As for produce, we will be bringing the following items to market:
(aka dinosaur or black kale)
Rainbow Lacinato Kale
Christina's Salad Mix
Bright Light's Swiss Chard
Red & Yellow Onions
Italian Sweet Frying Peppers
Sweet Orange Bell Peppers
Red Ace Beets
Fresh-Cut Rosemary, Spearmint, Cutting Celery and Parsley
Here's a recipe that I will be trying now that "soup weather" has returned.
Smoky Greens and Beans
Bon Appitit, November 2009
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 14 1/2-ounce can vegetable broth
- 8 cups coarsely chopped assorted greens (such as kale, mustard greens, and collard greens about 8 ounces)
- 1 15-ounce can cannellini (white kidney beans), drained
- Grated Manchego or Parmesan cheese (optional)
Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until soft and beginning to brown, about 6 minutes. Add garlic; stir 1 minute. Add tomatoes with juice and paprika; stir 1 minute. Add broth and greens; bring to boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until greens are wilted and tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Stir in beans and simmer 1 minute to heat through. Divide among bowls; sprinkle with cheese, if desired.
One serving contains the following:
Calories (kcal) 207.8
% Calories from Fat 35.3
Fat (g) 8.2
Saturated Fat (g) 1.0
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Carbohydrates (g) 26.8
Dietary Fiber (g) 6.4
Total Sugars (g) 7.0
Net Carbs (g) 20.4
Protein (g) 7.4
Ever wonder what could be making big holes in your garden greens such as kale or swiss chard? Look no further than the jumping herbivore, the grasshopper. The grasshoppers at the farm are about an inch in length and are especially happy making a meal of our kale crops as seen below.
Seeing so many grasshoppers today, I realized how little I knew about these insects. I found an interesting article, 10 Fascinating Facts About Grasshoppers that some of you may find interesting as well. Please refer to the article for more details.
1. Grasshoppers and locusts are the same thing.
2. Grasshoppers have ears on their bellies.
3. Although grasshoppers can hear, they can't distinguish pitches very well.
4. Grasshoppers make noise through stridulating or crepitating.
5. Grasshoppers can fly.
6. Grasshoppers jump by catapulting themselves into the air.
7. Grasshoppers cause billions of dollars in damage to food crops annually, worldwide.
8. Grasshoppers provide an important source of protein to people in many parts of the world.
9. Grasshoppers existed long before dinosaurs.
10. Grasshoppers sometimes "spit" brown liquid to defend themselves.
Hope to see you at the market.