Strawberries: These berries were just picked on Wednesday 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! Cherry Tomatoes: Enjoy this colorful mix of heirloom cherry tomatoes! These delicious candy-like treats are a welcome addition to any green salad, pasta salad, or as a quick snack. Do not store them in fridge; keep on them on the counter to maintain great flavor and texture.
Heirloom Tomatoes: We have Brandywines, Piriform, Lemon Boys, Copias, Purple Calabash and Green Zebras just to name a few. These make a killer bruschetta, fresh Caprese salad, or BLT sandwich. These beauties should be stored on the counter (belly button down) and eaten soon. Wash well and enjoy!
Roma, Shady Lady or Early Girl Tomatoes: The Shady Lady and Early Girl tomatoes are great slicing varieties with a lot of vine-ripe flavor, and the Romas are a tasty paste tomato that is great for sauce! Always store tomatoes on the counter “belly button” down. Wash before eating and enjoy!
Basil: It is a succulent, oh-so-aromatic herb that adds depth to many a dish! Keep your basil in a plastic bag in the fridge. If you can’t use it all this week, we suggest making pesto and freezing it for later.
Melon: These juicy melons are fragile and must be eaten soon. Store in fridge and consume with delight!
Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley: Its beautifully clean, crisp flavor adds depth to many a dish! Store in a plastic bag in the fridge. If you can’t use it right away, try freezing it in a Ziploc bag for making veggie stock later in the year.
Plums: Our orchard had a rough time this year with late season rain in the spring, but a few of the plum trees fruited, and we wanted to share them with you! To further ripen plums, if slightly firm, store in paper bag on the counter for a day or so. Store ripe fruit in fridge and wash before consuming. Enjoy!
Mixed Sweet Peppers: These mild, versatile peppers have an irresistible crunch are a great addition to salads. They are also perfect for stuffing or sautéing. Store in crisper in fridge and wash before eating.
Zucchini: With a delicate flavor, these summer squash can be quickly sautéed or steamed with just a touch of oil and some fresh herbs. It also goes well shredded in a salad or baked into bread. Stores best in plastic bag in fridge and wash before eating.
Yellow Onions: This is the “year of the onion” at Eatwell Farm, remember? Enjoy these onions in a countless number of dishes. Be sure to use the green parts, too! Wash them well and remove bottom quarter-inch before consuming.
Potatoes: This week the crew harvested a mixture of potatoes, such as Kerr’s Pink, Yellow Finn and Yukon Gold. If you received long fingerling potatoes, they are a variety called Russian Banana. Store in fridge for best keeping and eat the skin for most nutrients! Wash before eating.