Strawberries: These gorgeous fruits should be eaten soon as we pick them ripe, but to store, leave in little green basket inside of paper bag in fridge and wash only before consuming. Please return the baskets to your delivery site so they can be reused. Enjoy! Oregano: This versatile and aromatic herb matches well with just about anything…meats, veggies, salad dressings, sauces, pasta, you name it! Should be kept in plastic bag in fridge for immediate use. Use three times more fresh herbs than dried herbs in a recipe calling for dried. Fresh herbs will last just a few days. To dry, place fresh herb leaves on screens in a dry spot away from direct sun to dry. When dried, store in an airtight jar.
Basil: Yum! It’s gorgeous, succulent, and oh-so-aromatic! It adds depth to many dishes and can be made into a tasty pesto. Store in plastic bag in fridge and use soon.
Arugula: This popular Italian green packs a slight bite with nutty undertones and pairs well in a salad topped with strawberries, balsamic vinegar, goat cheese, and toasted nuts. It is also nice sauteed, in pesto, atop a pizza, or added to soups. Store dry in plastic bag in fridge. Wash well before eating, & remove all yellowing leaves & stems before cooking. Spin or blot dry.
Mixed Lettuce: Enjoy these fresh greens for salads & sandwiches! It is a mix of tender curly, red leaf and romaine lettuces. Store in plastic bag in fridge and wash well before consuming.
Tokyo Turnips: This ancient veggie is one of the earliest to be cultivated and was a staple before the potato. It is rich in fiber, calcium, and vitamins A and C. If they arrive with their green tops, remove and store in separate plastic bags in fridge and wash before eating.
Stir-Fry Mix: Bright and beautiful! This is a mix of kales, collards, and chard. Chop and sauté in olive oil or butter for a lovely side-dish. Also tasty raw. Store in plastic bag in fridge and wash well before using. If you find any unwanted visitors, try soaking in salted water and then rinse.
Green Garlic: This garlic is now maturing and some of the leaves may be drying out. It is more tender than cured garlic cloves, has a milder, less bitter bite 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. Delicious!
Spring Onions: These onions are great raw in salads or on sandwiches, in omelets, soups, curries, or stir-fries. They are now maturing and may have some leaves that can be trimmed off. Wash well and remove bottom quarter-inch 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.
Desiree Potatoes: These salad spuds are the first of the season and are a beautiful rosy red variety with a creamy texture. Store in fridge and eat the skin for most nutrients! Wash before eating.