CSA good food basket for July 31

What’s in your basket?

Kohlrabi is new this week

Kohlrabi is a round heavy tentacled cabbage-turnip-radish – that looks like it should grow underground like a root, but actually grows in the sun on top of the soil. It has a crunchy texture like a water chestnut and a fresh mellow green flavour. You can cook the leaves like cabbage – and eat the peeled green bulb raw in coleslaw or make easy fridge pickles out of them – like the Restaurant Widow does.

Kohlrabi might be a little oddball and freaky-looking – but it’s ok to be different, little guy, they’ll totally love you once they get to know you, I promise.

Meet all your vegetables on Thursday, July 31 between 5 and 7 pm at RGE RD – 123 St & 106 Ave – or this Sunday, Aug 3 at the farm from noon to 6 pm. BTW – that’s smack-dab in the middle of the Fairy Berry Festival. Lucky you get in free with your annual farm pass!

Here’s what else you’re getting this week:

  • Bulls blood red beet tops
  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Large Carmen cucumbers
  • Dishon cucumbers
  • Mixed culinary herbs – rosemary, basil, sage, Italian oregano, savories
  • Kohlrabi
  • Green romaine lettuce
  • Odds n’ ends grab bag – peas, broccoli, rattail radish
  • Baby red bunching onions
  • Shelling and edible pod peas
  • Accord early white potatoes
  • Red Norland potatoes
  • Saskatoon sampler
  • Swiss chard rhubarb
  • Heritage mixed tomatoes
  • Zucchini – Cousa, green, gold and striped

Kohlrabi image from the Harvest to table blog – a great gardening resource.