Summer planting is in full swing! Flowers, beans, tomatoes, eggplants, squash, and more are digging their roots into the ground and promising delicious food in the near future. Our brassicas are bolting in the heat and soon we will be collecting their seeds to save for next winter.
The time in between seasons, when the leafy greens are turning bitter but the peppers are not producing, is the perfect time to devour the nutritious volunteer crops we call weeds! One of our favorites on the Farm is stinging nettle. Nettles have been used for centuries as a medicinal herb to treat arthritis, eczema, asthma, UTIs, insect bites, and much much more! Not to mention they are pretty damn tasty in pizzas, pasta, stir frys, and more or less everything. Make sure to harvest with thick gloves and long sleeves, and cook to remove the stinging hairs before you eat!
To learn more about cooking stinging nettles come to our workshop this Saturday at 3pm to make stinging nettle pasta.
This Friday we will also be having a potluck on the Farm at 5pm in the outdoor kitchen. RSVP for the events on our Facebook page below.
Peas and Carrots,