Strawberries: These berries were just picked on Wednesday morning and should be eaten within a day or two. Keep them in the fridge to maintain freshness. Please return the baskets to your delivery site so they can be reused. Enjoy! Cherry Tomatoes: Enjoy this colorful mix of heirloom cherry tomatoes! These delicious candy-like treats are a welcome addition to any green salad, pasta salad, or as a quick snack. Do not store them in fridge; keep on them on the counter to maintain great flavor and texture.
Roma, Early Girl or Heirloom Tomatoes: These tomatoes are perfect for sauces, bruschetta or BLT sandwiches. Always store tomatoes on the counter, as putting them in the fridge will change their texture and flavor. Wash well before eating and enjoy!
Basil: It is a succulent, oh-so-aromatic herb that adds depth to many a dish! Keep your basil in a plastic bag in the fridge. If you can’t use it all this week, we suggest making pesto and freezing it for later.
Peaches, Nectarines, Plums or Melon: Our orchard had a rough time this year with late season rain in the spring, but a few of the trees fruited, and we wanted to share the bounty with you! To further ripen stone fruit, if slightly firm, store in paper bag on the counter for a day or so. Store ripe fruit in fridge and wash before consuming.
Spinach: This tasty and nutritious green will probably be a bit dirty. To clean, first rinse quickly, then fill up a bowl with water. Put spinach in the water, swish, and let soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Lift leaves out of water, rinse and blot or spin dry. Store in plastic bag in fridge, but don’t wash it until you’re ready to cook!
Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley: Its beautifully clean, crisp flavor adds depth to many a dish! Store in a plastic bag in the fridge. If you can’t use it right away, try freezing it in a Ziploc bag for making veggie stock later in the year.
Zucchini: With a delicate flavor, these summer squash can be quickly sautéed or steamed with just a touch of oil or butter and some fresh herbs. It also goes well shredded in a salad or baked into bread. Stores best in plastic bag in fridge and wash before eating.
Carmen or Gypsy Peppers: These sweet and versatile peppers have an irresistible crunch are a great addition to salads. They are also perfect for stuffing or frying! The Carmen peppers are dark green in color while the Gypsy peppers are a light yellow-green at this stage. Store in crisper in fridge and wash before eating.
White Spring Onions: This is the “year of the onion” at Eatwell Farm, remember? Enjoy these young onions in a countless number of dishes. Be sure to use the green parts, too! Wash them well and remove bottom quarter-inch before consuming.
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.
Yellow Finn Potatoes: The Yellow Finn variety is the classic European gourmet potato that has a buttery sweet flavor. They are perfect for mashing, boiling, frying, or baking. Store in the fridge for best keeping and eat the skin for most nutrients! Wash before eating.