Our young head lettuces were popular last week, and we’ll have more of many varieties. We really like offering smaller, younger heads for sale; I’ve had multiple customers observe that they like the option to buy smaller items, whether for reasons of economy or serving size. Given that head lettuces are far easier for us to harvest, clean, and bring to market, we charge less for them than loose-leaf mix. This means you can assemble a really nice lettuce mix yourself just by buying a few of our small heads of different types and shredding them at home.
We’ll have a few new products this week, particularly garlic scapes. These are a fantastic side effect of growing hardneck garlic; about a month before the bulbs fully form, the plants send up a narrow seed stalk. If you harvest it at just the right time, it produces a long, tubular stem with a wonderful fresh garlic flavor that is simply unmatched by any other product. Our first batch of these are ready and will be available; I strongly urge readers to try them.
Peas are really close, and it will be a last-minute decision whether we’ll have them for sale this week. A sunny day Friday may push them fast enough to be ready. Probably a few pints of the earliest ones, with more coming on strong.
We’ll also have one more batch of our nice saute mix from last week, including baby kale, baby tat soi, pea shoots, beet greens, and so on.
Finally, we’ll have the last round of radish harvest until fall. If you’ve enjoyed our young heirloom mixes, this is the last chance to get them.