IMG_1997.JPG what’s in the box this week? (Listed from shortest shelf life to longest shelf life)

Spinach Bunch: The spinach is big enough now to bunch so we can dispense with the plastic bag. Use what you need and wash thoroughly. Yes it is dirty but is keeps much better that way. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge. Bok Choi Greens or Broccoli: Both delicious. The broccoli can be used in the pot pie recipe. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge. Romaine Lettuce: Theses small baby lettuce are cut and bagged in the field. We thin the crop in the field to allow room for the remaining lettuce to mature to a larger size. Store in the fridge. Mustard Greens: Jose hopes to be able to pick a mix bunch with both red and green mustard. Lightly stir fry and add a little maple syrup just before serving . Store in a plastic bag in the fridge. Romanesco: Before there was broccoli or cauliflower there  was Romanesco. Try it raw. Store in the fridge. Russian Red Kale: A hot item at the present time as the latest crave is Kale Chips, dried fresh kale. I like mine sautéed with some garlic. Call me boring! Store in a plastic bag the fridge. Green Garlic: It is such a delight to have this back in our harvest shares. My favorite way to enjoy is to stir fry the chopped garlic in a skillet with some olive oil. Then stir in eggs for a delicious green garlic scrambled eggs. A certain Joe Montana bought this and some chicken stock last week from us last Saturday. Store in the crisper. Red Cabbage: Lorraine made a delicious red cabbage slaw for lunch on Sunday. She put orange slices on top which was a very nice touch. One of my doctors in San Francisco has become addicted to red cabbage sauerkraut. He was spotted buying more from our stand last Saturday. Store in the crisper. Lemons: This versatile fruit adds a great touch to winter greens and salads. It will store longer in crisper of fridge, but if you are going to use it within a week it can be stored on the counter. From our long time friend Nacho at Twin Girls Farm in Fresno who also packs for purity hence the labels on the fruit. Leeks: These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sautéed. Use in soups, stir-fries, or in place of onions in other dishes for a delicious and more subtle flavor. Save the dark green tops for making vegetable stock! Store in fridge and wash well. Navel Oranges: Nacho at Twin Girls Farm has wonderful red headed twin girls, obviously with our twin boys we had a lot to talk about at the farmers  market. Nacho specializes in fruit and has taken over many orchards from retiring farmers or those people with a farm and no experience of fruit tree care. They are all certified organic. It sounds like he spends most of his day in a truck looking at all the trees. Not quite my idea of fun, the driving that is. Nacho sells most of his fruit through Purity so that is why you see the labels on the fruit. Sweet Potatoes: These came back in the truck with me from Turlock. These ‘Miss Livingston’ sweet potatoes are certified organic. If you have any ideas for new crops that you would like to see in your box please let me know. Questions and comments are always appreciated.