It’s time for Sugar Snap Peas. Peas like the cooler weather and are prolific right now. We should have them for a couple weeks. Our plump, bright green peas are picked in the morning while cool then refrigerated to assure crispness and sweetness since heat hastens the conversion of their sugar content into starch. You can store them unwashed in the refrigerator in a perforated bag or unsealed container that will allow some air to circulate around them. They will keep for several days. Or blanch them in boiling water for one to two minutes, pat dry and freeze them for later use.
- Sugar Snap Peas: $3.75 for 12 ounce package.
- Garlic Scapes: $3.00 for six ounce bundle. These are the immature flowering buds of hardneck garlic. See previous post for suggestions on how to use.
- Mizuna Mustard: $2.00 a head. Popular in salad mixes.
- Baby White Turnips with edible top greens: $1.75/bunch.
- Radishes: $1.25/bunch.
- Kale ‘Siberian’: $2.50/bunch.
- Cilantro: 2 bunches for $1.00.
- Fresh Herbs: $1.50/bunch includes French Tarragon, Chives, Feather Dill, Greek Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Italian Parsley.
- Red Oak Leaf Lettuce: $2.50 a head.
- Flowers: $6.00 for fresh cut bouquets of in-season varieties, includes jar vase.
- Chicken Eggs: $3.75/dozen. Fed non-gmo grains (no corn and no soy) custom mixed from Treasured Sunrise Acres, omega 3 fortified, plus foraged bugs and plants. This makes for happy chickens whose eggs you can taste the difference.
Until next time, peace.