(Listed from shortest shelf life to longest shelf life. If you have any particularly good storage tips please let me know so that I can share with everyone.) Romaine or Red Leaf Lettuce:  Store in the crisper in a plastic bag. Red Russian Kale:  Delicious, sweet and succulent, you cannot say that about Kale you buy in the store. Store in the crisper Tatsoi: Great for stir fry’s, we also add them to soups. Store in the crisper. Cilantro: Somehow this survived the freeze. I believe it was small enough at the time. Small seedlings do seem to be able to come through cold weather better than when they are larger. Store in the crisper. Broccoli: Many of you have requested broccoli in the box every week. I have been trying hard to do this. For those who find a few bugs a little soak in soapy or salty water followed by a good rinse will detach our friends. Organic broccoli in the store does not have bugs because it is sprayed frequently with organically allowed sprays but even these kill the good bugs too. We do not spray the crop as we feel a balance is better and safer for the environment. Store in the crisper. Savoy Cabbage: My wonderful mother cooked this to a pulp and so I never was excited about cabbage. Things have changed over the years as I have grown many types. So has her cooking, we all look forward to Grandmas Sunday roast.  Store in the crisper. Daikon: This can seem daunting to some but we have to remember that these root vegetables are very good for us. Try them grated in salads or use to dip in humus. They stir fry well and make a great addition to soups. Store in the crisper. Rosemary: There is something very special about potatoes and squash on a roasting pan with garlic, olive oil and a sprinkle of rosemary leaves. The smell baking is such a pleasure even before eating. Store in the crisper. Celeriac: This is a vegetable that is becoming very popular. It adds a great celery flavor to soups. On the farm we all love Lorraine’s mashed potatoes and celeraic. Store in the crisper. Butternut Squash: Always a reliable crop here on the farm. Next year we will have a nice cosy warm dome for the butternuts to live in. They like 50F and will keep well into May. Our big project going forward is the farm  buildings, we need secure storage for all our stuff. We will have to do it in stage which is why the domes work so well for us. 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 tells us he is organic and I have known Bill for many years. In the next few weeks we will be putting up the event schedule for the year on the website. The Strawberry Days start in May and this year, for the first time, we have three acres to enjoy. Please encourage your friends and co workers to consider joining your farm. Great food from a good source, where you can visit and see how it is grown is not a luxury but a necessity for a healthy body and environment…. Nigel