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Weeds in the Harvest


Featured Edible Weed in this Week's Box

Portulaca oleracea

aka Verdolaga, Purslane, Pursley, Portulaca, or Pigweed.

This succulent weed has a lemony zip, you may have seen them growing in... your yard? Well this plant has Omega-3 Fatty acids, vitamins A, C, and B Complex! My favorite way to eat it is raw, pick off all the leaves, throw it in the freezer to chill while I chop other veggies for a salad, and sprinkle them on top! That way you get the most nutrients. Its also great fresh in a salad or steamed or boiled with pasta and veggies. It does get a bit slimy if overcooked, and before you run out your door to backyard forage, make sure its not been watered by your dogs or the neighbor's dogs ; ) Learn more by clicking on the link below. https://www.nutrition-and-you.com/purslane.html

For a fun song about more edible weeds, feast your ears on this Formidable Vegetable song: Eatin' Weeds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl9gOQ1HVQI

In the boxes this week!

Single Shares

Purslane

Summer Squash Lettuce Russian Kale Cucumbers (Armenian or Marketmore) Lemon Dried Herbs (rosemary, chives, oregano, sage) Peal Drop Onions (perfect for bbq kabobs!) Beets Chard French Green Beens Radishes

Regular Shares: All above plus Beets Dragon Tongue Beans (fancy green beans)


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