CSA Share: August 13

Purslane is a weed, but it's also a culinary novelty. Photo by herbmother.

It’s “funny greens” time at the farm. Last week we got calalloo (very tasty cooked up with tomato and thyme) and this week we’ll be getting purslane. It’s a weed, but it’s also a  succulant green that’s commonly eaten in Mexico or North Africa. It has a sour and slightly salty taste. Kristen suggests trying it out in a summery salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, and a simple dressing. It’s also fun to use in pasta.

Also, we have some housekeeping notes …

{This week’s share details after the jump}

General notes: If you need more volunteer hours and are looking to stay out of the heat, the farm would love your assistance in the office. There’s always data entry, and the farm also has work to do on veggie research and its library project. Mondays work best, but it’s flexible. If you’re interested, get  in touch with Erica Bruskin at volunteer@added-value.org.

Also, don’t forget to take produce from the correct side of the table based on your share size. Additionally, please take the correct amount. We’ve been running out of things very early in the day and some people get shorted towards the afternoon.

This week’s share: Come get your share at the farm Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Here’s what to expect (keep in mind, some things might not be there due to harvest/weather):

  • Chard or Kale
  • Purslane
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes, Cherry tomatoes, or heirloom tomatoes
  • Summer squash/zucchini
  • Garlic
  • Shiso
  • Herbs

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