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We expect the following Vegetables in our Veg/Fruit Mini Boxes:


Item / Farm / Quantity (Depending on box size)

 

Yukon Gold Potatoes / Springdale, WI / 1-2lb

Garlic roasted Potatoes: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F  Cut the potatoes in half or quarters and place in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic; toss until the potatoes are well coated. Transfer the potatoes to a sheet pan and spread out into 1 layer. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until browned and crisp. Flip twice with a spatula during cooking in order to ensure even browning. Remove the potatoes from the oven, toss with parsley, season to taste, and serve hot.

 

Yellow Onions / Black Oaks MI / 1-2lb

Sausage, Peppers and Onions: Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook until brown on both sides, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and drain. Keeping the pan over medium heat, add the peppers, onions, salt, and pepper and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the oregano, basil, and garlic and cook 2 more minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir. Add the Marsala wine, tomatoes, and chili flakes, if using. Stir to combine, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the browned bits. Bring to a simmer. Cut the sausages into 4 to 6 pieces each, about 1-inch cubes. Add the sausage back to the pan and stir to combine. Cook until the sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes. Serve in bowls. Or, if serving as a sandwich, split the rolls in half lengthwise. Hollow out the bread from the bottom side of each roll, being careful not to puncture the crust. Fill the bottom half of the roll with sausage mixture. Top and serve sandwiches immediately.

 

Cauliflower / Non Local / 1-2 each

Roasted Cauliflower: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Toss the cauliflower with the olive oil, garlic, and red pepper on a baking sheet; sprinkle with the salt and thyme and toss again. Roast until golden and tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

 

 

Mini Sweet Peppers / Non Local  / 1 bag

Cheesy Mini Peppers: Smear a cream cheese spread inside the hollowed-out halves of the sweet peppers and jalapenos. Sprinkle on chopped chives.

 

Grape Tomatoes / Non-Local / 1 pint

Roasted Grape Tomatoes: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl add the grape tomatoes and 3 garlic cloves. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper. In a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish, place the tomatoes and garlic cloves, ensuring they are in just 1 layer. Roast for 20 minutes, and then stir. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of hot water, if too dry in appearance. Return to the oven and cook for 20 to 30 more minutes. When ready, the tomatoes will have begun to shrivel and the liquid in the dish should have thickened. Serve hot from oven.

 

 

We expect all of the items listed above plus the following in our Single Box:

Spinach/ Non Local  / 1bu

Spinach Soup: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the spinach and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach is wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the mixture to a blender or food processor, pour in 1/4 cup hot water and pulse until pureed. Set aside. In a large soup pot, cook the onions in the butter over medium heat until the onions begin to soften. Sprinkle the flour over the top and stir to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes, then pour in the milk, stirring occasionally. Add the salt, cayenne and some black pepper and stir to combine. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour in the pureed spinach, then cook until thickened, another 3 to 5 minutes.

 

Beauty Heart Radish / PrairiErth, IL / 1lb

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Put the pine nuts in a small skillet over low heat and slowly toast them, stirring, until they're golden brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Set aside off heat. To prepare the butternut squash, cut off the top and bottom, then use a sharp knife or vegetable peeler to remove the hard skin. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds with a spoon. Slice the squash into sticks and then slice the sticks into cubes. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small skillet or saucepan over low heat. Skim off as much of the foam as you can. Put the squash in a bowl and pour in the melted butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Spread the squash out on a rimmed baking sheet and roast, shaking the baking sheet once or twice during roasting, 25 to 30 minutes. Crank up the heat to 400 degrees F and roast until the squash is sizzling and golden brown around the edges, another 15 minutes or so. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes, then add the Parmesan and toss together. Toss in the pine nuts. Mix the olive oil with the balsamic in a bowl and sprinkle in a little salt and pepper. Put the salad greens in a serving bowl and toss with half the dressing. Add the squash mixture and lightly toss it in. Serve the extra dressing on the side. Top with additional Parmesan if desired.

 

 

We expect all of the items listed above plus the following in our Double and Family Boxes

 

Spring Mix / Non-Local / 5oz

Arugula Pear Salad: Toast nuts in small pan over medium heat until fragrant. Cool. Combine arugula and pear in a salad bowl, add nuts then dress the salad with lemon juice and olive oil, salt and pepper. Top salad with lots of blue cheese crumbles.

 

Red Beets / Black Oaks, MI / 1-2lbs

Beet-Carrot-Apple Juice: Juice, in this order, the beets, apples and carrots, following your juicer's specific settings for each. Stir in the chia seeds if using and let soak for 5 minutes. Serve the juice immediately over ice, if desired.

 

Garlic / Non-Local / 2 Each

Garlic roasted Potatoes: See Yukon Gold Recipe above.

 

 

We expect the following in our Fruit Boxes

Bananas

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.

Honey Crisp 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.

Tangelo and Grapefruit

Citrus is best kept in your refrigerator.  Oranges can last for many days, even several weeks.  You will want to leave your citrus out at room temperature, however, to revive its natural flavors.  Remove your oranges from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before you plan to enjoy them.

Blueberries

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.