Dill: This wispy and fern-like herb has a soft and sweet taste that will lend a delicate flavor to many dishes. Always add towards the end of cooking as heat will destroy the delicate flavor. Store in fridge in plastic and wash only before using. 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 Farmers 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. The oranges keep well in the fridge. Peel and enjoy!
Murcott Mandarins: These are also from our friend Nacho at Twin Girls Farm and are QAI certified organic. They are a perfect afternoon snack!
Mixed Lettuce: Enjoy these fresh greens for salads and sandwiches! It is a mix of tender curly, red leaf and Romaine lettuces. Store in plastic bag in fridge and wash well before consuming.
Stir-fry Mix: Bright, beautiful and full of vitamins and minerals! This is a mix of kale, collards, and chard. Chop and sauté in olive oil or butter for a lovely side-dish. They are also tasty raw. Store in plastic bag in fridge and wash well before using. If you find any unwanted visitors, try soaking in salted water and then rinse.
Broccoli or Romanesco: We were amazed to see these beautiful bouquets in the field! Rich in fiber and vitamin C, this brassica always adds a flavor to soups, salads, and stir-fries. The romanesco is an Italian heirloom. Try steaming it and adding lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. It also pairs very well with pasta. Store in fridge and wash before using.
Chard: These big, beautiful leaves are mighty tasty! Remove the leaves from the stems, but make sure to eat the stems too. The stems will need to be cooked a little longer than the leaves. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge and wash well before using.
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. Some of the watermelon daikons have brown spots from frosty mornings on the farm, but just peel or cut them away. Store in fridge and wash before eating.
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.
Leeks: These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sautéed. 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 well.
Collard Greens: These luscious green leaves are a great source of beta carotene, vitamin C and calcium. They are typically cooked a little longer than other greens, but are well worth the wait. Look in our recipe archives for ideas. Store in fridge and wash well.