This Week's Farmshare: More Local Organic Food Goodness

Is it possible to miss a bag of mixed salad greens? We've been getting them from our Harmony Valley Farmshare like clockwork, but this week, we're bag-o-mixed-salad free (fortunately, we've still got a bag of spinach). I'm totally okay with that, mostly because I've been eating tomatoes like a crazy person, thickly layered on my hummus sandwich nearly every day for lunch. I've also taking to grilling just about everything that comes, including cauliflower, which is fantastic with olive oil, black pepper, and sea salt. I haven't tried my celeriac yet, but I'm hoping to this week, especially now that I know I can grate it and fry it up like a potato pancake. (This celeriac soup recipe from my friend Cari will help too.) My tummy will be happy this week, again.

Here's a list of what came in this week's Harmony Valley farmshare, along with descriptions and a photo straight from the farm:

  • Italian garlic: Try a creamy roasted garlic sauce over linguine with roasted cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, wilted spinach, and chopped chicken or shrimp.
  • Red and yellow onions: Thinly slice and caramelize two onions, then spoon into a shallow tart shell with a little bit of beaten egg and cream, salt, and pepper. Bake until the custard is set and the crust is browned.
  • Peppers: Ukraine: Chop sweet peppers into large chunks, marinate, and grill with chicken, steaks or chops.
  • Jalapeños: Now is the time to make up a few more batches of fresh salsa before tomatoes and peppers make their exit for the year.
  • Broccoli: Sauté chopped broccoli with chopped onion, diced tomatoes, cubed firm tofu, tamari, and garlic butter. Serve with toast. Yum!
  • Red or green leaf lettuce: Big, crisp lettuce leaves make a great addition to any sandwich, or use them as a wrap for your favorite filling.
  • Cauliflower or romanesco: Top steamed cauliflower or romanesco with a creamy cheese sauce made from a nutty Swiss or smoked gouda.
  • Tomato variety bag: Find a good recipe for homemade tomato soup, then make some! Fresh tomatoes will make you never go back to Campbell's.
  • Green Top celeriac: Shred with a cheese grater, mix with batter, and fry little celeriac fritters. Green Top parsley root: See veggie feature on back of newsletter.
  • Spinach: Chopped spinach makes a quick nutritious pizza topping! Great with mushrooms and garlic.
  • Eggplant: Slice thin, brush with olive oil, S & P, sauté until translucent and top a pizza.