At the JenEhr Market Stand This Week
Roasted Red Pepeprs
Leg/Thighs Backs and Bones for Stock
Chicken Necks - perfect for pets eating raw
6837 Elder Lane
Sun Prairie, WI 53590 wisconsingrown.com
Saturday, June 7th
This past week, the miracle of life and growth took place in the hoophouses. While it was rainy and crappy outside - inside the hoophouses things were growing at an amazing rate. The first flush of summer squash went from big blossoms to sweet nutty green and yellow fruit. The cucumber plants jumped six inches this week and the first planting of tomatoes have small fist sized green tomatoes on the lower leaves with blossoms aplenty throughout the plants.
AND - the kales and chard continue to spring forth vegetative growth, the lettuce heads are big and succulent, with more radishes popping forth. Yep, it's a hoophouse miracle - which means a great weekend to hit the market and stock up.
Madison Capitol Square
Corner Pickney and East Washington (look left)
7AM - Noon
The perfect sized green zucchini and golden summer squash are on the market table this Saturday. It is one of the advantages of having hoophouses - where the warm weather is consolidated, rain is controlled and plants can grow to their heat loving potential.
Last night supper included a quick sautee of green zucchini and golden zephyr summer squash with a sprinkling of roasted red peppers. All the ingredients for this tasty summer side dish are available at the JenEhr stand on Saturday.
Saturday - Westside Community Market - Madison
Corner University Ave. and Segoe Rd.DoT Parking LotMadisonSaturday7AM to 1PM
The weather is perfect for big green salads. A mix of lettuce colors and textures, where slightly different shades of flavor come together for a mouth watering belly filling meal that's actually good for you.
Now add a handful of crispy tangy arugula and you have the perfect meal. Oh, wait, there's still the sliced radishes and another handful of raw kale - now we've got the perfect salad.
UNLESS - it's a pasta salad you're craving, with thinly sliced green and gold zucchini, pieces of steamed asparagus and chiffonaded ribbons of kale or chard. A light dash of good vinegar or your favorite mayo/dressing - another perfect salad for the picnic table or worktime lunch.
Saturday - West Allis (Milwaukee)
National Ave & 65th St.West AllisSaturday1PM to 4PM Starting Mid May
Feeling a little like ET going home. We're finally back in Milwaukee at the West Allis Farmers Market!!! And boy do we have a show for you.
The greens filling the market stand will awe and amaze - then you'll be shocked when you get home and start slicing and dicing. Summer squash, lettuce heads of varied color, texture and even subtle flavor differences. Asparagus and rhubarb along with arugula, chard and kale. And on the very end of the market stand, stacked in cascades are the JenEhr famous red radishes - with greens that are perfect for cooking or salads.
Oh how we've missed you and have prepared a table to delight - this Saturday - we'll be ready to offer it up at 1PM.
Sauteed Kale w/Kohlrabi
1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 pounds kale (2 bunches), stems and center ribs discarded 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/3 cup salted roasted pistachios, chopped
Very thinly slice kohlrabi with slicer. Whisk together lime zest and juice, 2 tablespoons oil, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss kohlrabi with dressing.
Finely chop kale. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Sauté garlic until pale golden, about 30 seconds. Add kale by the handful, turning and stirring with tongs and adding more kale as volume in skillet reduces. When all of kale is wilted, sauté with 1/2 teaspoon salt until just tender, about 3 minutes.
Transfer to a bowl and cool to room temperature. Toss kale with kohlrabi and pistachios.