What’s In Your Share This Week? (Spring CSA!)
Spring is a great time for fresh air and fresh herbs! This week customers can expect to see cilantro and parsley in their shares. The two herbs can sometimes be hard to tell apart so be sure to take an extra second to look at and sniff the bunches to decipher which is which.
Pro-Tip: To keep fresh herbs tender and fresh, store them in a jar of water in the refrigerator, loosely covered with a plastic bag
Just because those hearty winter veggies are still hanging on doesn’t mean there aren’t light spring-y ways to prepare them.
Check out the recipes featured below and get your eat on!
Use your fresh herbs and prepare a Lemony Herb Dressing to top a salad with your favorite ingredients
Combine shredded carrots, onions, cilantro or parsley, and even chunks of sweet potatoes with these versatile Lettuce Wraps
Or, freestyle a bit and add what you have to create Vietnamese Summer Rolls that the whole family can enjoy making together
So, what’s new this week?
Our Grain Share feature this week comes from Next Step Produce located in Newburg, MD.
Through regenerative practices—including building organic matter in soil, using cover crops and crop rotation methods, and supporting pollinator habitats—Next Step Produce grows food that is very flavorful with high nutritional value to nourish both people and the planet.
About this week’s grain:
This week customers can expect to see organic kidney beans!
These are a smooth, firm-textured, prominent-flavored bean which holds its shape upon cooking. It’s well suited for bean salads, soups, stews, and chili.
The Charlevoix bean variety has been stewarded by the Iroquoians and the Wyandot people, and then by the Quebecois. Now, Next Step Produce is growing the variety on their farm.
For the best results, store in cool, dark, and dry spaces in an airtight container. And, for recipes and ideas on how to prepare these beans follow the QR code and click on the “Grain Shares Recipes” button for cooking instructions and more.
Looking for ways to bring FoodPrints food education lessons home? Head over to our FoodPrints Anywhere page or continue reading below:
Take recycling to the next level!
- Recycle egg cartons and create your own Mancala board game
- Save those old juice jugs or milk cartons and clean them out to construct recycled container bird feeders
- Or, use a mix of seeds, snacks and old bottle caps to put your math skills to the test with seed math
Whatever you choose to do we hope you and your family stay safe and well nourished!