Dear Friends of the Berea College Farm,

You may have noticed that your regular Berea College market employees were local celebrities last week with their appearance in the newspaper. Don’t worry, we’ll still be out there signing autographs every Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm and Saturdays from 9am to noon!

Let’s take a moment and bid the spinach a nice farewell in response to its absence at our market this week. Our spinach field has given us all it can and its been a good run, but we needed more room to enable you to enjoy even more of our deliciously fresh and honorably organic produce from our greenhouse. We’ve already welcomed a few new things to our table and there is more to come according to this week’s produce forecast. Look forward to more kohlrabi, garlic scapes, snow peas, and snap peas! For those of you unsure about what to do with kohlrabi or garlic scapes I’ve included more information about them below.

Did you know that Kohlrabi, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, and Kale are all related? This means that pretty much whatever tastes good on one will taste good on the others! The word Kohlrabi is German for “Cabbage Turnip.” “Kohl” as in “Cole Slaw” and “rabi” as in “Turnip! Here is that recipe I was talking about: http://kitchen-parade-veggieventure.blogspot.com/2007/01/roasted-vegetables-roasted-kohlrabi.html.

Garlic scapes are a delicious additive to stir fries or can even be good by themselves. We all know that Garlic is delicious, and what’s better is that the entire plant is edible! Garlic scapes taste like Garlic (of course!) but with a hint of green. These guys are just like scallions that taste like Garlic! I’ve even heard that they can make an excellent addition to Pesto! Yum! Here is another recipe that sounds delicious: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Pasta-with-Garlic-Scape-Pesto-395769.

Last but not least, for those of you in need of herbs and spices, Oregano, Basil, Dill, and Mint can be ordered from the greenhouse, however, due to low market sales we will no longer see them outside at our markets. In regards to the greenhouse, there will be another U-Pick Strawberry event this Saturday from 9am to noon! Make sure not to miss it because strawberry season is drawing to a close!

Come and see us at this week’s markets, we can’t wait to see you in the bright sunny weather out to pick up your Certified Organic produce and Animal Welfare Approved meats!

Thanks for supporting your local farmers and artisans!

Written By: Brenna Mahoney, Farm Marketing Apprentice     

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Berea College Agriculture Building: 230 North Main St.