Strawberries: These berries were just picked on Tuesday morning and should be eaten within a day or two. Keep them in the fridge to maintain freshness. Please return the baskets to your delivery site so they can be reused. Enjoy! Basil: We are including basil tips in your box! To encourage outward growth of the basil plants, the crew trimmed them. This is just a sample of the summer harvest you can look forward to! Keep your basil in a plastic bag in the fridge and use soon.
Lettuce: This week you'll receive either red-leaf, green-leaf or Romaine lettuce. Enjoy these fresh greens for salads and sandwiches! It is fairly delicate and will need to be eaten soon. Store in plastic bag in fridge and wash well before consuming.
Rosemary: This herb should be kept in plastic bag in the fridge. If you can’t use it all right away, freeze or dry it! Store dried herbs in an airtight jar. Use three times more fresh herbs than dried herbs in a recipe calling for dried.
Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley: Its beautifully clean, crisp flavor adds depth to many a dish! Store in a plastic bag in the fridge and use rather quickly.
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.
Red Russian Kale: This beautifully ruffled leafy green is full of calcium and iron and will turn bright green when perfectly cooked. Slice leaf from stem and store in plastic bag in fridge. Wash before eating and enjoy.
Maturing Garlic: This was green garlic, but it is maturing. You might receive smaller bulbs with green stalks or larger bulbs with dry stalks. It still has a milder and less bitter bite than garlic cloves and sweetens when cooked. Store in fridge. Delicious!
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.
Green Cabbage: Cabbage is wonderful because it cooks quickly, is versatile, and tastes so good. It makes a delicious coleslaw or a nice addition to a salad. Store in fridge and wash well before use.
Yukon Gold Potatoes: These medium starch potatoes are all-purpose and will work well in most potato dishes. Store in fridge for best keeping and eat the skin for most nutrients! Wash before eating.