Brian Wirak and Kaly Hess, our fearless leaders, have been running Harlequin Produce for 5 seasons. This season marks their third in the beautiful Jocko Valley. Brian and Kaly have been partners since working together on the Townes Harvest Farm in Bozeman. Brian is chief mechanic and tinkerer. This week he will be unveiling a tractor-mounted flame weeder of his own design. Kaly is the organized mind that holds the whole ship together. She oversees the master plan and keeps all of our crops on schedule (a mean feat).
Caitlin joins us from Naselle, WA by way of Boston and South America. She is sharpening her knowledge of food production to supplement her education in Development Economics. She is a hiking machine and a master of wire.
I, Dave, moved to Montana from the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon, by way of Vashon Island in the Puget Sound. As an aspiring farmer, I came to Harlequin for the opportunity to coordinate the CSA program and gain some experience managing an aspect of the farm.
This week's share is a real rainbow. You'll find:
Yes, that thing that looks like the vending machine aliens from Toy Story is kohlrabi. Make sure you peel it, and then treat it like a giant broccoli stem. It will keep well in the fridge and could make a great talking point on a Fourth of July veggie platter.
The Arugula is pretty hot this week and will make a great saute addition. My favorite thing to do with Arugula when it has this much flavor is Pesto! Autumn has a great recipe this week for Beet and Carrot Fritters with Lemony Yogurt. If you are having a hard time keeping up with the greens, use a bunch at once to make slow cooker saag (you can even put the radish greens in!)