with olive oil and floral flaked salt. You can even grill the English shelling peas and eat them like edamame in pods. If you opt to shell the peas before cooking, use the shells to make a springy vegetable broth, or keep them in your freezer and pair with spent corn cobs later for a pea and corn broth that’d be excellent as a base for chowder.

  • 1 ½ pounds English shelling peas 
  • 1 quart of strawberries
  • 2 red ripe tomatoes
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 bunch of spring onions
  • 2 ounces pea shoots or fava shoots
  • 1 bunch of radishes
  • ¾ pound arugula or mixed greens
  • 2 heads of mini lettuce

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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