About Purslane grows wild in Iowa and is both delicious and nutritious! It's a succulent with a crisp texture and lemony flavor. The leaves and stems are both edible. Try substituting for spinach or watercress. Storage Purslane keeps in an unsealed bag in the fridge for one to two weeks. We've heard it makes good … Continue reading Purslane
About Cucumbers are a cucurbit, related to summer and winter squash, and melons. They are light, fresh, and crispy, best eaten raw. Storage Fresh cucumbers will keep for a couple of weeks in an unsealed bag in the fridge, or a few days on the counter. The best way to keep them longer is to … Continue reading Cucumbers
A hearty and delicious one-dish meal
This version of Pad Thai is from a CSA newsletter from Mustard Seed Community Farm in central Iowa. It might not be super authentic but is tastes great and makes a lot!
An easy weeknight dinner with minimal cooking.
This is where we have information about the vegetables we grow, and recipe ideas for them. Come visit us at the farm!
About Garlic is an allium, related to onions and leeks. It's very strong raw, but more mild cooked, and has loads of health benefits! Storage Store garlic at cool room temperature, out of direct sunlight, and with good air flow, for up to 6 months. If you want easy access to it for cooking, blend … Continue reading Garlic
About Also called Swiss chard or rainbow chard, this dark leafy green is related to spinach and beets. It's very slightly bitter, but tender and toothsome. There is no difference between the different colors. Storage Store chard in an unsealed bag in the fridge for a week or two. To freeze, blanch first: bring a … Continue reading Chard
An easy weeknight slow-cooker recipe, shared with us by CSA member Suzie.
About Arugula is a spicy green related to kale, cabbage, broccoli, etc. (It's a brassica.) It's peppery and light, more tender than kale. Some varieties have very pointy leaves, others more rounded. Holes are normal - just give them a good wash like any other veggie in case any bugs are hanging on! Storage Store … Continue reading Arugula