Fall crops are coming in! This week sweet salad turnips and bok choi are my favorite returning tastes but there is so much more! Baby kale from a fresh planting, collards, brussel tops, all those greens we missed during the summer. See you at market!
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- Fresh from the Field
- Recipe: Sauteed Brussel Sprout tops with Onion and Garlic!
- Market Details
- Tales from the Farm: Taking a break from writing for now.
Fresh From the Field-
All Manner of Deliciousness
Cone Cabbage: the most tender and sweet
Onions: Red and Yellow
Peppers: Bells and Shishitos
Potatoes: Red and white
Wintersquash! Festival, acorn, and a few others. Should we call it fall squash?
Parsley (Curly and Flat Leaf!)
Purple Top Turnips
Round green cabbage
Recipe: Sauteed Brussel Sprout tops with Onion and Garlic!
Brussel sprout tops. Why do we have them? The "Brussel Sprouts" themselves emerge where the leaves meet the stems along the main stalk. To encourage those to grow a little bigger, we "top" the plants. For us this means snapping off the growing points right at the top when the main stalk is long enough to produce a decent number of sprouts. But do we discard the tops? NO! We eat them! As much a delicacy as garlic scapes, another top we snap to encourage growth, these brussel tops have an excellent texture raw and cook up deliciously too.
- Olive oil in the pan
- Onions, chopped
- Garlic minced
- Brussel Sprout tops, chopped- include the stem!
- Broth or water
- Lemon, salt, pepper to taste, herbs your like, red pepper flakes or a hot pepper
- Heat oil in pan and toss in onions and garlic, herb you like (oregano anyone?!) and hot pepper if using. Cook until onions are soft.
- Stir in water or broth and then toss in the tops! Cook with lid on until they are the texture that you like. Anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes.
- Toss with lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
Great with rice.
Great with eggs.
Great in a bowl.
Great with beans.
Market Details: We are at market this week
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Saturday, Tyler!
Eastern Market, Shed 2, Saturday with Peter! 6 am to 2:30 pm
Royal Oak, Saturday with Jim and Lisa! 7 am to 1 pm
Tales from the Farm:
See you at market!
Helen for Jim, Tyler, Sarah, Wiley, Boomer (bark layer), and Exie (morale officer)