Someone Else's Farm

June 24, 2010

Week 02

Filed under: pickup — Tags: , , , , , , , , — M @ 17:26 PM

Rhubarb, kale, tatsoi, scapes, squash

Scapes, chard, other greens

Here’s the list from the newsletter, compared to what we actually got in the box:

  • Asparagus: nope. Stands at the farmer’s market still had it, but considering that the day lilies along the sides of many of the roads around here are blooming, spring’s over, summer’s here, and the asparagus season must be nearing its end.
  • Bok choy: one good-sized head.
  • Broccoli: no. Considering that the two heads we got last week were on the pitiful side, I’m not sure this is a bad thing.
  • Rainbow chard: a bunch.
  • Garlic scapes: a bunch.
  • Lacinato kale: I think this is the other bundle of greens we got, the bundle that isn’t chard.
  • Green kale: not this week.
  • Green royal oak leaf lettuce: We got two bunches of teeny-tiny heads of greens with elongated spiny leaves, but to me they look like dandelion greens or possibly arugula, not lettuce. Until I’m told otherwise, I’m going to assume dandelion greens, and tag them as such.
  • Green romaine lettuce: See green royal oak leaf lettuce, above.
  • Tatsoi: Must be the other head of greens, the head that isn’t bok choy.

Not on the list from this week but included in our box: rhubarb (a small bundle) and two medium-sized yellow squashes. No strawberries, although a few vendors at the market still had them as well.

To supplement, from vendors at the market, we got a quart of sour cherries, a quart of sweet cherries (a yellow variety, popularly referred to as either Queen Anne or Rainier depending on where you are), and a quart of blueberries. I was surprised to see the blueberries, first of the year, but then again, if the day lilies are blooming it’s summer, and summer is blueberry season.

We also got dinner at the market: the folks at St. Stephen’s Church (the local Polish Catholic church) were selling kielbasa sandwiches, kapusta (sauerkraut), and galumpki (cabbage leaves with a meat-based stuffing, cooked in a tomato sauce). Kielbasa sandwich, in this context, refers to a link of kielbasa and a slice of rye bread (individually sealed in a plastic ziplock bag) placed on top. If you want kapusta, they’ll give you a scoop in another section of the styrofoam tray. Ditto on the galumpki (which are about the size of my fist, much bigger than I make stuffed cabbage). Casey got his sandwich with kapusta; I prefer mine without but I got a galumpki. (If you speak Polish, could you please let me know whether that’s singular or plural?) We were hungry tonight, and it all vanished in short order.

Casey will figure out something to do with the rhubarb. It’s not one of my favorites.



  1. I know this will sound strange, but had I not tasted it myself, I wouldn’t have believed it. Last weekend at Bar Cento in Cleveland, I had one of their pizzas topped with shredded duck confit, rhubarb, and blobs of goat cheese. The rhubarb was shaved very thin and gave the most wonderful balance of sour to the meaty duck meat and tangy goat cheese. It was amazing. They finished the baked pizza off with snipped chives and a drizzle of olive oil. You could probably sub in pulled pork for the duck and get a similar effect.

    Comment by Tom — June 25, 2010 @ 10:02 AM

  2. […] did some research on the lettuce, which came in the Week 02 haul. If you recall, the list said “royal oak leaf lettuce,” but I said: We got two bunches […]

    Pingback by Radish Sandwich Redux « Someone Else's Farm — July 02, 2010 @ 21:24 PM

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