“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.”
- Potatoes – All Shares
- Eggplant – All Shares
- Summer Squash/Zucchini – All Shares
- Peppers (Bells and/or Ajvarski sweet pepper, and hot wax) – All Shares
- Lettuce – All Shares
- Tomatoes – All Shares
- Kale – All Shares
- Parsley – All Shares
- Watermelon – Full Shares
- Beets – Full Shares
- Sweet Onions – Full Shares
- Collard Greens – Full Shares
- Blight has definitely taken hold of our tomatoes after all of that rain we got but there are still some good tomatoes out there yet – I think for sure we will have one more delivery worth but after that is uncertain.
- We do our best to check the tomatoes over before putting them in boxes, however sometimes we miss a tiny blight spot which after a few days will turn into a bigger, more noticeable, spot. Just something to keep an eye out for. If that does happen to you, just cut that piece off and enjoy the rest of the tomato!
- Our parsley is looking beautiful and is our ‘crop of the week’ this week, find some fun recipes down below
- This is the final batch of melons for real this time
- This is the last of the lettuce for a while. The red romaine didn’t do as great as the green, not forming a head and also looking a bit squirly but surely will still make for a nice salad!
- Please handle boxes with care and continue to return them as well as our ice packs, thanks!
Parsley or garden parsley is a species of flowering plant in the Apiaceae family that is native to the central Mediterranean region, but has naturalized elsewhere in Europe, and is widely cultivated as an herb, a spice, and a vegetable. Parsley is a popular culinary and medicinal herb recognized as one of the functional foods for its unique antioxidants, and disease preventing properties. It is widely and most commonly used as a garnish, simply sprinkled on top of a dish yet it is good for so much more! Parsley is a great flavoring agent in the preparation of vegetables, chicken, fish, and meat dishes in general but is great in all kind of dishes across the board, hot or cold!
This healthy herb is a good source of minerals such as potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Additionally, is also rich in antioxidant vitamins like vitamin A, B-carotene, vitamin-C, vitamin-E, zeaxanthin, lutein, and cryptoxanthin and is an excellent source of vitamin K and folates. It is, perhaps, the richest herbal source of vitamin K! Might I mention its medicinal properties as well; the leaves, stalks, and roots have antiseptic and carminative properties and is known to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics.
Parsley is best stored in the fridge inside a container with a slightly damp paper towel or dried in an airtight glass container, however dried parsley is nowhere near as potent or flavorful as the fresh stuff. I hope you are able to find some creative/new ways to use up this leafy green herb!
Some recipes to try: