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


Item / Farm / Quantity (Depending on box size)


Carrots /  Non-Local / 1-2lbs

Whiskey Glazed Carrots: Melt 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) of the butter in a large skillet (with a lid) over high heat. Add half the carrots and stir them around to brown them quickly, about 1 minute. Remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining carrots. Pour the whiskey into the skillet, taking care if you're cooking over an open flame. Let the whiskey bubble up and cook until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low, add the other 1/2 stick of butter and stir it around until it's melted. Stir in the brown sugar and some salt and pepper. Add the leaves from 1 of the sprigs of thyme, then add the carrots. Reduce the heat to low, place the lid on the skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve garnished with the remaining thyme sprig.

 

Sweet Potato / Green Acres, IN / 1-4lbs

 Sweet Potato Hash: Add the potatoes to a large saucepan of salted boiling water and simmer until tender. Drain and dry completely with paper towels. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the red onions, bell peppers, green onions, and garlic, and saute until tender and lightly golden, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and remove to a bowl. Add the remaining 4 tablespoons oil to the skillet, and then add the drained and dried sweet potatoes. Cook in a single layer, stirring occasionally, on medium heat until they are tender, about 6 minutes. Increase the heat to high and cook, without stirring, until the potatoes are golden and crisp, about 2 more minutes. Sprinkle with the smoked paprika and gently stir in the onion mixture and parsley.

 

Green Kale / Non-Local / 1-2ea

Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale: Warm the olive oil in a large, heavy saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms, green beans, salt, and pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Add the wine and continue cooking until the green beans are almost tender, about 5 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and the kale and continue cooking until the kale has wilted, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice and the Parmesan cheese. Toss to coat and serve immediately.

  

Broccoli / Non-Local / 1bu

Fresh Broccoli Salad: Whisk together the vinegar, zest, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. While whisking constantly, gradually add the olive oil. Add the broccoli and toss to coat. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Stir in the tomatoes, hazelnuts and basil. Cover and allow to sit, at room temperature or in the refrigerator, for another 15 minutes before serving.

 

Cucumbers / Non-Local  / 1-2ea

Marinated Cucumber Salad Combine the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, oil and 1 tablespoon water in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Add the cucumbers, cover, and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Serve chilled.

 

Green Onions/ Non-Local  / 1bu

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Omelette with Green Onions: Whisk eggs and heavy cream together in a large mixing bowl. Take a large nonstick pan and set over medium heat. When the pan is heated add the butter and spread out evenly over the surface of the pan. Once it starts to foam turn the heat down and add eggs. Using a spatula swirl the eggs quickly in a circular motion as you gently shake the pan back and forth to cook evenly, you don't want any color. Once the eggs begin to set, drop the pieces of salmon, small spoonfuls of cream cheese, and green onions over the top. Season with salt and pepper, then as you slide it out onto your cutting board, roll 1 side over the top as you go to form an omelette. Slice crosswise into portions and serve

 

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

Grape Tomatoes / Non-Local / 1 pint

Halibut Kabobs with Zucchini and Grape Tomatoes: Halve zucchini lengthwise and then cut into 1/2-inch slices. Pour about 3 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil into a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini and season generously with salt. Saute until zucchini starts to soften, but is not fully cooked, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, cut the fish into 1-inch cubes for the kabobs and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the tomatoes and remaining olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and oregano. Toss until fish and tomatoes are well coated. Add zucchini once cooled. Assemble skewers and pour the remaining marinade over them. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to grill. Skewers can be left to marinate for 30 minutes but no longer than 1 1/2 hours since the lemon juice will start to "cook" the fish. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill skewers and baste with remaining marinade, turning once after several minutes on the first side, until fish is just cooked through but not flaking apart, about 7 to 9 minutes total. Serve immediately.

 

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

Pea Shoots / Living Water, IL / 1 bunch

Edamame with Dill Salt and Pea Shoots: Bring 8 cups (2 quarts) of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add a big pinch of coarse salt and then the edamame beans. Boil until the beans turn bright green, 1 minute. Drain into a colander, shaking to remove excess water. Let the beans cool for 2 minutes, and then toss with the salt and dill, tossing to coat. Add the pea shoots, toss briefly and serve immediately with a small dish alongside for collecting the shells.

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Red Cabbage / Non-Local  / 1ea

BlauKraut: Remove the 2 outer leaves of the cabbage. Cut the cabbage in half. Core it and cut into thin julienne. Put cabbage in bowl. Sprinkle with salt and red wine vinegar. Toss and let stand for 2 hours. Saute diced onions in butter. Add the apple and sugar. Saute lightly. Add strained cabbage to saute mix. Reserve the liquid. Stir for several minutes. Then add strained liquid, red wine, chicken stock, jam, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf and cook for approximately 40 minutes in a covered heavy bottomed pan Remove cinnamon stick, cloves and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper..

 

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

Zucchini / Non-Local/ 3ea

Fried Zucchini:  Pour enough oil into a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat the oil over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F. Stir 1 1/2 cups Parmesan, the panko, and salt in a medium bowl to blend. Whisk the eggs in another medium bowl to blend. Working in batches, dip the zucchini in the eggs to coat completely and allow the excess egg to drip back into the bowl. Coat the zucchini in the panko mixture, patting to adhere and coat completely. Place the zucchini strips on a baking sheet. When the oil is hot, working in batches, fry the zucchini sticks until they are golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried zucchini to paper towels and drain.Arrange the fried zucchini on a platter. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and serve.

 

Yellow Tomato / Mighty Vine, IL  / 1 ea

Heirloom Tomato Gratin: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lay the tomato slices flat and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Arrange the tomatoes in a 10-inch oval baking pan. Sprinkle the basil pieces on top. Combine the cheese, breadcrumbs and thyme in a small bowl. Sprinkle the tomatoes with this mixture and drizzle the entire mixture with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. Bake the gratin until the top is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve.

 

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.

 

Tangelos

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.


Bartlett 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.

 

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.


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