Just a few quick things:

Scroll down for the full list of what we’ll have this week!

While I was very happy to see the bok choy appear last week (and, uh, even happier to eat it!), this week I’m marveling at what a wonderfully reliable, abundant, and gorgeous supply we’ve had of Village Acres spinach for the last several weeks. I think, after a passionate fling with Roman-style Spinach (or Catalan, depending on who you ask!), a few pastas with spinach thrown in, and of course a smattering of salads, I was maybe feeling like I’d exhausted spinach. We kind of took last week off from it, focusing on baby chard, baby kale, and even some arugula. And don’t get me wrong — those things, too, are big treats this time of year, and I’m happy to have them — but then Monday night Dusty did another version of Roman-style spinach, this one with almonds and raisins, and then today for lunch we had spectacular (and so simple) spinach salads with warm bacon dressing, and….I bicker with Popeye only in his preference for canned spinach, which clearly doesn’t hold a candle to the tender and almost sweet leaves coming our way this time of year. In other words, I’m in love.

I am also pretty in love with this application of spinach — the whole thing comes together so quickly, and with just a relatively small amount of bacon, you get all the good flavor and a nice backbone, but nothing approaching heavy. The eggs lend some substance and will keep you satisfied, but it really is the spinach that shines here. It stands up well to the heartiness of the other ingredients, but is so tender and delicious you almost wonder if you need all those other things. I mean almost. I’m never saying no to bacon and eggs, in any form. 🙂

Julia


Produce

Braising Greens

  • Flowering Bok Choy
  • Baby Chard

Fruit

  • Fuji Apples (IPM)
  • Gala Apples (IPM)

Herbs

  • Chervil
  • Cilantro

Mushrooms

  • Cremini
  • White
  • Oyster
  • Shiitake

Onions & Garlic

  • Garlic
  • Red Onions
  • Yellow Onions
  • Shallots

Other

  • Green Cabbage

Potatoes

  • Fingerling Potatoes
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes

Roots

  • Red Beets
  • Gold Beets
  • Chioggia Beets
  • Carrots
  • Rainbow Carrots
  • Celeriac
  • Parsnips
  • Watermelon Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Purple Top Turnips

Salad Greens

  • Lettuce Mix
  • Baby Spinach
  • Belgian Endive
  • Baby Arugula
  • Mixed Baby Kale
  • Castelfranco Radicchio

Bread

McGrath’s Brick Oven Bakehouse (fresh Friday & Saturday)

  • McGrath’s Original
  • Sesame Original
  • Irish Oatmeal Pan Bread
  • Prairie
  • Sesame & Cheddar
  • Cinnamon Raisin
  • Baguettes (fresh Saturday only; available frozen every day)
Talking Breads (fresh Thursday)

  • Batard
  • Ciabatta
  • Miche
  • Seeded