Navel Oranges: These are the last of the season and are ripe and juicy, so eat soon. They 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. Peel and enjoy! Strawberries: The first of the season and just a sample of what is to come in the next coming months! Store in the breathable green basket inside of a paper bag in the fridge for best keeping (that is, if you don’t just eat them all in one sitting!) Wash only before consuming and eat soon for the best taste. Please return the little green basket to your delivery site so we can reuse them.
Lemons: These juicy dreams add a great touch to many a dish and salad. They are also from Twin girls Farm near Fresno and are QAI certified organic. Store in fridge.
Thyme: This delightfully fragrant fresh herb pairs well with just about anything. Keep in plastic bag in fridge (or in a little tiny bud vase with water if you have one!) to keep fresh or separate sprigs out on a counter away from direct sun to dry.
Lettuce: Enjoy this small head of fresh leafy romaine perfect for salads and sandwiches. Store in plastic bag in fridge and wash well before eating.
Sugar Snap Peas: The first of the year! Super tasty either raw or cooked. Eat the whole thing, but first snap off the stem and peel down the string. Store in plastic bag in fridge. Eat soon, as these won’t last long off the vine.
Spinach: May be muddy (visit www.eatwell.com/produce/spinach for more info)To clean, first rinse quickly to remove mud chunks. Then fill up a bowl with cold water. Remove leaves from stems & all yellow leaves. Put in water, swish, & let soak for 5-10 min. Lift leaves out of water, rinse & blot/spin dry. Use the discarded water for your houseplants! Store in plastic bag in fridge!
Green Garlic: This young garlic has a milder and less bitter bite than garlic cloves and sweetens when cooked. Can also be eaten raw! It has flat leaves with v-shaped cross sections. Store in fridge and use within a week. Enjoy!
Chard: These big, beautiful leaves are mighty tasty! Chard is a cousin of the beet and the crinkly leaves are amazing steamed or sauteed until bright green. Remove the leaves from the stems, but make sure to eat the tasty stems too. (The stems will need to be cooked a little longer than the leaves.) Store in plastic in fridge and wash well before use.
Spring Onions: Enjoy these scallions raw in salads and add to omelets, soups, curries, stir-fry, and sandwiches for a milder onion flavor. From our transitional fields (see spinach above) and has hollow, round leaves. Wash well and remove bottom quarter-inch before consuming.
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 what you like) and wash before consuming.
Carrots: Enjoy these sweet and crunchy certified organic treats from our friends at Terra Firma Farm in Winters. Store in plastic bag and wash well before eating.