What’s in the box this week?(Listed from shortest shelf life to longest shelf life)
Butternut Squash: This at the top of the list because these are now at the end of their storage life. We harvest them in early October. We do not have a sophisticated storage room so they only last until the end of February. Please use them asap. This will be the last of this crop.
Grapefruit: This delicious fruit from our own trees makes a wonderful and healthful start to the day. I could not believe it when I saw Lorraine sprinkling her cut half with Chili Salt last week. It seems after six years we still have things to learn about each other.
Spinach: We pick this delicious crop straight into the bag in the field. Take out what you need and wash thoroughly. Yes it is dirty but is keeps much better that way. Store in the fridge. Asian Greens: These are delicious. Cook like Tat Soi. Store in a plastic bag in fridge. Romaine Lettuce: Theses 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: Spicy and delicious when very quickly stir fried. Stir in a little maple syrup in the skillet moments before serving. Store in the fridge. Romanesco: Before there was broccoli or cauliflower there was Romanesco. Try it raw. Store in the fridge. Red Kale: There is a country wide shortage of this humble crop. The run on Kale has come from an increased demand. Wholesalers call almost begging for any kale that we have. We have not sold any, keeping it all for our members. Store in 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. 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. Tangerines: An amazing crop here on the farm. Last year we lost them to frost, this year we applied many gallons of water on the coldest nights. They do have seeds but then there is something weird about a fruit with no seeds. Try juicing them.