Right now is truly one of the most abundant moments of the year! Late spring in Texas means we can still enjoy lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, and radishes, while slowly sliding into all the exciting delicacies of late spring, including potatoes, leeks, storage onions, zucchini, and cucumbers. It will still be another month or so until we're in the full zenith of tomatoes and peppers, but the next few weeks will be some of the most diverse with lots of new fresh vegetables coming up in your shares. See the bolded items below: these are almost out of season. (Get 'em while you can!)
If you're tired of all the greens and relatively light items, get ready for potato season! Last week was the first week that we were starting to dig fresh new potatoes. They are incredibly sweet when they're first dug, so get excited for sweet and starchy first-of-the-season new potatoes.
Right on the heels of potatoes are storage onions. We were all absolutely shocked when we realized that the storage onions were already softball size, and it's only the end of April. It's safe to say this is going to be a stunning year for onions, so get excited for sweet and fresh onions in your shares the next few weeks.
Close at hand but just a few weeks away, we're just seeing the beginnings of the zucchini setting fruit, and cabbages are starting to size up. Get ready for some heftier lifting in your CSA bags! Beyond the bulk of the incoming summer veggies, you can look forward to basil and a variety of herbs coming into season soon, including mint, sage, chives, and more!
Thanks for choosing us to be your farmers. We hope you enjoy the upcoming bounty and beauty of spring as much as we do.
-Becky + the VRDNT Crew
And now, a Recipe Roundup:
Dark Leafy Greens: Collards, Spinach, Kale, Chard, Komatsuna
Brothy Tortellini Soup w/ Spinach, White Beans & Basil
Kale Salad with Buttermilk Dressing Catalan Sauteed Spinach
Asian Style Rainbow Swiss Chard Wrap Swiss Chard Tahini Dip Dark Greens Quiche