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! 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.
Roma or Shady Lady Tomatoes: The Shady Lady tomatoes are great slicing varieties with a lot of vine-ripe flavor, and the Romas are a tasty paste tomato that is great for sauce! Always store tomatoes on the counter “belly button” down. Wash before eating and enjoy!
Romaine Lettuce: Enjoy these fresh greens for salads and sandwiches! Store in plastic bag in fridge and wash well before consuming.
Broccoli: We were amazed to see these beautiful bouquets of green in the field! Rich in fiber and vitamin C, this brassica always adds a flavor to soups, salads, and stir-fries. It’s also great roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper. Store dry 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. Be sure to wash them before eating.
Eggplant: These are of the Black Beauty variety and have a wonderful taste and texture. 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!
Zucchini: With a delicate flavor, these summer squash can be quickly sautéed or steamed with just a touch of oil 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.
Red Russian Kale: This beautifully ruffled leafy vegetable is full of calcium and iron and will turn bright green when perfectly cooked. Red Russian is one of the most tender of all kales. Store in plastic bag in fridge. Wash before eating and enjoy.
Poblano Peppers: These dark green peppers are the classic chiles para rellenar in Mexican cuisine. They are perfect for stuffing or roasting. Store in crisper in fridge and wash before eating.
Red Kuri Squash: Welcome to fall! Not only does this squash have a vibrant, beautiful color, but it tastes amazing, too! The flavor is sweet and slightly nutty. Since the skin is hard, they can be difficult to peel and are most easily baked or steamed in their skins. You can replace sweet potatoes with Red Kuri squash in most recipes. Store in a cool dark place.
Bianca di Maggio or Yellow Onions: If you received small, disk-shaped onions, they are a variety of Italian cipollini onions called Bianca di Maggio. Their mild, sweet flavor makes them excellent for roasting or caramelizing. Try roasting them with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. The larger yellow onions are a kitchen staple and can be used in a countless number of dishes. Store them in a dry, cool place.