We expect the following Vegetables in our Veg/Fruit Mini Boxes
Item / Farm / Quantity (Depending on box size)
Snap Peas / Harmony Valley Viroqua, WI / 1 pint
Grilled Pea & Onion Skewers: Trim and peel the onions and skewer along with snap peas. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and brush over the skewered vegetables. Grill on each side until onions are soft and peas are lightly charred. Serve with tzatziki or your favorite dipping sauce for a perfect summer dish!
Lacinato Kale / Keewaydin Organics, WI / 1-2 bunches
Spicy Sausage Pizza with Kale: Place your favorite dough on a baking sheet or pizza stone and bake for 10 minutes at 400F to par-bake the crust. Cook Italian sausage with olive oil and garlic in a pan until browned. In the same pan, saute onions, then add chopped kale and lemon juice and cook briefly until just barely wilted. Drizzle pizza crust with oil from the pan, then add tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, the sausage, kale, sliced jalepenos and onions. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the crust is cooked through and browned. Finish with a sprinkling of parmesan and salt and pepper for a delicious hearty pizza.
Cucumbers / Keewaydin Organics, WI / 1-2 each
Cucumber-Mint Fizz: Combine lemon juice, sliced cucumber, fresh mint and basil leaves in a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add gin and elderflower liqueur. Add ice and shake well. Finish with a splash of cucumber soda and garnish with fresh cucumber and mint leaves for a glass of summer flavors! To make it a mocktail, omit the gin and elderflower liqueur and instead add more cucumber soda, some simple syrup and muddle all ingredients in a glass.
Zucchini / Springdale Plymouth, WI / 1-3 each
Zucchini Caprese Roll-Ups: Slice zucchinis into long strips with a vegetable peeler. Halve cherry tomatoes and separate basil leaves. Place 1 half of a tomato with a couple leaves of basil and a small ball of fresh mozzarella on the zucchini slice. Roll up the slice and secure with a toothpick. Brush with olive oil and salt and pepper and serve raw or place on the grill briefly or until the zucchini is lightly charred and tender.
We expect all of the items listed above plus the following in our Single Boxes
Cauliflower / Harmony Valley Viroqua, WI / 1 each
Moroccan Cauliflower Steaks: Cut the cauliflower into thick vertical sclices so that the core keeps the florets together. Season the cauliflower with olive oil, lemon juice, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, turmeric, salt and pepper. IN a hot pan, cook the cauliflower until seared on each side, then put into the oven for about 15 minutes at 400F or until totally tender. Drizzle with tahini, and sprinkle with parsley to serve.
Baby Chioggia Beets / Harmony Valley Viroqua, WI / 1 bunch
Beet & Green Salad: Toss together chopped parsley, baby kale, spinach, chopped beet greens with chopped celery and thinly sliced raw beets. Dress with olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice for a delicious summer salad!
We expect all of the items listed above plus the following in our Double Boxes
Pearl Onions / Springdale Farm Plymouth, WI / 1 bunch
Braised Pearl Onions: Start by melting butter in a skillet and add peeled pearl onions, peeled and cubed granny smith apples and chopped fresh rosemary and cook until onions start to brown slightly. Add in 2 cups of apple cider, slowly, ½ cup at a time, waiting until the liquid has evaporated before adding more. Stir well and season with salt and pepper, then serve
Kohlrabi / Harmony Valley Viroqua, WI / 1 each
Kohlrabi-Mango Taco Slaw: Peel kohlrabi and slice into thin matchsticks. Cut radishes and carrots similarly then mix with a pinch of salt, lemon juice and cubed mango pieces. Serve atop your favorite tacos for a crunchy tropical tasting topping.
We expect all of the items listed above plus the following in our Family Boxes
Baby Bok Choi / Harmony Valley Viroqua, WI / 1 lb
Beef & Bok Choi Zoodle Soup: season NY Strip Steak with salt and pepper and a little olive oil and cut into cubes. Add oil and minced garlic to a pan and then add the beef and cook for about 1-2 minutes or until seared on the outside but rare in the middle. Add the oil from the pan in the saucepan to a pot and add bok choi and shiitake mushrooms. Saute for about 2 minutes, then add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add soy sauce or liquid amino and simmer. Spiralize or peel zucchini into long strips and add to the pot with beef and some chopped scallions. Cook for a couple of minutes or until flavors infuse, then top with more green onions and serve!
Baby Arugula / Harmony Valley Viroqua, WI / 1 bag
Salmon with Berries on a Bed of Arugula: Season salmon with salt and pepper and sear in a hot pan until crusty on each side, then transfer to the oven for another 8-10 minutes. Prepare a sauce with vinegar, red wine and pureed blackberries. Stir in a saucepan until reduced into a thick syrup. Layer plates with arugula and then add the salmon filet, sliced red onion and drizzle with the blackberry sauce.
Fennel / Springdale Farm Plymouth, WI / 1 each
Roasted Fennel: Chop fennel bulb into wedges and dress with olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Roast on a baking dish at 425F for 25 minutes or until caramelized. Serve as a delicious side for grilled fish or chicken!
We expect the following in our Fruit Boxes
Bananas are best kept on the counter top at room temperature but out of direct sunlight. It is best to also hang your bananas to prevent them from bruising their bottoms.
Cherries are best stored in your refrigerator. Treat your cherries as you would berries - gently and only rinse when you are ready to enjoy them.
Store your berries in the refrigerator. Wash only those berries you plan to prepare and store the rest dry in their breathable container. Berries will keep the longest if they are stored in a single layer so that those on the top don’t crush the berries on the bottom.
Pink Lady Apples
Apples can emit a gas that can quicken the ripening of other produce. To prevent the spoilage of other food in your fridge try to isolate your apples and store them in the crisper drawer. This will also keep the flesh of your apples fresher and crisper than if you stored them on one of the refrigerator shelves. Apples can turn mealy quickly if let at room temperature or in direct sunlight.