Week 15 share is being sorted out in the picture above with a bunch of helpers. This week included onions, garlic, carrots, chinese cabbage, a watermelon, tomatoes, peppers, kohlrabi and a fairly large bunch of broccoli. The chinese cabbage and kohlrabi are fairly new vegetables that you might not be used to. I don’t have specific recipes for them, but both are pretty good eaten raw. In fact, the kohlrabi really should be eaten raw and can be peeled and cut into strips to be eaten like carrots. A bit of salt and lemon juice is enough to make them a great snack or side. The chinese cabbage can be used to make a coleslaw-like salad. It is milder tasting than regular cabbage and works well that way. It can also be stir-fried or put into a soup. Last week we made a hot and sour soup with chopped leaves.
In other news, this was a very busy harvest and market week as I went to my Thursday market and the market in Carleton Place yesterday. It was a good thing I did because I have a LOT of tomatoes. I still have a lot, but I think I can handle what’s left between selling at the road and making soup and sauce this week. I’m torn about the markets because it’s a lot of work to do 2 markets and the Thursday market is quite small. I’m not entirely sure if it’s worth my while. On the other hand, I’m the only produce vendor there and it would be a disappointment for the customers I do have there if I missed a week. In the future I think I’m going to focus on 1 larger market where I am one of at least a few other vendors. I think I’ll be going to Carleton Place again next week, mainly due to the number of tomatoes I still have. The only other vendor with tomatoes there said he would be out by next week and was practically begging me to come back.