Dill:  This wispy and fern-like herb has a soft and sweet taste that will lend a delicate flavor to many dishes.  Always add towards the end of cooking as heat will destroy the delicate flavor.  Store in fridge in plastic and wash only before using. Easter Egg OR French Breakfast Radishes: These lovely little bunches have a crisp and tangy crunch. Slice thinly and add into a fresh green salad or brighten up a vegetable tray. Remove greens and roots before storing and keep in plastic bag in fridge.  Wash well before use.

Spinach:  First of the season! This tasty and nutritious green may be a little dirty (visit www.eatwell.com/produce/spinach for more info) To clean, first rinse quickly, then fill up a bowl with cold water. 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!

Tatsoi:  We hope you enjoy this first-of-the-season mustard green with it’s creamy texture and subtle flavor.  It is similar to bok choy and can be slightly sauteed or used in soups or stir-fries.  Store in plastic bag in the fridge ans wash well before consuming.

Cauliflower OR Romanesco: We were amazed to see these beautiful bouquets in the field! Rich in fiber and vitamin C, this brassica always adds a flavor to soups, salads, and stir-fries.  Store dry in plastic bag in fridge and wash before using.

Bunching Onions:  These young onions are great raw in salads or on sandwiches, in omelets, soups, curries, or stir-fries.  Use the tasty green tops, too! Wash well and remove bottom quarter-inch before consuming.

Eggplant:* bonus item* They are deliciously sweet, but to draw out moisture or any bitterness, cut into slices and salt, then leave out for 15 minutes and pat dry before cooking.  Store in fridge and wash before eating.  Enjoy!

Florence Fennel: Enjoy this taste-of-fall veggie! With a texture like celery and a delicate taste of anise, they can be eaten raw, sauteed, grilled, braised or roasted.    Store in a plastic bag in the fridge.

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.

Fuyu Persimmons: 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.   This variety of persimmon is ripe even when firm.  If you like to eat them firm, eat like you would an apple or slice up and add to a salad.  If you prefer them softer, place in a brown bag with your apples and they will soften up in a week.  Store in fridge and wash well before eating.

Granny Smith Apples: The tasty apples are from our friends at Coco Ranch in Davis and are certified organic.  These Granny Smiths are at their peak of season and are great for snacking or baking.  Store in fridge or on counter and wash before eating.

Red Kuri Squash:  This winter squash not only looks pretty, but it tastes amazing too!  This bright orange beauty has a sweet, flaky flesh when baked and it also great in soups and stews.  Winter squash stores well in a cool, dark place and will keep for a month if unblemished and stored properly.