(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. Spinach: I am so excited to have spinach back. The beds we had for harvest in December and January were damaged by the big freeze. If you have not had our spinach before please leave it in the bag and only take out what you need. Wash it and I know it takes longer than other spinach to clean but once you taste it you will be a convert. Store in the crisper. Collard Greens:  My favorite green served with a squeeze of lemon juice. Store in the crisper Yukina Savoy Tatsoi: Great for stir fry’s, we also add them to soups. Store in the crisper. Beets: The leaves of these beets took hammering in the December freeze. Even now they are not pretty. The beet greens are good for soups or with omelets or scrambled eggs. 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. This 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. Romanesco: A delicious vegetable that is a pre-cursor to broccoli and cauliflower. The original heirloom seed came from Italy. I like to floret it and eat it raw. You may want to floret it and then wash well incase any of our friends have taken up residence. I sent an email last Saturday detailing how we remove them with a little detergent. Keep in the Crisper. Green Cabbage: A very solid cabbage great for sauerkraut. The salad recipe to the left is quick and very good. Lorraine is amazingly good at turning a few ingredients into a meal. Store in the crisper. Carrots: FromTerra Firma in Winters. Carrots are hard for us to germinate but Roberto and I have hope. Our soil is changing as we can now germinate beets well, we expect soon to have carrots. The land around here grew sugar beets for many years and we believe there is a soil disease left over from that which is hindering the germination. It could now be declining since our beets look great. Store in the crisper.: Leeks or Scallions: 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. Pomelo, Grapefruit or Satsuma Mandarins: 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. The pomelo and grapefruit are from our own trees. Thank you for your support on out Journey to a more sustainable food production farm…. Nigel