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


Item / Farm / Quantity (Depending on box size)

 

Fennel / PrairieErth, IL / 1 head

 

Orange and Fennel Salad: Place the sliced fennel in a salad bowl. Slice oranges to divide flesh sections and add to bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper. Toss, top with sweetened cranberries and serve.

 

 


Green Beans / Klug, MI  / 1lb

 

Fried Green Beans: Preheat oil to 375 degrees F. Whisk the beer, flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Dip green beans into batter to coat, letting excess drip off. Fry in the peanut oil in batches, until they are golden and crisp. Remove from oil with a spider strainer to a paper towel lined sheet tray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

 

 

 

 

Sweet Corn / Bob’s Fresh and Local, IL / 2-4 ears

 

Sweet Corn Pudding: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease casserole dish.

Shuck the corn and cut all kernels off with a knife into a bowl, making sure to keep all of the runoff juice from the corn. Reserve. Mix together the milk, heavy cream, cheese, cayenne pepper and eggs. Add in the reserved corn, cheese, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture over reserved corn. Pour into casserole dish and bake for 35 minutes or until set.

 

 

 

Chard  / Springdale, WI / 1-2 bu

 

Rigatoni with Swiss Chard and Sausage: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or wide skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon; set aside. Wipe the Dutch oven clean; add the butter and melt over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until slightly softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chard and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring, until combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the milk to the chard mixture and bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Stir in the sausage, parmesan, lemon zest and a few grinds of pepper. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 6 minutes. Add the pasta to the pot and toss, adding enough of the reserved pasta water to loosen.

 

 

 

 

Green Pepper / PrairieErth, IL  / 1-2 each

 

Sweet and Spicy Meatloaf:  Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the green peppers, red peppers and onions until very soft and browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a plate or baking sheet and refrigerate until cold. (This can be done a day ahead.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the breadcrumbs, milk and roasted garlic in a bowl; it should have an oatmeal-like consistency. Set aside. In another bowl, mix the ketchup, steak sauce, sriracha, maple syrup and steak seasoning. If the sauce is too spicy for you, add a little more ketchup to mellow the heat. Set aside. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, sausage, parsley, eggs, pepper-onion mixture and two-thirds of the meatloaf sauce. Mix well, but don't overwork. Take a small ball of the mixture and make a bite-size patty. Saute the patty in a pan until cooked through, then taste. Add salt and pepper to the meatloaf mix as needed.When you are happy with the flavor, place the meatloaf mixture in a greased loaf pan, or form it into a log and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove from the oven; adjust the oven to a low broil. Brush the top of the loaf with half of the remaining sauce, then return to the oven to caramelize the sauce, 2 to 3 minutes. Let rest for 20 minutes before slicing. Serve with mashed potatoes and a drizzle of the remaining sauce.

 

 

 

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

 

Italian Eggplant /  Springdale, WI  / 1 ea

 

Eggplant with Peanut Dressing:  Puree 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 garlic clove, the juice of 1 lemon and some fresh oregano in a blender. Blend in 3 tablespoons each olive oil and water; add salt and pepper. Brush 2 thinly sliced eggplants with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and grill 3 minutes per side. Top with the peanut dressing, more oregano and red pepper flakes.

 

 

Cucumber / Springdale, WI  / 1-2 each

 

Cucumber and Lemon Verbena Water: Put the cucumber slices in the bottom of a large pitcher. Gently roll the lemon verbena sprigs back and forth a few times in your hands to release the scent, then add them to the pitcher along with the water. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

 

Tomato / Springdale, WI  / 1-3 each

 

Hungarian Placki: For the Hungarian-style tomato-beef sauce: Place the ground beef in a large skillet. Brown the ground beef and put on the side. In a different saute pan, add the vegetable oil and heat. Add the onions and saute for 2 minutes. Add the green and red bell peppers and saute for another 2 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes, paprika, crushed red pepper, garlic, cayenne and the browned ground beef. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pan and cook on low heat for up to 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Please note that the sauce can be made in advance.  For the potato pancakes (placki): Combine the potatoes, onion, eggs and flour in a large bowl and mix well. Add salt and pepper. The mixture will be on the thicker side. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet. Place 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the hot oil, and flatten down gently with a spoon. Turn the heat to medium. Cook until the pancakes are golden brown on each side. To serve, place 2 to 4 tablespoons of sauce on top of 2 to 4 pancakes and garnish with a tablespoon of sour cream and parsley.

 

Zucchini / Springdale, WI  / 1-2 each

 

Zucchini Ribbon Salad: Shave the zucchini into long wide ribbons using a vegetable peeler or mandoline, turning the squash, if necessary, to ease shaving. Discard the seedy core. Put the zucchini into a colander set inside a bowl, sprinkle with salt, toss and drain for 30 minutes. Discard the liquid. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, and pepper in a serving bowl. Add the zucchini, onion, frisee, and radishes. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with almonds, basil, and Manchego cheese and serve. Can be stored, covered, in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

 

 

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

 

Celery / Springdale, WI  / 1ea

 

Celery Remoulade:  In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, mustard and creme fraiche. Set aside. Brush excess dirt off of the roots. Cut off the bottom and top of the roots. Cut the roots into quarters and peel. Rinse in cool water if there is any remaining dirt or debris. Slice each quarter on a mandoline into 1-inch long matchstick pieces and transfer directly to the dressing. Add the salt and pepper and stir well to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour and up to 3 before serving.

 

 

 

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

 

Cialntro / Springdale, WI / 1bu

 

Garlic Cilantro Lime Rice: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the rice and salt. Cook over a low heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the rice doesn't burn. Add 2 cups of the broth and the juice and zest of 2 limes and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the rice is done. Add more liquid as needed. The rice shouldn't be sticky.  Just before serving, stir through the juice of 1 lime and lots of chopped cilantro.

 

 

Green Onions / PrairieErth, IL  / 1bu

 

Green Onion Hash: Scoop cooked potatoes from shells and coarsely chop. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over moderate heat. Add oil and butter to the pan. When butter melts into the oil, add green onions and cook 1 minute. Add potatoes and cook, turning occasionally, until potatoes are crusted and golden and onions begin to brown at edges.

 

Red Potato / Rose Farm, KY / 2lb

 

Red Potatoes and Thyme: In a deep, medium skillet, bring water to a boil. Add quartered potatoes and simmer 12 minutes, until fork tender. Drain potatoes in a colander set over a pot. Allow the stock to cool and refrigerate for another use. Return the pan you cooked the potatoes in to heat over medium high. Add extra-virgin olive oil and butter, then, when butter melts add potatoes. Season potatoes with salt, pepper and chopped thyme. Coat and brown the potatoes, turning only occasionally, 7 or 8 minutes.

 

 

 

 

We expect the following in our Fruit Boxes

 

Cherries

Cherries are best stored in your refrigerator. Treat your cherries as you would berries - gently and only rinse when you are ready to enjoy them.

Peaches

Stone fruit may be left for 3 to 4 days at room temperature but be sure they are out of direct sunlight. Certainly if your fruit is not fully ripe, they can be left out for longer. Transfer them to the refrigerator once they begin to soften. If you store them right away in the refrigerator, stone fruit will keep fresh for about 5 to 7 days.

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.

Honeycrisp 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.