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May Forecast + Recipe Roundup

Updated: Jun 28

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!)

Central Texas May Vegetables

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.

Tomatoes, here we come!

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

Creamy Spinach Soup with Mint

Kale Salad with Buttermilk Dressing Catalan Sauteed Spinach

Asian Style Rainbow Swiss Chard Wrap Swiss Chard Tahini Dip Dark Greens Quiche


Radish and Herb Butter Tea Sandwiches Spring Peas with Anchovy, Lemon, and All the Radishes Whipped Feta Dip Shredded Egg Salad An Immunity Soup to Lighten Up Your Insides Tumeric Grilled Tofu Spring Rolls Miso Butter Roasted Radishes

Lettuces + Arugula

Celery Salad with Sour Apples and Walnuts Three Easy Salad Dressing Recipes with Samin Nosrat (video)

Best Cesar Salad Dressing Little Gem Salad with Fresh Herbs Arugula Pesto

Alliums: Chives, Scallions, Leeks, Spring Onions

Lemony Asparagus & Leek Rissoto Flavorful Leek Oil Coconut Corn Chowder with Leeks Labneh Dip with Sizzled Scallions and Chili Bitter Leafy Salad Grilled Corn and Scallion Salad

Peanut Noodles


Apple Ginger Beet Smoothie Refrigerator Pickled Beets Instapot Beets

Russian Beet Salad with Sour Cream and Dill Beet Salad with Goat cheese and Balsamic Beet Hummus

Cucurbits: Zucchini + Cucumber

Cucumbers with Red Onion and Sesame

Pasta Salad with Zucchini, Scallions, and Parmesan Highly Seasoned Cucumber Salad

Smashed Asian Cucumber Salad

Smashed Cucumber, Avocado, ad Chickpea Salad

Zucchini Ribbon and Basil Salad Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Hungry for more recipes? Here's another great list.

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