Lemons: These beautiful fruits 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 Farmer’s 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. These juicy dreams add a great touch to many of dish and salad. Store in fridge. Chandler Pomelo: These are from Twin Girls Farm near Fresno and QAI certified organic. The peel removes easily to expose the deliciously sweet flesh inside. Store in fridge and Enjoy!
Parsley: The beautifully clean, crisp flavor adds depth to many a dish! Store in a plastic bag in the fridge and use rather quickly.
Collards: These are from our transitional fields and are not (yet) certified organic. Please contact us with questions about transitional produce & organic certification; we’re happy to explain how we keep the items separate. We finally entered our third year of transition to organic on our leased piece of land — we’ll be able to have the parcel certified sometime this month! The luscious green leaves are a great source of beta carotene, vitamin C and calcium. These hearty greens must be cooked a little longer than other greens, but are well worth the wait. Store in fridge and wash before eating.
Stir-Fry Mix: Bright and beautiful! From our transitional fields (see collards above) and is not (yet) certified organic. Chop and sautee in olive oil or butter for a lovely side-dish. Also tasty raw. Store in plastic bag in fridge and wash well before using.
Bok Choy: Grown in our transitional fields (see collards above) and is not (yet) certified organic. This crunchy and tasty bok choy is amazing sauteed and adds a little something special to a soup or stir-fry. Store in plastic bag in fridge. Don’t forget to use the ribs!
Pink Lady Apples: These apples are from Smit Orchards in Linden, CA and are certified organic. Keep in the fridge or on the counter (depending on how you like to eat them) and wash before consuming.
Leeks: These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sauteed. 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 very well before using.
Carrots: The first of the season from the farm! Enjoy these sweet and crunchy treats. Remove greens from roots before putting in fridge. Store in plastic bag and wash well before eating.
Red Cabbage: Cabbage is wonderful because it cooks quickly, is versatile, and tastes so good. Red cabbage is particularly lovely sliced thin in green salads and really brightens up a coleslaw. Store in fridge and wash well before use.
Butternut Squash: Sweet and easy to prepare, this winter squash is extremely versatile and easy to peel. Store in a cool (not cold), dark, dry place. Perfect when baked. Makes great soup and bread & goes well in sautées!