We signed up for a weekly half-share from a company called Relay Foods for the Spring and Summer, and I picked up the first week’s groceries yesterday. There is a pick up station conveniently located a 15-minute walk away. This week our half share consists of a big bunch of curly green kale, two bunches each of bibb and green lettuce, some fresh green pea shoots, three sweet potatoes, beautiful green onions, a small carton of radishes, and an assortment of oyster and shiitake mushrooms. The produce comes from a variety of local farms and will change week to week as new veggies come into season. I had to do a little research to see the best way to store and use the radishes and green pea shoots, but both were very easy to work with!
Not wanting anything to go to waste, I cooked up a bunch of the veggies last night. I did a quick stir fry of some thinly sliced radish, green onion, and pea shoots, separately stir fried some mushroom (chopped small so the husband wouldn’t notice!!), and mixed it all together with some nice wild black rice. For taste I added some toasted sesame oil, tahini, and a dash of soy sauce. We had a side salad to go along with it, since we have lettuce for days!!!
I’m already looking forward to what the future weeks will bring, and I can’t wait to eat up these sweet potatoes.