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


Item / Farm / Quantity (Depending on box size)

 

Red Potatoes /  Igl, WI / 2-3lbs

Beer Braised Corned Beef with Red Potatoes and Carrots: Put the corned beef into a large roasting pan (preferably with a lid). Add the garlic, shallots, pickling spice, caraway seeds, beer and whiskey. Cover and place in the oven. Braise 3 hours, turning the meat once. At the end of the 3 hours, add the carrots, potatoes and dill. Cover again and place back in the oven for an additional 2 hours. Remove from the oven. Line a platter with kale leaves, place the corned beef in the center and mound the carrots and potatoes around it. Serve immediately.

 

 

Shallots / Stateline, IA / 8-16oz

 

Peas with Shallots and Pancetta: Heat the oil in a large high sided saute pan over medium heat. Add the pancetta and cook until golden brown and the fat has rendered. Remove the pancetta to a plate lined with paper towels. Add the shallots and red pepper flakes to the pan and cook until soft. Add the peas and cook until warmed through. Transfer to a large bowl and top with the crisp pancetta.

 


Celeriac / PrairieErth, IL / 2-4ea

 

Celery Root Salad: Fill a bowl with ice water; add half of the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon salt. Peel the celery root with a paring knife. Rinse, then cut into matchsticks. Add to the lemon water and let soak 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry. 

Whisk the remaining lemon juice, the mustard, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl; gradually whisk in the olive oil, then the cream. Add the celery root and toss; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Arrange the frisee and radicchio on a platter. Top with the celery root mixture.

 

 

 

Chard / Non-Local / 1-2 bu

 

Red Chard and Rice: Heat the extra-virgin olive oil in a saucepot over medium heat. Add the bacon, cook 2 minutes, then add the garlic and stir 1 minute. Add the chard and season with a little nutmeg, salt, pepper, and paprika. When the chard is wilted add the rice and stir 1 minute more. Add the stock or water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pot. Cook 15 to18 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Fluff with a fork and serve.

 

Celery / Non-Local / 1 bu

 

Pear-Celery Lemonade: Juice, in this order, the pears, lemons and celery, 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.

 

 

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

Grape Tomatoes / Non-Local / 1 pint

Tomato Basil Salad: In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir, lightly frying for about a minute and removing from the heat before the garlic gets too brown (it can be golden). Pour it into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add the tomatoes, balsamic, basil and some salt and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine, and then taste and add more basil if needed, and more salt if needed.

 

 

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

 

White Cabbage / Stateline, IA / 1 head

 

Cole Slaw: In a large bowl, combine cabbage and carrots. In a smaller bowl, make dressing by combining mayonnaise, vinegar, celery seed, sugar, salt and pepper. Toss dressing into cabbage mixture and let chill. Serve in a family style bowl.

 

 

Garlic / Non Local / 2-3ea

 

Garlic Oil:  In a small saucepan, bring the garlic and oil to a boil, then turn the heat to low, and cook for 5 minutes, until the garlic is lightly browned. Turn off the heat and set aside. The garlic will continue to cook.

Remove the garlic cloves from the oil and slice them. Place them in a bowl and pour the oil over them.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Lettuce / Non-Local/ 1 ea

 

Thai Lettuce Wraps:  For the chicken and marinade: Mix the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, grated ginger, Sriracha, rice wine vinegar and grated garlic in a large bowl or resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken strips and marinate, refrigerated, for 2 hours. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Remove the chicken strips from the marinade and grill until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with the peanuts and cilantro.

For the lettuce and fillings: Set out the lettuce, bean sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers and rice noodles on the serving platter. To assemble, use the butter lettuce leaves to contain the chicken and fillings. Add some chili and hoisin sauce, then roll them up and eat!

 

 

Cucumber / Non-Local / 1 ea

 

Asian Cucumber Salad: Mix 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt in a medium bowl. Toss with 1 pound sliced Persian cucumbers, 2 sliced scallions, 1/4 cup cilantro, 2 tablespoons sliced pickled ginger, 1/2 finely chopped red jalapeno and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.

 

Acorn Squash / Non-Local / 1 ea

 

Sweet Roasted Acorn Squash: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Assemble acorn squash on a baking sheet. Place 1 tablespoon of butter and brown sugar in each half. Add 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg in each and season with salt. Bake until golden and tender, about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, basting flesh of squash several times. Twenty minutes before the squash is done, sprinkle edges with raw sugar. Serve squash warm.

 

 

Green Pepper / Non-Local / 2  ea

 

Green Pepper and Tomato Salad: Combine peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, parsley in a bowl with your fingertips. Squeeze the juice of the lemon with the lemon half sitting upright. This will help prevent the seeds from falling into the bowl. The lemon juice will spill down over the sides of the lemon and the seeds will remain with the fruit. Squeeze the juice evenly over the salad. If the lemon is under-ripe, microwave it for 10 seconds before you cut into it. Next, sprinkle a tablespoon of vinegar over the salad -- just eyeball it. Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil over the salad, add the salt, pepper and cumin. Toss again. Taste to adjust seasonings and serve.

 

 

 

We expect the following in our Fruit Boxes

Gala 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.

 

Murcott Mandarins

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.

Asian  Pears

Pears may be left for just a short time at room temperature. They will keep the longest in your refrigerator.  Store them in the crisper drawer to retain their crispy texture and they will be fresh for up to 10 days.

Mango

Keep mangoes at room temperature to ripen. This can take up to 1 week. Then store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Peel the skin when ready to eat and cut lengthwise avoiding the long pit in the middle. You can also cut with the peel on and then remove the skin after cutting