Last week we made our first CSA deliveries. We decided to use wine boxes, because we are in Oregon Wine Country, and they are just about the right size. Included in the box is a list of the produce, and often a recipe.
Tom Thumb Lettuce
This unusual miniature butterhead lettuce produces heads about the size of a baseball, ideal for individual salads. Dark green somewhat fleshy outer leaves wrap around a creamy yellow mild-flavored interior.
New Red Fire Lettuce
A feast for the eyes as well as the palate. The most ruby red loose-leaf variety in our Territorial Seeds company trials. New Red Fire produces an impressive loose leaf head, excellent for the specialty market or gourmet restaurant gardener.
This flaxen, soft-skinned beauty comes to us from Poland. Zlata is a silky yellow, medium-sized, round to plum shaped radish with a crisp, bright white interior. Its crunchy texture and excellent, mildly spicy flavor will add zing to any relish tray or salad.
A very sweet, crisp Nantes carrot that raises the bar on flavor and quality. Yaya's 6 inch, bright orange, cylindrical roots hold very well in the ground making it an excellent choice for a fall crop. Add the extra sweetness that comes along with cool weather and you have one delectable carrot. Strong tops make Yaya a great variety for bunching.
We don’t know what kind it is, as Thelma McKibben had it on the farm. We know it is hardy though, as it has survived being moved three times. Bestma’s Rhubarb Crunch recipe included.
Walla Walla Onions
Just a few early ones.
A combination of Beet Greens, Swiss Chard. Add to your salad to give it an added zip, or add to a stir-fry.
Oregon Giant Peas
This snow pea has unusually large, broad pods growing to 5 inches long. They are thick, very sweet, and tender, and remain so longer than others. The plant is 30-36 inches tall, similar to that of Oregon Sugar Pod II. Developed by Dr. Jim Baggett at Oregon State University.
A loaf of Jeff's Oatmeal Bread