Tuesday, June 7, 2011

CSA Harvest! And, how I wash lettuce

The harvest station!  I soak salad greens in a large cooler before spinning them dry in an old honey centerfuge.  Note how the centerfuge is mounted on an repurposed pressure-washing cart, which gives it an eerie resemblance to R2D2.  I give thanks to Casey McKenzie, Ruthie Dougherty, and Vern Coffelt for making this contraption a reality.  I must note that rinsing greens like this, since not done in a commercial kitchen, does not make them technically ready-to-eat.

 Looking down into the basket of the centerfuge.

Today's harvest: 
1/2 lb salad greens
1/2 lb large-leaf spinach - tear up for salad or cook whole
1 bunch kale or swiss chard
1 bunch amethyst radish
1 bunch chives
1 green garlic



  1. Brilliant!

    I'm sure that this in some way ties together salads, R2D2, and quantum physics ... not really sure how though

  2. heh ... the Grand Unified Theory ... of salads

  3. Your radishes are beautiful!