So, we've decided to offer you all some inglorious vegetables this week. We have the last flush of cucumbers that taste delicious but are a little less than gorgeous. In addition, the red potatoes have not fared well and have some blemishes. They are both still edible and totally delicious. They will both be making an appearance this week on the extras table in the share room. They are both offered as supplements to the regular share.
This week's share:
- ground cherry
Ground cherries are lovely little husk cherries that are related to tomatillos and tomatoes. My nephew thinks of them as candy. They taste sweet, make a great snack raw and also produce a delicious sauce for duck or chicken when cooked or roasted. Enjoy!
This week's beans are a farm favorite: Dragon's Lingerie Heirloom snap beans. We all love them raw and cooked. If I ever have a band, it will surely be named Dragon's Lingerie. These beans can be used interchangeably with green beans.
This Friday, we have our capital A art debut with an installation for First Friday in the SPACE Gallery window. We will be transforming the window into a floral explosion, showcasing the way local flowers can draw a community together around ephemeral beauty. It's our way of saying thanks to our community with an offering of flowers. Come see us in action, grab a few stems for your hair, your desk, your lapel, and your lover when you are passing by and let's fill Portland with little moments of Broadturn Farm goodness.