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


Item / Farm / Quantity (Depending on box size)

 

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

Spinach Casserole: Pre-heat oven to 350-degrees F. Wash spinach (trim stems if using fresh bunches), and drain well. In a food processor, chop spinach to about the size of confetti. Put in colander in workable amounts to squeeze out all possible liquid.

Over medium heat, brown the ground beef and sausage, about 15 minutes. Add chopped celery, onion and garlic. Continue cooking until vegetables are translucent, about 5 minutes. Be sure to drain all grease. In a large mixing bowl, combine chopped spinach with cooked meat and mix thoroughly. Add 1/2 cup of broth. Season the mixture with cinnamon, cloves, allspice, salt, and pepper. Add drained olives. Spoon into 2 1/2 quart casserole dish and cover with lid. Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

 

Cauliflower / Non-Local / 1ea

Cauliflower Melt: Roast the cauliflower: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Cut off the cauliflower stem, then place the head cut-side down and slice into 1/2-inch-thick steaks. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, mustard powder, paprika and some salt and pepper. Brush the cauliflower steaks with the spiced oil. Place them flat on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Carefully flip the cauliflower, return to the oven and roast until golden, another 10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the honey mustard: In a small bowl, mix together the yellow mustard, stone-ground mustard and honey. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. For the sandwich build: Melt 2 tablespoons butter on a griddle over medium-low heat. Spread some honey mustard on 4 pieces of bread; top each with some cheese, roasted cauliflower, sliced pears, more cheese and another piece of bread. Place 2 sandwiches on the griddle and cover with a metal bowl. Cook until golden and crisp on the outside and gooey in the middle, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter to the griddle and repeat with the remaining sandwiches. Serve with the remaining honey mustard.

 

 

Celery Root / PrairieErth, IL / 1 ea

 

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.

 

 

 

Ramps / Annabelle’s Garden, IN / 4-8oz

 

Orecchiette with Ramps and Favas : In a very large pot, bring 5 quarts water and 3 tablespoons salt to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until just al dente, about 1 minute less than the package directions. Occasionally give the pasta a stir so it doesn't stick together. Scoop out and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water before draining the pasta. Meanwhile, put a large skillet over high heat. Add the olive oil and sausage and cook, breaking up the meat as it cooks, 2 to 4 minutes. Add the fava beans and ramps, season with salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Add the pasta and reserved pasta water to the pan and cook for 30 seconds, stirring to blend. Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan. Top with a good drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of freshly ground pepper.

 

 

 

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

 

Parsnips /  Springdale, WI / 1lb

Parsnip Hummus: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season generously with salt and add the parsnips. Boil until the parsnips are as soft as butter, 10 to 15 minutes. If certain pieces are still hard while others are tender, pull out the tender ones, and allow the tougher ones to cook another 5 minutes. It's really important to cook the parsnips until they're lusciously soft, or else your hummus will be stodgy. Drain the parsnips, saving about 1 cup of the hot water. Toss the parsnips into a food processor along with the tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and 1/4 cup of hot water. Puree until smooth. Taste for seasoning, and depending on how salty your tahini is, adjust the salt and pepper accordingly. Serve warm or at room temperature. I like to pile the hummus into a shallow bowl, forming a small pool in the middle. Pour a little olive oil into the pool and sprinkle with a little paprika. Serve alongside a gorgeous platter of vegetables.

 

 

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

 

Salad Mix / Springdale, WI  / 6-12 oz

 

Greek Chicken, Garden Vegetable and Spring Mix Salad:  Brush chicken breasts with oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place chicken in 2-quart shallow baking dish; bake 25 to 30 minutes or until no longer pink in center (165 degrees F.). Cool chicken enough to handle; slice into thin strips. Combine salad blend, vegetables from pouch, garbanzo beans, cherry tomatoes, olives and red onion in large bowl. Toss with Greek Vinaigrette, to taste. Divide salad mixture on 4 large plates. Top each with sliced chicken. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Greek Vinaigrette:

Whisk together 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel, 1 teaspoon dried oregano crushed, salt and black pepper, to taste until well blended. Makes about 1 cup.

 

 

 

Fingerling Potatoes / Igl, WI / 1-2lbs

 

Fingerling Homefries: Place the potatoes in a pot, cover them with water and season the water abundantly with salt. Bring to a boil and cook the potatoes until a fork slides in and out of them easily. Drain potatoes and cool. Coat a large saute pan generously with olive oil. Add the onions, season with salt and bring the pan to a medium high heat. Add the crushed red pepper flakes and saute for 7 to 8 minutes or until the onions are soft and wilted but do not have any color. Using the heel of your hand, smash the boiled potatoes to flatten and to break apart. Add to the pan, toss with onions and then flatten them against the bottom of the pan so they begin to form a crust. Repeat this process a few times so a lot of crust forms. Season with salt and toss with the chopped parsley.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Vine On Tomatoes / Mighty Vine, IL / 1#

 

Tomato Carpaccio:  Place the egg yolks, mustard, garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process for 15 seconds. Combine the olive and canola oils in a glass measuring cup. With the food processor running, slowly pour the oils in a thin stream down the feed tube, as you would to make mayonnaise. Add the grated Parmesan and pulse to combine. The mixture will be thin enough to drizzle on the tomatoes. Pour a puddle of dressing in the middle of 4 dinner plates. Core the tomatoes and slice crosswise with a serrated knife about 3/8 inch thick. Arrange overlapping slices of tomatoes decoratively on the plates. Sprinkle with the fleur de sel and drizzle more dressing onto the tomatoes with a tablespoon. Sprinkle with the capers, basil, shaved Parmesan, and pepper. Serve at room temperature with a pitcher of extra dressing on the side.

 

 

Radish / Non-Local / 1 bu

 

Glazed Radish: Cut the greens off about 1/4 inch above where they join the radishes, leaving a tiny decorative piece of green attached to each radish. Trim off the root tips. Put the radishes in a saute pan just large enough to hold them in a single layer and pour over enough broth or water, about 1 cup, to come halfway up the sides of the radishes. Add the butter to the pan and sprinkle over sugar and salt. Bring to a simmer over high heat, turn down the heat to medium, and place a sheet of aluminum foil or wax paper loosely over the radishes. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the radishes can be poked through with a skewer or paring knife but still offer some resistance. If they are done but there is still liquid in the pan, remove foil or paper and turn the heat up high to quickly evaporate the liquid. When all the liquid has evaporated and the radishes start to brown on 1 side, toss them, or very gently stir until they are lightly browned on all sides and a thin layer of caramelized sugar has attached to the bottom of the pan. Pour about 2 tablespoons water into the pan and quickly toss or stir the radishes over high heat to dissolve the sugar caramelized on the bottom of the pan and get it to coat the radishes in an even layer. When the water has evaporated, grind over some pepper and 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.

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

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.

 

Valencia Oranges

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.

Bosc 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.