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Even our veggies like photo shoots with the cultivating tractor. 

Summer Solstice is here! So we made sure you had the longest day of the year to contemplate what the heck you can do with Kohlrabi.  Don't worry, there are some recommendations below and if kohlrabi isn't your thing there's plenty more to go along with it: 

  • Pickled Cucumbers
  • Hakurai Salad Turnips
  • Baby Carrots
  • Cilantro
  • Braising Mix
  • Garlic Scapes (the flowering part of garlic plants, use it the same way as regular 'ole garlic)
  • Kohlrabi 
  • Green Curly Kale (not pictured)

Kohlrabi, from what I've heard, has its roots in Central European cuisine. I'd liken it to a cabbage turnip hybrid with a bit more of a bite. You can eat it raw or cook it, rest assured it is edible. Here's a recipe that I found a few years back that is especially refreshing during the dog days of summer: 

Tangy Kohlrabi Slaw

Makes 4-6 servings

Salad:

  • 3 cups kohlrabi grated or cut into match sticks ( I like to mix in some cabbage, carrots, or apples with it, 3 cups of kohlrabi is a lot) 
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion (or any other allium)
  • Zest of 1 orange and 1 lime

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1`tbsp rice wine or apple cider vinegar

Mix it all together and there you have it. If you want to get really fancy you can garnish it with some more zest and honey. It keeps, refrigerated for 3-5 days. 

Things are picking up fast at the farm. The chicks are getting bigger by the hour. We wish they would stay small fluffy chicken nuggets for ever. Look for an email soon with broiler pre-sale information. 

Chickens, being chickens. 

Farmers' Market is in full swing. We'll be at Bogert this Tuesday from 3:30-8:00 and the Fairgrounds Saturday from 9-12. We'll still have some plant starts but they are starting to dwindle. Get them while you can!

We've got basil for days. Make some pesto with the garlic scapes in your share this week!

Things are looking good so far, but we are ever vigilant for persistent pests like grasshoppers. They make it hard on us by blending in so well. This one caught me off guard in the sage today. Can you find him?

Construction is still happening on Stucky, no surprise there. I guess it is summer in Bozeman after all. We look forward to the day when we're all no longer inconvenienced. In the mean time, stick to the detours outlined in Week 1. Pick up times are still the same: 

On Farm:

Tuesdays: 3:00-6:00 and Wednesdays 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Market Pick-up:

Tuesdays: 3:30-8:00 at Bogert Park

The peas are coming along nicely thanks to our new basket weeder. 

Things to look forward to in the next couple of weeks:

Cucumbers, Snap Peas, Baby Beets, Head Lettuce, and Cherry Tomatoes!

Have lovely solstice week everyone! Enjoy the sunshine and fresh food :)