If there is one constant in the weekly baskets we share with customers, it is our intent to surprise and delight. This week, we let our Stone Hollow Farmstead-grown Caraflex cabbage do the heavy-lifting in our efforts to impress. While this conical-shaped cabbage looks like it might belong in a 1970’s Saturday Night Live skit, it is far too delicious to simply label ‘funny-looking’.
This variety is more delicate and less in-your-face than the traditional cabbage you may find at the grocery store. In fact, Caraflex cabbage has had something of a following in recent years; chefs are asking farmers to grow this variety for its versatility. Home cooks like Caraflex for the same reasons but also appreciate the smaller size — something they can use all of in a week, without waste.
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Also from our Harpersville farm, we bring you tender carrots and cucumbers, farmer’s cheese and bunching onions. Also known as Welsh onions, the leaves of this variety of allium have a mild onion flavor and are edible raw or cooked. Larger varieties are similar to leeks, and smaller ones resemble chives. We think they are perfect when minced and added to a dish just before serving or folded into a creamy buttermilk dressing.
From Hamm Farm, we have more onions — yellow onions — which are great for melting down low and slow, ideal in a French Onion soup. BDA Farms sends us cherry tomatoes (we’ve been known to consume an allotment, just on the car ride home…) and bok choy. We love this stir-fry recipe from our friends at Food52 for its adaptable weeknight charm.
Don’t forget to keep checking out our private Facebook group page where your fellow CSA members are sharing photos and recipes they have been creating at home. It is also the place where we post substitutions or real-time updates, should we have those.
We look forward to seeing everyone at pick-up this week!
What is in the box?
Yellow Onions | Hamm Farm
Savoy Cabbage | Hamm Farm
Cherry Tomatoes | BDA Farm
Bok Choy | BDA Farm
Bread Loaf | Corey Hinkel
From Stone Hollow Farmstead
Cow’s Milk | Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama
Cheese / Yogurt Share
Honey Whipped Feta | Stone Hollow Farmstead
Port Salut | France
Foraged bouquets of Agrostemma, Peppermint, Kalalilies, Gladiolus, Poppies, Sunflowers, Dahlias, Dill Blossom, Wild Bee Balm, & Scabiosa
*Although many of the flowers and filler are edible, please refrain from eating these as they have been resting in water filled with a solution to help preserve the life of your cut flowers for maximum enjoyment.
Recipes From Friends
Southern Buttermilk Salad Dressing