The farm crew is going great beans. If you've ever picked beans you know it takes considerable effort and time to amass a sizeable quantity of them. Now imagine picking about 240 pounds of beans. That is exactly what the farm crew did. Whew! and Wow!
Henry Ford and Harry Ferguson visit the farm
Please wait to pick things in the herb beds and Pick Your Own field until you see it listed on the Pick Your Own/Herb boards, so things reach the correct height, stage or maturity.
If we've overlooked something, please let us know!! :-)
Mmm, what could be better than carmelized Walla Walla sweet onions? Take a heavy frying pan, put in a big pat of butter (the pendulum now has swung in butter's favor) and a whole mess of sliced onions and fry medium low stirring every five minutes or so until golden brown. Wow. Then, put on top of fried egg and cover with your favorite cheese and broil. Perfection!
For cooking fresh beans--bring to a boil in a bit of water, then turn to low and cook until just tender.
Cucumbers!: while most people don't usually drool over cucumbers, maybe they should over these. We don't like to boast, but these cucumbers are fabulous. Check out the Poona Kheera cucumber from India--they are golden brown when ripe, very crisp and juicy and never bitter. A real winner. See cool cucumber recipe below
Summer Squash: add raw to salads, steam lightly, or stir-fry. Don't overcook unless you like soft consistency.
Scallions: These mild-mannered onion family folks give an easy onion flavor to salads, sandwiches, stir fries and more. Or you could do the old classic buttered bread and sliced scallion treat: my grandparents talked a lot about enjoying them in spring. "A good spring tonic" says my 101 year old grandma.
Kale: same situation as the broccoli, it is not faring well with the heat.
Garlic scapes: we hope you enjoyed the delightful flavor of these. In a couple of weeks the garlic bulbs will be ready!
Lettuce heads: these have run their course and are stretching skyward--a precursor to bolting--flowering to make seed.
Lettuce mix--the leaves have given it their all and are now finished.
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
2 cups cubed, unpeeled cucumbers
1 clove garlic, diced
4 sprigs fresh mint, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp golden raisins
Freshly ground black pepper
See you soon,