It was nice to have a harvest day with no rain! Today was a day for greens. Plenty of beautiful kale, swiss chard and salad greens!
There has been a lot written the past few years regarding kale. Google ‘kale’ and you will get an abundance of hits on recipes (from kale chips to kale soup) as well as it’s nutritional value. A bit less publicized is the green leafy vegetables known as swiss chard.
What exactly is swiss chard anyway?
- It is a member of the beet family.
- It is an excellent source of Vitamins K, A and C, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium and iron.
- It is a tasty part of a well balanced diet.
Not sure of what to do with swiss chard? Here are some recipes to take a look at:
Swiss Chard and Chipotle Tacos
Pickeled Swiss Chard Stems
Swiss Chard and Feta Pie
Sauteed Swiss Chard
Coriander Chicken and Chard StewBread Soup with Onions, Chard and Mushrooms
Eggs Nested in Sauteed Chard and Mushrooms
As for flowers we will be bring the first of the peonies as well as a couple of amazing varieties of sunflower Here is a photo of the peony row at the farm after today’s harvest:
The second week of “The Badlands” section of the farm. Now completely planted…and weeds starting to poke threw (little buggers!).
Hoop house cucumbers.
Hoop house tomatoes with tulsi basil.
That’s all for now. Hope to see you all at the market.