Farmer Stacey says "We're excited, you're excited - eggplant is here! With the first of these purple veggies we're cooking a punchy stir-fry with the broccoli and asian greens. Slice thinly and sear them in hot oil. Season with soy sauce + sesame oil and enjoy the creamy softness of these early season eggplants! For a more mediterranean dish, lightly steam the carrots and mash with garlic, mint, and cumin and drizzle with olive oil for a light meal or side dish."
The small veggie bag for Thursday 6/25 delivery will delight you with
- 1 bunch mint - Use this sweet herb to make a refreshing tea for those toasty summer afternoons.
- 1 bunch broccoli - Add to the above stir-fry or roast to get some crispy bits. Also delicious raw chopped up into a slaw.
- 1 bunch asian greens - These tender greens cook up quickly in a stir-fry. Or try steaming them and drizzling with sesame oil and soy sauce.
- 1 head fresh garlic - Green garlic doesn't have as much bite as your grocery store variety and plays well with everyone.
- 1-2 eggplant - It's eggplant season! Toss into the stir-fry or grill slices marinated in soy and GREEN GARLIC.
- 1 bunch carrots - Mash into the dip or enjoy the crunch and dip them in hummus!
Foraged add-on! Pint of chanterelles (Cantharellus lateritius). Tom is foraging chanterelles from his sites in Virginia and Maryland. Saute on medium low heat in butter and/or olive oil. Add in minced garlic and/or fresh herbs, once chanterelles start sweating.
The Farm at Sunnyside is managed by Stacey and Casey. We first met them at the Arlington Farmers Market in 2013 when starting Number 1 Sons. Stacey and Casey are phenomenal farmers and managers tending to the health of their land, soil, staff and our community with their nutritious + delicious vegetables. You may have eaten their vegetables at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market, Falls Church Farmers Market, The Dabney or A Rake's Progress :)
The Farm at Sunnyside borders the Shenandoah National Park - read more about their conservation efforts on their website. We love visiting Sunnyside and learning about cover crops, compost, field rotation, food safety processes, and working with a seasonal farm staff - Stacey and Casey excel at all these things!
The farm may substitute veggies if they run out. This rarely happens, but does happen from time time. Produce is measured by weight, so quantity may vary slightly from pictures. Sorry, we can't offer substitutions right now. Sunny Side