Arugula: This popular Italian green packs a slight bite with nutty undertones and pairs well with goat cheese, nuts, and a vinaigrette. Store in plastic bag in fridge, rinse, and dry before eating. Italian Parsley: The beautifully clean, crisp flavor adds depth to many a dish! Store in a plastic bag in the fridge and use rather quickly.
Navel Oranges: These juicy treats 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. Stores well in fridge. Peel and enjoy!
Spinach: This tasty and nutritious green may be quite dirty. To clean, first rinse quickly, then fill up a bowl with cold water. Put in water, swish, and let soak for 5-10 minutes. Lift leaves out of water, rinse and blot/spin dry. Store in plastic bag in fridge.
Broccoli or Cauliflower: We were amazed to see these beautiful bouquets in the field! Rich in fiber and vitamin C, this brassica adds flavor to soups, salads, and stir-fries. Store in plastic bag in fridge and wash before using.
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. These beauties can be eaten raw or steamed and have a deliciously buttery crunch. Remove the greens and store in separate plastic bags in fridge and wash before eating. The turnip greens are amazing sautéed!
Bok Choy: This crunchy and tasty bok choy is amazing sautéed 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!
Carrots: Enjoy these sweet and crunchy certified organic treats from our friends at Terra Firma Farm in Winters. Separate the greens to maintain freshness. Store in plastic bag and wash well before eating.
Daikon Radish: This is a large, mild flavored Asian radish. It is extremely versatile and can be eaten raw, baked, boiled, sautéed, or braised. The leaves are a good source of vitamin A. Add them to soup, a stir-fry dish, or salad. To keep your radish fresh, separate the roots from the leaves. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Pomegranate: These tasty fruits are also from Twin Girls Farm and are certified organic. Store in fridge for longest storage or on counter for 2-3 weeks. Use a knife to pry open the rind and your fingers to pop out the seeds.
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.