Veggie Tips

Garlic: If your garlic is building up on the counter, try roasting a batch of it — that makes it much milder to eat, and gives it a sweeter, earthy flavor.

Peppers: For the 2nd year in a row we constructed a shade cloth over our entire pepper field to protect the fruit from sunburn.  Many of the early peppers had a malady called blossom end rot, but now they are producing abundantly.  We are harvesting some wonderful varieties, many of them heirlooms. Sweet varieties are: Gatherer’s Gold, Jimmy Nardello (in last week’s boxes), Jolene’s Red Marconi Choice and Flamingo.  Spicy varieties include: Shishito, Padron,  and Jalapeño.  We are putting a mix of sweet peppers into your boxes this week.  Stuff them, grill them, roast them, or simply cut them up fine and add them on top of a salad or pasta dish.

shade cloth over peppers


Potatoes:  We put potatoes in your boxes every other week, which unfortunately means that 1/2 of our biweekly members never get them and the other half always get them. Try making potato soup!