First, HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY TO MY NIECE ALYSSA!  I was honored that she came to pick up vegetables on her birthday.  We had a picnic and played in the park, and then as they were getting ready to leave, Alyssa was the one who remembered about actually putting the CSA box in the car to bring home!  One time last year she said, “I LOVE veggie pick-up day!”  And when I asked her why, she said, “Well, you always bring me cucumbers!”

Sadly, it is not quite time for cucumbers yet, but we are enjoying an abundance of early June veggies.  In your box this week:

  1. Rhubarb
  2. Green Onions (the perennial kind.  we’ll switch to the smaller annual ones soon)
  3. Bok Choy (maybe for one more week?)
  4. Mint
  5. Garlic Chives
  6. Chamomile
  7. ARUGULA  (like a spicy lettuce.  Eat it raw or cook like spinach.  Loose leaves of various sizes in a bag.)
  8. Red Russian Kale — purplish stem, wrinkly edged leaves, mostly green with some purple.  Rubber-banded together at the stem.
  9. Dill leaves
  10. Radishes.  Little known fact:  you can eat the radish leaves too, but because they are prickly most people would cook them first.  You could saute them or flash steam by dunking in boiling water, or you could chop them up into eggs or hotdish.  (No pressure of course if you don’t want to eat them, most people do just compost them.  But most people also do not know that the leaves are great sources of vitamin C and calcium!)