Strawberries or Valencia Oranges: The oranges are at their peak now. Valencia’s stay on the tree for more than a year. The spring sunshine ripens the fruit while next years crop flowers and forms. The strawberries are in a lull due to the windy conditions three and four weeks ago. The flowers did not set enough fruit when it was windy. Lettuce: Young lettuce cut from a bed with twelve rows in it. We cut and pack this in the field. Keep it cold in the fridge and only take out and wash what you need. I have been told it stays good for over a week. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge. Broccoli or Romanesco: The cool weather over the last ten days has done wonders for the broccoli and romanesco, they love it. On Saturday they will be toast when temperatures are forecast to reach 99F. Store in the fridge. Italian Parsley: A wonderful culinary herb. A very long time ago I supplied Safeway's in England with this herb. We had to barcode the packages and delivery them to their three distribution depots. I am happy not to be doing that now! Apricots: Not the most beautiful of fruit but that is because they are not sprayed. These dry farmed delicious fruit are grown by Bill Crepps in Winters. Bill is no longer certified organic because of all the paperwork and expense. He has not changed how he farms. Chard: These plants are new this spring, grown in a greenhouse and transplanted just like the collards Store in a plastic bag in the crisper.. New Potatoes: These are small and we are only putting about a pound in every one’s box. The plants are yielding about 12 oz each so as the yield goes up you will see more in your box. These may be small but they are very special. This is one crop that you can taste that it has been organically grown. Store in a cool dark place. Tokyo Turnips:  I like to eat these salad turnips raw just like radishes. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge. Wakefield Cabbage: I was very excited to be able to find the seed of these delicious cabbages here. I have grown them in England. The shape is very unusual. Store in the crisper. Onions: These were sown in late August last year and are now ready to harvest dry. Store in a cool dry place. Beets: The germination of beets is improving each year. I believe we suffer from the fact that these soils have traditionally grown many crops of beets before. Store in the crisper. Carrots: A beautiful bunch of carrots from our fields. Normally carrots are grown in very sandy soil to aid germination and shape. Our soil is a loam so it imparts more flavor to the carrot. Please remove the leaves and store the roots in your crisper. Please return your boxes and strawberry baskets every week. We reuse these and it saves us a great deal of money. Take care unfolding the boxes as the flaps can be damaged easily. All the produce in your box every week is certified organically grown unless otherwise stated... Nigel