No head lettuces this week? We've been having a bit of a bunny problem lately. Some voraciously hungry rabbits have been getting into the current succession of lettuce heads. They hop in, eat a few bites out of the heart of each head of lettuce, then move on to the next one. Which renders the whole head unsaleable, and makes me absolutely furious! I hate seeing the produce I grew (or any food) go to waste. Watching a herd of rabbits take just a bite or two out of each plant puts me in the mood for rabbit stew. If you're in the neighborhood, and hear someone yelling at the wildlife to "finish your vegetables!" that was probably me. We'll have more lettuces in a week or two, assuming I can outsmart some rabbits. In the meantime we still have plenty of the mixed baby lettuce for your green salads. U-pick rabbits are free!
Carrots are back for a spring finale for about the next month. The roots are still a bit on the small side, but I like to move them all before summer's heat truly sets in, and they start to develop some off flavors. We also have two additional types of summer squash: 'Lemon' squash and 'Poquito' zucchini. Both are round squashes about the size of a lemon or lime. They taste much like any other summer squash, but their size and shape makes them perfect for stuffing, or just slicing in half and throwing on the grill.
Thanks so much for your business, eat well, and have a great week!