Last week we had the first frost, but this week, we're having the big one. As one of my best, best, best farm friends texted to us this morning: Happy Frostmas! It is bittersweet but the changes of the season are always welcome.
In this email:
- Generally important notes
- Farm Members, if you haven't checked out our new membership agreement please see a copy here. If this works for you, please send me an email saying so. If it doesn't, please let me know and we will sort it out. Thank you!
- Here is link to our Social Justice page on our website. It is a list of resources to keep active in effecting positive social change.
- Fresh from the Field
- Recipe: Daikon and Cabbage Stir Fry
- Market Details
- Tales from the Farm: Taking a break from writing for now.
Fresh From the Field-
Tatsoi (just a touch! Get it early!)
All Manner of Deliciousness
Cone Cabbage: the most tender and sweet
Savoy Leaf Cabbage
Eggplant- possibly the last week for eggplant!
Onions: Red and Yellow
Peppers: Bells and Shishitos
Potatoes: Red and white
Daikon (Purple and Red!)
Purple top turnips
Parsley (Curly and Flat Leaf!)
Recipe: Daikon and Cabbage Stir Fry
From Lilly's Table
Helen's only edit to this is don't bother peeling the radish!
Daikon radishes are a very common Asian ingredient and compliment cabbage well. This comes together quickly and is tasty with other stir-fried veggies such as carrots or broccoli.
- ½cabbage, about 3 cups sliced thin
- 1daikon radish, peel
- 1teaspoon coconut oil, or other vegetable oil
- 1teaspoon soy sauce, or more to taste
- 1teaspoon sesame oil
- 1teaspoon rice wine vinegar
- ½teaspoon red chili sauce, optional for spiciness
- 1teaspoon sesame seeds, optional, garnish
Cut the peeled Daikon Radish into thin slices. Stack up and slice into matchstick strips.
Heat the coconut oil over medium heat in a wok or large skillet. Toss in the sliced cabbage and daikon radish sticks. Saute for 4-6 minutes until wilted and almost turning golden.
Season with soy sauce, sesame oil, a splash of the rice wine vinegar and red chili paste (for spiciness). Taste and add more of any item to your own personal taste.
Sprinkle on sesame seeds as a garnish and bit extra crunch.
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)