1431 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

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This is a list of what we will be putting in the CSA – Community Supported Agriculture – shares this week. You can learn more about the CSA here, and you can sign up and manage your account here

CSAs the week of December 5th, 2022

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SMALL: kohlrabi or cabbage, cauliflower or broccoli, red/yellow onions, red potatoes, brussels sprouts or beets, lettuce, sage, Asian pears, and mutsu apples

LARGE: the above plus kale, kabocha squash, fennel, and thyme

FRUIT ONLY: Asian pears, honeycrisp, pink lady, and golden crisp apples

TRIO: prime rib, pork chops, bacon, ground pork, chicken legs, and boneless chicken breasts

CHICKEN ONLY: whole chicken, legs, boneless breasts, and chicken sausage

Recipe ideas for some share items

A bit more information on: Kohlrabi

a line of 3 green kohlrabi growing in the ground. Each has a round bulb with thick stems coming out of it for the leaves above.

The name says it all: kohl (cabbage) rabi (turnip). This plant was developed by crossing a cabbage with a turnip! The edible part of the plant is an enlarged section of the stem that develops just above the ground. It comes in two colors: a light green and purple bulb. It has a crisp white interior.

Storing kohlrabi

Store kohlrabi globe and leaves separately. The globe will last for 2 weeks refrigerated in a plastic bag. Wrap leaves and stalks in a plastic bag and keep in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.

Substitutes

Substitute kohlrabi in where recipes call for carrots, potatoes, or turnips.

Handling

Rinse under cold running water just before use. Peel the outer skin off. Trim off the remains of the stalks and root. Grate, slice, or chop as desired.

To Use

Cut raw kohlrabi bulb into sticks for a refreshing addition to a raw vegetable tray or grate it for salads. Lightly boil, steam, or bake it, or add it to stews and stir -fries. Steam kohlrabi whole 25-30 minutes or thinly sliced 5-10 minutes. Dress slices simply with oil, lemon juice, and fresh dill. Young kohlrabi leaves can be used in recipes calling for greens.

Freezing Kohlrabi

Cut into cubes or slices and blanch for 3-4 minutes. Place into ice water bath to stop the cooking. Drain and dry. Place in Ziploc freezer bag.

About Highland Orchards

Completely surrounded by suburbia, our small farm has been growing beyond expectations since 1832, just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

Growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, Highland Orchards provides true “farm fresh” for the community all year. If you want to shake the hand of the farmer who grows for you, here is the farm! With plants in the ground or under cover in tunnels, we grow for every season. A family farm, we have three different generations involved in running the farm right now.

Come see us to eat fresh, eat local, and eat well!

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