Alooooha everyone! We finally made it a week without rain! Or at least not much of it…but the wind was pretty amazing. Now that we are more than halfway through March we can expect better weather but the rains have definitely taken a toll on our farms. Produce is suffering a bit and quite a lot of what is available is the same from farm to farm. It’s easy to see what crops can take the consistent rains and what doesn’t do so well!
This week we had a tough time finding a diversity of veggies for you but we were able to get beautiful hydroponic organic lettuce from Mari’s Garden, it is a mix of Salanova Green Butter and Red Butter lettuce, plus Shanghai Bok choy from Green Growers, crispy string beans from Pacific Gateway Farmers, and chinese parsley from the amazing ag students at Leilehua High School! Also we were able to get a little bit of rambutan and some longan (Dragon’s Eye). A pretty good bag despite the rain!
Here’s a few suggestions on what you could use this produce for:
How to Cook Bok Choy, and recipe--we may have posted this link before but it is so good and such a good tutorial that I keep coming back to it! Steamy Kitchen–always a winner!
Greek Style Green Beans Lots of good review of this one.
Barely Cooked String Beans and if you’re not interested in cooking your beans until they are soft, try this one!
Butter Lettuce Salad with Gorgonzola and Pear Dressing…well yes, because I will eat anything with Gorgonzola on it 🙂
Green Beans with Parsley Lemon Pesto Although this uses Italian Parsley, Chinese Parsley will be a nice switch–making this asap!!
Bon Apetit local eaters! Also if you are not busy, Leilehua HS is hosting the 60th Annual Kunia Orchid Show starting this Friday! Support local ag students! and maybe win an orchid basket, the 2014th visitor gets one!