Is it just me or do others experience the same thing of having every week be the busiest week of the year? We're in the final stages of getting Maggie's 12 (count them) 4H projects ready for the fair in 2 weeks. Until the Spencer County 4H Fair (not to be confused with the carnival next week at which you will find no cute animals or blue ribbons) where was I? Oh yeah. Until the Spencer County 4H Fair is past, we'll be up to our eyeballs in 4H. By the way, you are all invited to come cheer Maggie and the other kids on. She'll be showing her American Mulefoot market gilt (that's one really awesome pig) Sunday evening, June 24th. The Swine Show starts at 6:30 and we have no idea how soon after that Maggie will show. If you've never been to a 4H swine show, well, you don't know what you're missing. Have you heard the expression "herding cats"?
On to shares. Before I begin the list, let me remind you once again that what I post on Wednesday is liable to change at least a little by the time you pick up your shares on Thursday. And I will also remind you that if you don't get something this time, you'll get that or something else another time. We do keep track of who gets what. Or at least we try to.
Lettuce: 2 kinds again, Simpson leaf lettuce and Buttercrunch head lettuce. I'm still working on getting identification photos posted. Check out the "What Is It
?" page and let me know if you find it helpful. In case the link doesn't work, it's actually in the Garden section under the vegetable crop list.
Turnips with greens: Have you tried the slaw yet? You can also use your favorite coleslaw recipe and just substitute turnips for cabbage.
Spinach: both kinds, but probably getting close to the end of the Bloomsdale. The New Zealand should hold out all summer on and off. A bit less of that this week.
Spinach Mustard, Swiss Chard, Mustard Greens - By the way, if you use salt on the greens, both while cooking and then at the table, it amazingly takes away a lot of the bitterness some of the greens tend to have. I'm not big on salt and rarely add it to anything but I do with the greens and notice a very marked difference.
Initially I posted Kale would be in the shares. It's actually a hybrid between turnip greens and kale Glenn and his brother came up with they call Turn-Kale. Use it the same way. The down side is it looks an awful lot like spinach mustard!
Radishes - they're about done, too.
No garden peas this week, but you'll get one of my favorites, Snow Peas.
Goody goody, you get some Wax Beans! Green beans next week, hopefully.
And summer squash - some combination of zucchini, yellow, and/or pattypan.
Ah ha! Everyone gets the surprise! A taste of basil! Use it soon, though.