Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2009 Season Opener

And, so, it begins! Looks to be a great 2009 season for veggies. Here we have Butterhead lettuce, Red Russian Kale, Winterbor Kale, and the purple veggies are Purple Kohlrabi. And of course, Walla Walla sweet onions. (And as this is being written, the wind is whipping our hoop houses all over ... you should see it, scary!)

Kohlrabi can be eaten after peeling either sliced raw or lightly steamed.
Last year was the first year that we began eating kale. We had definitely been missing out. Our favorite way to eat it is to wash it, leave it wet, julienne slice it, put it in a warm pre-heated pan with a tight fitting lid, add some olive oil, salt and pepper, stir it all together and steam it for about 15 minutes. It cooks down quite a bit, so you'll have to play with the amount to begin with.
Hope you enjoy the pictures. Sara, Tammy, Doug and I have worked hard to bring this garden along for your healthy eating pleasure.
(As noted earlier, the wind is blowing really hard right now and our hoop houses don't like it much ... we'll be putting them back up! Hope the tomatoes don't mind spending a night out! Can't do anything until the wind calms down. Ah, farming ... just when you think you've got mother nature under control, she puts you in your place! LOL???) Make it a great day! Char

1 comment:

  1. OH MY GOSH!!! That all looks so good! What beautiful veggies your grow.
    The Butterhead lettuce that I got from you was fantastic.