Lisbon Lemons: These beautiful fruits are from our friend Nacho at Twin Girls Farm near Fresno and are QAI (Quality Assurance International) certified organic. We’ve been friends with this family farm for a long time and see them every week at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market and yes, they do have twin teenage girls. They sell some of their goods to Purity, so that will explain if it has a market sticker on it. These juicy dreams add a great touch to many of dish and salad. Store in fridge. Navel Oranges: These juicy treats are also from Twin Girls Farm near Fresno and are QAI (Quality Assurance International) certified organic. Stores well in fridge. Peel and enjoy!
Lettuce: Enjoy this new crop of fresh greens for salads & sandwiches. From our transitional fields and are not (yet) certified organic. Please contact us with questions about transitional produce & organic certification; we’re happy to explain how we keep the items separate. We finally entered our third year of transition to organic on our leased piece of land — we’ll be able to have the parcel certified sometime soon! Store in plastic bag in fridge. Remove yellow leaves & wash well before use.
Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley: The beautifully clean, crisp flavor adds depth to many a dish! Store in a plastic bag in the fridge and use rather quickly.
Broccoli: This is best used within 3-4 days. If you notice some unwanted visitors hiding in your florets, rinse broccoli in a bowl of salted water to remove. The field and packing crew have been carefully inspecting them. Store dry in plastic bag in fridge and wash before using.
Spring Onions: Enjoy these scallions raw in salads and add to omelets, soups, curries, and stir-fry for a milder onion flavor. From our transitional fields (see lettuce above) and has hollow, round leaves. Wash well and remove bottom quarter-inch before consuming.
Collards: These luscious green leaves are a great source of beta carotene, vitamin C and calcium. These hearty greens must be cooked a little longer than other greens, but are well worth the wait. Store in fridge and wash before eating. Green Garlic: This young garlic has a milder and less bitter bite than garlic cloves and sweetens when cooked and can also be eaten raw. This may look similar to the young onions, but has flat leaves with v-shaped cross sections. From our transitional fields (see lettuce above) and is not (yet) certified organic. Store in fridge and use within 3-5 days. Enjoy!
Carrots: Enjoy these sweet and crunchy treats. From our transitional fields (see lettuce above) and is not (yet) certified organic. Remove greens from roots before putting in fridge. Try juicing a small amount of the greens with your carrots for a little extra green flavor and more vitamins. Store in plastic bag and wash well before eating.
Pink Lady Apples: These apples are from Smit Orchards in Linden, CA and are certified organic. Keep in the fridge or on the counter (depending on how you like to eat them) and wash before consuming.
Butternut Squash: Sweet and easy to prepare, this winter squash is extremely versatile and easy to peel. Store in a cool (not cold), dark, dry place. Perfect when baked. Makes great soup and bread & goes well in sautées!