(Listed from shortest shelf life to longest shelf life) Please note that because of the morning frost we had to start harvesting your box later than normal on Tuesday. We are working hard to make sure we pick everything. There may be an item missing if we run out of time before it gets dark. I will send out an email to let you know what that might be. Spinach: We are famous for our dirty and very tasty spinach. We grow savoy varieties which have the best flavor but the wrinkly leaves are much harder to wash. I believe the effort is well worth it. A few years ago we grew flat leaf (easy to wash) and our regular savoy varieties and members resoundingly said keep growing the savoy spinach. Store in your crisper. Romaine or Red Leaf Lettuce: Store in the crisper in a plastic bag. Green Curly Kale: It is sweeter now that we have had some frost. Often this is used for decoration in meat or fish counters. This is young and delicious and deserves to be eaten. Store in the crisper Tokyo Salad Turnips: The greens are looking worse for wear after so many days of freezing weather. Remove the tops and store in the crisper. Arugula: A few holes from bugs earlier in the season. These have met their maker with the cold weather. The arugula is tasty and great in salads or sandwiches. Store in the crisper. Carrots: These are from Terra Firma. We have carrots planted but they will not be ready until the early spring. Certified organic as is all our produce. New Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes: We planted the potatoes at the end of August. The yield per plant is low but the flavor is great and you can see how fresh they as you can rub away the skin. Store in the crisper. Wakefield Cabbage: I had a customer at the market that asked if these were ‘‘any good’’. I said if he bought it he would not buy another green cabbage again. Very flavorful in coleslaw or light steaming/ stir fry. If we run out of these you may have a regular green cabbage. Leeks: We grow a European variety called Tadorna which has a long white shank. There is a very special planting machine that dibs a deep hole to plant the leeks to get a maximum white shank. Unfortunately we do not have the $25,000 for one of those. Even so they are pretty amazing. Store in the crisper. Satsuma Mandarins: From Bill Crepps in Winters. The paperwork of organic farming drives Bill crazy so he is not certified. That does not change how he farms. The taste tell us he is organic and I have known Bill for many years. Navel Oranges: From Nacho at Twin Girls Farm, certified organic. They are certified organic and pack for a wholesaler called purity so that is why you may sometimes find these labels on fruit from them. I asked for small fruit responding to members with small children who sometimes cannot eat a whole orange. Butternut Squash: I like to fill the oven then take the flesh out of the skin and store in a container in the fridge to use throughout the week. Delicious. Enjoy the great bounty and vitality of the food from your farm. Many Thanks, Lorraine and Nigel.