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


Item / Farm / Quantity (Depending on box size)

 

Merlot Potatoes /  Igl, WI / 1-2lbs

Spicy Roasted Merlot Potatoes Carrots: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put a sheet tray in oven to get hot. Toss the potatoes in a large bowl with the olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and cumin. Spread potatoes out evenly on the hot half sheet tray. Roast until tender and nicely browned, about 35 minutes .Remove the potatoes from the oven and put them back into the bowl. Add the vinegar, parsley, cilantro, chives, salt and pepper, to taste. Toss well to combine ingredients evenly. Serve alongside roasted chicken, if desired.

 

 

Spinach / Springdale, WI / 1-2 8oz bags

 

Spinach Loaf: Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-5-inch nonstick loaf pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Set aside. Place the eggs and milk in a large bowl. Add the bread and stir to combine. Heat the butter in a large, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, 1 teaspoon of the salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper and cook until soft, about 6 minutes. In batches, add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 15 minutes. Drain in a colander. Press gently on top of the spinach to release excess moisture. Set aside to cool slightly. Transfer the spinach mixture to a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour the spinach into the bowl with the bread mixture. Add 3/4 cup of the Parmesan, the remaining salt and pepper and the nutmeg. Stir until smooth. Spread half of the mixture on the bottom of the prepared pan. Lay the hard boiled eggs, end-to-end, in a line along the center of the spinach mixture. Add the remaining spinach mixture on top and press gently. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan on top and bake for 1 hour. Cool 15 minutes, then run a thin metal spatula around the edges of the pan to release the loaf. Invert the loaf onto a cutting board, remove the parchment paper, and cut into slices

 

 


Broccoli / Non-Local / 1bu

 

Broccoli Soffritti: Trim the broccoli into long stalks, removing the bottom 2 inches and leaving the leaves attached. Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil. Meanwhile, place a 12 to 14-inch saute pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the garlic and anchovies and cook 5 minutes, until just golden brown and very fragrant. While the garlic and anchovies cook, plunge broccoli into boiling water and cook for 1 minute. Remove broccoli from water, drain well, and add it to the pan with the garlic and anchovies. Cook 10 to12 minutes, until tender and yet still holding its shape. Remove from heat and season aggressively with pepper and timidly with salt. This dish may be served hot or at room temperature.

 

 

Crimini Mushrooms/ River Valley Ranch, WI / 8oz

 

Smothered Mushrooms with Kale: Heat a medium skillet with extra-virgin olive oil and butter over medium to medium-high heat. When fat is hot, add garlic and mushrooms and place a lid which is too small for the skillet down into the pan, pressing and smothering the mushrooms. Cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring once, then wilt the kale into the pan, turning it with tongs to combine with mushrooms. Smother the greens for 1 to 2 minutes, then deglaze the pan with Marsala and season the mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.

 

 

Zucchini / Non-Local  / 1bu

 

Zucchini-tini: To make the zucchini water: Grate the zucchini on the large holes of a box grater and put it in a fine mesh sieve over a bowl; sprinkle with a pinch of salt and let stand for 15 minutes. Press the zucchini to extract as much water as possible.  To make the cocktail: Put the simple syrup, zucchini water, sake, and gin in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into 2 chilled martini glasses. Float a zucchini slice in each drink and serve immediately.

 

 

 

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

 

Green Kale / Non-Local  / 1-2ea

 

Kale Chips:  Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F.Put the kale leaves in a bowl. Lightly pour the olive oil over the kale until the kale is glistening and coated; do not apply too much oil. Sprinkle the oregano and za'atar over the top of the kale. Season with salt and toss. Transfer the kale to a baking sheet. Bake until crispy, 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your oven. Cool and serve.

 

 

Grape Tomatoes / Non-Local / 1 pint

Italian Style Sausage Skewers: Cook the sausage according to the directions on the package and cut it into 1-inch rounds. Cut the basil leaves lengthwise into thirds.  Put an olive half about 1/3 of the way down onto a skewer. Then add 1 strip of basil, folding so it fits nicely on the skewer. Follow with 1 grape tomato and a round of sausage. Position everything on the end of the skewer so the skewer can stand up on its sausage end.

 

 

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

Ginger / Non-Local / .3lbs

 

Ginger Snaps: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cardamom, clove and salt. Place the brown sugar and butter into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on low speed until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the molasses, egg and fresh ginger and beat on medium for 1 minute. Add the crystallized ginger and using a rubber spatula, stir to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until well combined. With a 2-teaspoon sized scoop, drop the dough onto a parchment lined half sheet pan approximately 2-inches apart. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 12 minutes for slightly chewy cookies or 15 minutes for more crisp cookies. Rotate the pan halfway through cooking. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to stay on the sheet pan for 30 seconds before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with all of the dough. Store in an airtight container for up 10 days. If desired, you may scoop and freeze the cookie dough on a sheet pan and once frozen, place in a resealable bag to store. Bake directly from the freezer as above.

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Yellow Onions / Non-Local  /1-3lbs

 

Onion Jam: Melt the butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions, lemon zest, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until the onions start to turn translucent, about 5 minutes Add the coriander, 1/4 cup of the brown sugar and half the lemon juice and turn the heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions start to cook down and the liquid is evaporated, about 15 minutes. Add 1/3 cup water every 10 minutes and continue to cook until the onions are thick and golden brown, about 55 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and the lemon juice and cook until the brown sugar melts, 3 to 5 minutes more. Season to taste.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Red Pepper / Non-Local/ 2 ea

 

Red Pepper Scallops:  In a bowl, combine the scallops, olive oil, lemon zest, and black pepper, to taste. Preheat the broiler or prepare coals for outdoor grilling. Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise and remove the stems, seeds, and ribs. If cooking in a broiler, place the peppers cut side down on a baking sheet. Broil or grill the peppers until blackened, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper bag, close the top and let steam for 10 minutes. Remove the charred skins and cut the peppers lengthwise into 3/4-inch strips. Wrap a pepper strip around each scallop to cover completely, overlapping the pepper ends. Secure the strips by running a 10-inch metal skewer through the scallop and pepper. Use 6 skewers; add scallops to each skewer until filled. Grill skewers over a medium-hot fire, turning once, until scallops are almost firm to the touch, 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Alternatively, cook under the broiler for about 3 minutes per side.

 

 

Parsley / Non-Local / 1 bu

 

Parsley Grits: Pour the water into a large saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil and add the salt, grits, and parsley. Stir well, lower the heat to medium and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the grits are thick and creamy. Add the butter and blue cheese and stir well to combine. Serve immediately.

 

 

 

 

We expect the following in our Fruit Boxes

 

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.

 

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.

 

Lemons

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.

 

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.

Abate Fetel 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.