Springtime mandarin season makes me think of the Full Moon Fairy. I first heard about her when my daughter came home from kindergarten and announced that a fairy would be visiting us—every full moon. Ah, another late-night visitor to add to the guest list. I was already pressed to remember to leave the gate unlatched for Mr. Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, assorted leprechauns, and now the Full Moon Fairy.
In spring, the garlic plant's head looks like a fountain pen tip leading the long stem in twirls and loops like it's scribbling or chasing a bee. Farmers trim the stems called scapes for a blissfully garlicky treat - another edible part of this important plant.
The Carolina Gold Tomato is a unique. This golden orb can be quite large. Flavorful and fruity, this wonderful tomato is low in a acid, which can be a great benefit to those who have to avoid regular red tomatoes.
Here’s a preview of what regional farms will be harvesting in June, from The FruitGuys produce buyers. To see what’s being delivered this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region.
Remember to always wash your hands and wash your fruit before eating, even if it’s organic.
Recipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys
Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop
1- 1 1/2 bunches green asparagus
1 bunch arugula
Parmesan cheese, cut in 1-inch super thin strips
Extra Kalamata olives