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Friday, July 11, 2008

The Harvest Begins!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, it's not Christmas, it's the start of the garden harvest. And even though it's been a long time coming, the garden has certainly caught up with the warm weather and periodic rains. This week (delivery on Thursday, July 17th) we have some wonderful early garden offerings:

CROP - QUANTITY - PRICE
Spinach - 1 gal bag - $3.00
Lettuce - 1 gal bag - $3.00
Salad Bowl or Black Seeded Simpson
Radish - sandwich bag - $1.50
Garlic - 2 plants - $1.00
Onion - 4 plants - $1.00
Walla Walla, Alisha Craig, Red Burgermaster or Yellow Sweet Spanish
Shallots - 1 plant - $1.00

Here are some of my favorite ways to eat these great vegetables:
SPINACH - I love to add it to pastas, just wilt it over some heat such as when the meat or sauce is almost done. Incidentally, this is a great way to get kids to eat cooked spinach. Of course, I also love a fresh spinach salad!
LETTUCE - There isn't anything better than a salad or sandwich made with fresh garden lettuce...what taste!!
RADISH - My family traditionally eats radishes raw and dipped in some salt. But I recently had a sandwich with thin sliced radishes in it. What a spicy addition! It was delicious.
GARLIC, ONIONS, SHALLOTS - I personally think every dish tastes better with these vegetables included. With all three you can use all of the plant. The green tops make delicate additions to omelets, salads, etc.

Doesn't it just make your mouth water? Please email your order by 6:00pm on Wednesday and I will deliver your order on Thursday. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Thank you!
---Annie

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