The Farm at Sunnyside for Thursday May 28!
by Caitlin Roberts
May 28, 2020
Certified organic produce from The Farm at Sunnyside, which is just 75 miles from Washington DC. The veggie bags for Thursday 5/28 will delight you with
SMALL VEGGIE BAG
1 bag salad greens or 1 head lettuce : Obviously, you can use these for a delicious fresh salad. BUT, we also like to put some a pita or add some greenery to our sandwiches! (1/3 to 1/2 lb)
1 bunch radishes (french or red) or Asian turnips : Grill these in butter with that thyme! Yow!
1 bunch cooking greens (kale or collards) : Saute in oil with that thyme for a side dish. Add to your scrambled eggs.
1 bunch herbs (thyme or lemon thyme) : These herbs work well to flavor soups, stocks, sauces and braises. Too much in a bunch? Hang to dry for later use.
1 bunch spring onions or scallions : Onions are the base of every meal that we make here. Enjoy both the bulbs and greens.
LARGE VEGGIE BAG
This week's large veggie bag for Thursday 5/28 is decidedly Italian! Gorlami. Here's what your bag will contain:
1 head bitter greens (escarole, frisee) : Lightly cooking these greens to take away some of the bitterness. Use some type of acid, like lemon juice or vinegar, and a fat, like olive oil or cheese (or bacon!?) to accompany them.
1 bunch herbs (parsley or oregano) : These go well with your bitter greens and fava bean dishes.
1 bag fava beans or snap peas : Both of these are a spring treat - and only here for a short time!!! Fava beans are a bit of work to prepare but the nutty sweetness of the beans are worth it.
1 small bag dried hot peppers (2 or 3) : These can be used whole to flavor stews or stir frys. Or grind them to use as chili flakes on pasta + pizza.
1 bag salad greens (lettuce, arugula, baby kale or a mix of all): Spring is salad time! (1/3 to 1/2 lb)
1 fennel : We love this shaved in a salad with lemon juice, fava beans + peas + parmesan!
1 head lettuce: Some varieties are frilly and delicate while others are crisp and hearty. They are all delicious 1 head green garlic : Use this any place that you would use mature garlic. You can use both the bulb and greens to flavor all of your meals.
1 head radicchio or 1 bunch Spigarello : Lightly saute Radicchio or grill with some oil + lemon juice. Spigarello is an Italian variety of leaf broccoli that should be used as you would kale.