Week One of Spring Shares (March 24th, 2016)

It’s time!  Spring shares are about to begin. Here are some of the things you’ll find in our first week share.  Chard, arugula, leeks, mixed salad greens, celery, dill, green onions, bok choy, small radishes and green shallots. 

If you are not sure how to use any of the produce, we will list recipes weekly or you can search Desert Sage for more delicious ways to prepare our fresh produce. 


Arugula Pesto

Young arugula is so good and good for us. This week we will be featuring a nice hefty bag of it in our shares. 

1/2 pound fresh arugula

1 1/2 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 clove garlic

1 cup toasted pine nuts

1 cup peptias 

1 cup olive oil

Blend all ingredients in a food processor, stopping to scrape down sides and processing again. 

Use immediately for fresh use or freeze in greased ice cube trays for later.

Arugula pesto is great tossed with warm pasta, spread for pizza, or added to sour cream for a dip.