Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

Eyes on the peas

Peas

We are thrilled (and relieved) that our new sugar snap pea strategy for this season is working beautifully!

It hasn’t even been a month since our last pea update, but so much has changed in the five beds of sugar snaps.  The cooler weather and recent rain  have been a blessing. The vines are up to six feet tall and have flowered and are now fruiting generously. Peas are on tap by the pound for delivery next week!

In the meantime, we still have pea shoots for you to try out. They have the essential flavor of the fruiting pea, but packed into the tender tendrils of young pea vines. They’re nice for a quick sautee. Read more about pea shoots and what you can do with them here.

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This story was originally published as part of our CSA newsletter, the Eater’s Digest. Interested in joining our CSA? Learn more about becoming a member.

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