Strawberries: We dare to pick these ripe so they taste amazing. Those red strawberries in the store that are white and crunchy are picked way under ripe. If your berries arrive in a mess let me know and I will replace them. Eat them right away, do not store them.Basil: Just beautiful lettuce, you will have one large head or two small ones. This is in a plastic bag to protect it. Store in your crisper Chard: These plants arrive in mid july and have grown remarkably fast. Our neighbor Wey is complaining about all the bugs in his fields and he has walked our fields and found very few. He says he is very frustrated because he cannot blame his organic neighbor for all his bugs! Store in the crisper. Summer Squash: We have four types of squash planted so you may get the light green Mexican, dark green regular squash, yellow squash or the round ones. Store in the fridge. Shady Lady Tomatoes: This is the variety that some farmers pick green and gas so that they turn an insipid pink. Your typical food service tomato. If you leave them to ripen on the vine to a fully mature state then they taste wonderful. Keep on the counter unless they are cut or split in which case refrigerate them. Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes: The seeds for these wonderful summer fruits have been grown from seed we have selected and saved over the last twenty years. We will try and give you a range of ripeness so they last longer. Do not refrigerate. Plums or Nectarines: We have moved to picking these under ripe as so many of you were having them arrive damaged. i was heartened last week to hear how they did ripen in a couple of days and one member told me they were they best nectarines she had ever had. Patience. Gypsy Peppers: A sweet pepper with good solid and tasty flesh. For me these are road food to snack on as I drive. Lorraine has been roasting many of them for supper and to pack in jars with olive oil. Sounds like the winter will not be too unbearable. Hot Peppers: These are hot. I know some of you do not like them but I do get lots of requests from members. The chili making crowd get very excited. The label on the bag says... ‘If you find these on your doorstep then they have been re-gifted by a member of Eatwell Farm who cannot stand the heat. Please enjoy them and consider joining our community. eatwell.com’ Eggplant: Aubergine to those from Europe. This is not bitter like the store bought one’s. I never liked them unless they were soaked and salted. These taste great, Lorraine dipped the slices in batter last week. Store in the crisper. Chipolini Onions: A very special treat these are field ripened in the sun for maximum flavor. There were also shallots on the planting schedule so somehow they were missed or another farm got a double lot of shallots.