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! 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: Their season is winding down, but this week we still 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!
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.
Arugula: This popular Italian green packs a slight bite with nutty undertones. Try topping an arugula salad with sliced strawberries, walnuts, feta cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette for a mouth-watering treat. Store in plastic bag in fridge, rinse, and dry before eating.
Roma or Shady Lady Tomatoes: The Shady Lady 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!
French Breakfast Radishes: These lovely little bunches have a spicy crunch that mellows into succulent sweetness when cooked. Slice thinly and add into a fresh green salad or layer on buttered bread for a great snack. The green tops are an excellent source of iron and taste just as good as pricy watercress. Separate the greens and roots before storing in a plastic bag in fridge to maintain freshness. Wash well before use.
Romaine Lettuce: Enjoy these fresh greens for salads and sandwiches! Store in plastic bag in fridge and wash well before consuming.
Sweet Potatoes: Store in a cool (not cold) dark, dry place. The high sugar content makes them more perishable than “real” potatoes. They are delicious roasted or baked whole and eaten with a dab of butter and cinnamon. Wash well before eating.
Carmen and Bell Peppers: Both of these varieties of peppers are sweet and versatile with an irresistible crunch. They are a great addition to salads and are perfect for stuffing. 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.