April 22, 2019 Volume 1,628

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
Ellis Peters
Dear Friends,
What a lovely ‘week-end’ this has been. Saturday was busy with our ‘visit the farm’ day and we had about 20 or so people come to see our Spring bounty, especially the flowers. I’m always so pleased when first time visitors sometimes say ‘I had no idea’ referring to the diversity and crops grown on an acre of land. The remark I will always hold dear however is when a very observant guest said “The world needs more Seabreeze farms!”. Thank you and to the dear friends that gave their morning to come and make sure everything went smoothly.
This week’s items include our sweet crisp specialty turnips. Yes, I know, turnips get a bad rap. But not these. This seed is very expensive and they don’t like hot weather so we only have them a few times a year. First just try slicing into one and trying raw. Wonderful in a salad or with dip like a chip. And the greens are mild and nutritious lightly steamed. We like a little sesame oil and toasted seeds on top.
Your cooking ‘greens’ for the week are either Swiss Chard or spring kale. A classic Italian dish using the red potatoes is to gently boil the potatoes in water until tender, drain and set aside. Cut into cubes. Meanwhile, saute a little garlic (and red pepper flakes if you like) in good olive oil, add the stems of the greens, cook a little while, then add the washed and sliced leaves for a few minutes. Add the potatoes and salt and pepper if desired and heat through. Easy, filling and nutritious. Some Parmesan shredded cheese tops it off. So easy.
Flowers are a wonderful gift for friends, family or associates. We’d be happy to include an extra bouquet or two to your deliveries. They’re available through the Green Store or drop me a line and we’ll include them for you.
If you would like to help support the farm and our work,
please consider signing up for our Hungry Heroes program that donates to appreciative San Diego military families or through Produce for Patriots, the non-profit founded by one of our clients, Rob M.
You’ll receive a personal Thank You note from the family that receives.
It’s a good thing all ’round.
Here’s to good food, friends, families and helping others.
Call or email me if you have any questions or need cooking tips.
May our food this week nourish, comfort and sustain you.
Ingredients for the week of April 22, 2019