Dear CSA members we are some of the luckiest people in this country right now, blessed with the most beautiful weather while many other states freeze. Our Miami skies have been breath taking lately and I'm particularly thankful for being able to spend my days at the farm soaking it all in.
Here's what we are harvesting for the 11th week of the CSA. You'll notice we are including a grain in this week's share. How cool is it that central Florida produces organic rice? We thought it'd be a fun thing to include in order to add variety and help you round out your meals with totally fresh local plants. Let us know what you think!
Carambola aka starfruit
Large heirloom tomatoes
And local brown rice!
Large Shares will also get:
Kohlrabi is not commonly found in most supermarkets here, which is a shame because it is such a cool veg. The main edible part is the bulb; once you peel the tough skin you'll have a snow white ball of crunchy, juicy kohlrabi to eat. It tastes like a cross between broccoli and apple! I like to cut it into strips and snack on it as an appetizer; it'd be great on a cheese platter or as an alternative to baby carrots for dipping into fondue or a cold dip. The leaves can be cut off and used like you would kale. They are best cooked; the chef at Zak the Baker Cafe once made a delicious tomato based stew/ sauce type thing served over rice which included chopped up kohlrabi leaves and it was great.
Heirloom Tomatoes are a bit of a sore subject for us only because we've had a hard time producing them on our farm for the past couple of years. They are a magnificent crop and we will continue to try, but in the meantime, we're getting these beauties for you from a local Homestead farm you may have heard of, Teena's Pride. Enjoy, they are amazing!