With the cold grip of winter holding tight for the near future we want to give you something warm to think about. As you know we have started planting our spring vegetable crop. We've already planted some onions, leeks and kohlrabi as well as something new this year pea shoots. We are just doing a trial run on these to see how they turn out, hopefully they do, but that is for you to decide.
As we have previously discussed we are planning to do sow a row dates where you can come out and get connected with us your favorite farmer's. It is looking like we will start these around the middle of March and continue them until at least the middle of June. That way we can give you the most opportunity possible to come out and be a part of the farm and ask some questions.
Also we are going to start our veggie of the month starting this month. This month we are going to focus on kohlrabi, as most of you know it was new to us last year. It was a hit, so this year we did a little research and looked into the health benefits of kohlrabi and there are plenty. The nutritional value alone is impressive along with the added natural immune support makes this simple veggie a great addition to any menu.
The nutritional facts are a follows: 36 calories, 8 grams of carbs, 2 grams of protein, 93% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C, 12% daily value of Vitamin B6, 10% daily value of Potassium.
So what does this all mean? Vitamin C is a strong anti-oxidant and plays a role in wound healing, iron absorption and immune health. Vitamin B6 supports immune health, protein metabolism and red blood cell production. Fiber is know to help with gut health and help regulate blood sugars. Kohlrabi is also high in carotenes which aid in eye health.
Could we classify kohlrabi as a super food, possibly with all the health benefits, but that is up for you to decide. But who wants just plain kohlrabi, yes it is great all by itself but it would be a hard sell for kids to eat it on its own, so we've got a recipe for you.
Crisp apple and Kohlrabi salad
-2 kohlrabi or about a pound, cut into matchsticks 1/4" wide
-1 Honey Crisp apple, cored and cut into matchsticks
-1/3 cup of Gouda cheese (optional)
-3 Tbsp of toasted sunflower seeds
-Lemon Zest to taste
-1-2 Tbsp of olive oil and lemon juice both
- Combine kohlrabi and apple. Add sunflower seeds and shave lemon zest liberally
- Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add 1Tbsp of olive oil and Lemon juice if it seems dry. Finish with a sprinkle of salt and pepper serve immediately.
So there you have it folks, the recipe should take around 25-30 minutes. A refreshing salad that the kids will enjoy.
Thanks for reading
KRD Farms team.