Today’s CSA Share Box: July 18, 2018
Asst mustard/Asian greens
· Lady Murasaki: ( Lady Murasaki, the courtly author of The Tale of Genji, considered one of the world’s first and finest novels, is an apt namesake for this elegant komatsuna (Japanese mustard spinach). Murasaki means ‘purple’ in Japanese—and this variety is so very purple that it lured me through a field of about three dozen other kinds of greens to get a closer look.)*
· White flowered Kailaan: (Also known as Chinese Broccoli, Chinese Kale, Guy Lon or Gai Lan. Grown for its succulent stalks and leaves, it sends up tender 8" shoots topped with elegant little loose florettes.)*
· Maruba Santoh: (With Maruba you get four vegetables in one. The loose round vibrant chartreuse leaves provide a mild piquant mustardy flavor while the flat white stems impart a juicy crisp pac choy taste. High-end chefs like to use the blossoms.)*
· Golden Frill Mustard: (Open-pollinated. Light golden-green leaves curl and furl, lift and separate, adding flounce to your salad mix. Intricate serration of foliage seems almost laser cut. Its mustard flavor gives an acute peppery zing. Grows quickly for use as a baby green throughout the year and, at sauté size, resists bolting in the summer heat.)*
Joi Choi Tatsoi – 1
Rainbow chard – 1 bunch
Onion greens- 1 bunch
Summer squash- zucchini and yellow squash
Raspberries- 1 pt.
Beets- 1 lg bunch of red and gold combined
· Genovese basil- 1 bunch
· Garlic chives with flowers- 1 bunch
*Crop descriptions in parentheses are from the Fedco Seed catalog/website.