We sure got our winter fix this week. The snow and ice didn't prevent our crew from keeping up with farm chores, as our animals need to be kept safe, fed and watered no matter the weather conditions. The icy roads did keep us from making our usual deliveries though, so we'll have to play catch up next week.
This upcoming week we'll be sending some mizuna and bok choy, two asian greens that grow very well here and make a tasty salad. For a quick and easy meal, try sautéing the bok choy with garlic and serving over a bed of rice with soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos. You can also expect more microgreens, which are great to add on top of just about anything (eggs, avo toast, sandwiches, soups, etc) and Murdoc cabbage (the cone shaped cabbage) which is perfect for stuffed cabbage rolls, coleslaw, and soups. Here's a yummy lamb and cabbage soup recipe by Edible Nashville.
It's February, so of course there will be winter squash and plenty of root veggies too. Expect sweet potatoes and some more winter radishes that are perfect for roasting, pickling, or slicing thin and adding to salads. Happy cooking!
What's in the veggie box:
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