Week one: greens, glorious greens
As is well-known, early season at most Farmer’s markets means greens. And more greens. Black Cat Farms assembles the CSA shares beforehand, but each week there is a little lagniappe, an empty bag to fill with anything that is available.
The first CSA share:
- A large bag of beautiful “mesclun,” a diverse mix of various salad greens. Including beautiful edible flowers.
- A similar quantity of mixed braising greens.
- Non-greens! Killer white turnips.
- My lagniappe: arugula.
The four beautiful turnips were clearly doled out to a greens-weary audience, but the greens are quite abundant; it will be a bit of a challenge for 2-3 people to eat it all in a week.
I was happy to pick up the first dozen eggs of the season from Wisdom’s Natural Poultry, and that suggested Oeufs de Meurette for dinner. Perfect with roast turnips. And a big mixed-green salad, of course!