We are feeling relieved to have some afternoon clouds in the forecast and at least some chance of rain in the future and are practicing our daily rain dances in an effort to bring it on. We are holding visions of rain to help relieve the pressures of fire so present in our State this summer and to help all those who make a livelihood that depends on water. Many area farms and ranches are struggling with water issues this seasons. We feel very fortunate to have good water rights here at the farm.
This week we have some new items in both the shares.
lettuce – butterhead
Apricots – 1 bag
Ranier Cherries – 1 bag
Kohlrabi Au Gratin
Kohlrabi is the white or purple vegetable in the share that looks like an enlarged round broccoli stem with leaves sprouting from the center.
The internet is an endless source of great recipe ideas. Beyond this newsletter, I highly recommend using this resource to aid in the use and enjoyment of your CSA shares. In our newsletter I try to showcase interesting recipe sources with limited advertisement, local food missions, and whole food ingredients. I also try to hit on recipes that involve as many ingredients as possible from the share. Many of these websites would be great to bookmark for future use.
This is a basic recipe. I would use gruyere or parmesan for the cheese.
Download this recipe book for a season of ideas for using your CSA share, including Kolrabi Au Gratin on page 20.