Hello again from Eight Gate Farm. Happy Independence Day (July 4) for US residents, and belated Happy Canada Day to our friends in the Great White North!
For "first harvests" this week, we have the first smallish head of Blue Wind broccoli. I'm happy to get any broccoli this year, as the seedlings suffered heat stress while we were on vacation in late March. Even in winter, the sun room can get too hot!
Then we had the first Purple Top White Globe turnip. As I said last week, I'm disappointed in this variety--they are slow, with poor germination, and much smaller greens. But they are colorful.
For continuing harvests, we had more "White Egg" turnips, with their luxuriant greens.
The Kitchen Goddess took all the turnip greens and braised them with garlic, red onion, red pepper flakes, and a little rendered salt pork for flavor and extra nutrition! This smelled and tasted heavenly.
Next up is the rest of the garlic scapes. Some of these went into a pesto which she served over boiled new potatoes (not our own, alas).
Next is more Super Sugar Snap peas.
Then more salad greens. I finally figured out that the delightfully spicy and aromatic component of this mix is arugula.
Finally, a representative picking of strawberries. They are slowing down, with the fruit getting smaller. It won't be long before the June bed is done for the year. We also have everbearing, which should give us another crop or two later, although I don't know when.
That's all for this week. Thanks for reading, and especially your comments, which I love to read. Please see all the posts on Harvest Monday, hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres.