Navel Oranges: These juicy treats 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. Stores well in fridge. Peel and enjoy! Cilantro: The fragrant herbs pairs incredibly well with piquant foods and can enhance the flavors of many dishes. Wrap in a damp paper towel or store upright in an inch of water, then refrigerate. Do not wash prior to refrigeration, but make sure to wash before use.
Spinach: This tasty and nutritious green may be a little dirty (visit www.eatwell.com/produce/spinach) To clean, first rinse quickly, then fill up a bowl with cold water. Put in water, swish, and let soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Lift leaves out of water, rinse and blot/spin dry. Store in plastic bag in fridge!
Mixed Baby Lettuce: Enjoy these fresh greens for salads & sandwiches! It is a mix of tender curly, red leaf and romaine lettuces. Store in plastic bag in fridge and wash well before consuming.
Broccoli or Cauliflower: We were amazed to see these beautiful bouquets in the field! Rich in fiber and vitamin C, this brassica adds a flavor to soups, salads, and stir-fries. Store in plastic bag in fridge and wash before using.
Mustard Greens: The beautiful ruffled leaves of the mustard plant have a slightly pungent and peppery flavor and are highly nutritious. They can be added raw to salad or sautéed or braised to tame the bitterness. Store in crisper in fridge and wash before eating.
Fennel: Enjoy this taste-of-fall veggie! With a texture like celery and a delicate taste of anise, they can be eaten raw, sauteed, grilled, braised or roasted. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge.
Turnips: This ancient veggie is one of the earliest to be cultivated and was a staple before the potato. It is rich in fiber, calcium, and vitamins A and C. These beauties can be eaten raw or steamed and have a deliciously buttery crunch. Remove the greens and store in separate plastic bags in fridge. Be sure to wash them before eating. The turnip greens are amazing sautéed!
Watermelon Daikon Radishes: This large round root veggie with a beautiful burst of magenta color in the center is related to the turnip and horseradish. It has a crispy texture and a mildly sweet and peppery flavor. This interesting radish can be cooked like a turnip, sautéed, braised, added to a stir-fry or stew. It can also be eaten raw as a lovely accompaniment to salad or sandwich. Store in plastic in fridge and wash before eating.
Leeks: These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sauteed. Use in soups, stir-fry, or in place of onions in other dishes for a delicious and more subtle flavor. The green tops are great for making stock! Store in fridge and wash very well before using.
Green Cabbage: Cabbage is wonderful because it cooks quickly, is versatile, and tastes so good. Cabbage makes a wonderful coleslaw or a nice addition to a salad. Store in fridge and wash well before use.
Pink Lady Apples: These apples are from our friends at Smit Orchards in Linden and are certified organic. Keep in the fridge or on the counter (depending on what you like) and wash before consuming.