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


Item / Farm / Quantity (Depending on box size)

 

Corno Di Toro Peppers / PrairieErth, IL / 3-6 each

Five Spice Beef and Pepper Stir-Fry: Boil water for rice and prepare to package directions. Place beef broth in a small pot over low heat to warm the liquid. Heat a wok shaped skillet or pan over high heat. Add oil (it will smoke) and meat bits. Stir-fry meat 3 minutes and remove from pan or move off to the side of the wok. Return pan to heat and add peppers and onions. Stir-fry veggies 2 minutes. Add meat back to the pan. Add sherry and stir fry until liquid almost evaporates about 1 minute. Add soy sauce to the pan. Dissolve cornstarch with a ladle of warm beef broth. Add beef broth to the pan, then add cornstarch combined with broth, the five-spice powder and black pepper. Stir sauce until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Adjust seasonings. Add more soy or salt if necessary. Remove stir-fry from heat. Fill dinner bowls with beef stir-fry and top with a scoop of rice. Scoop rice with ice cream scoop to get a rounded ball. By placing rice on top of stir-fry, rice will stay firm and not soak up too much sauce. Garnish with chopped scallions and smoked almonds.

 

 

Red Potatoes / Rose farm, KY  / 1-2#

Roasted Potatoes: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Scrub the potatoes well and cut them in half. In a bowl combine the potatoes with the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, tossing to coat. Arrange the potatoes in a roasting pan in a single layer and sprinkle with 1/4 cup water. Roast the potatoes for 45 minutes or until the potatoes and garlic are tender and golden brown. In a serving bowl toss the potatoes and garlic with the Parmesan and parsley.;

 

 

Cherry Tomatoes / Springdale, WI  / 1-3 each

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the tomatoes lightly with olive oil on a sheet pan. Spread them out into one layer and sprinkle generously with kosher salt and pepper. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until the tomatoes are soft. Transfer the tomatoes to a serving platter and sprinkle with basil leaves and sea salt. Serve hot or at room temperature.

 

 

Crimini Mushrooms / River Valley Ranch, WI / 8oz

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots: Put green beans in a microwave-safe bowl with the water. Cover tightly and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Carefully remove the cover, drain in a colander, shaking off any excess water, and set aside. While the beans are cooking, heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, until softened slightly, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until the water they release has evaporated and they begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Add the green beans and stir to combine and rewarm. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

 

Green Beans / Mick Klug, MI  / 1#

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots:  See Above!

 

Scallions / Springdale, WI  / 1 bu

Shrimp Cakes with Scallion Dip:  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Puree the mayonnaise, parsley, scallion, garlic, 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor; transfer to a bowl. Add half of the shrimp to the food processor and pulse until a thick paste forms. Add the remaining shrimp, 1/2 cup panko, 2 tablespoons of the prepared dressing, the egg and lemon zest. Pulse until combined but still chunky. With oiled hands, shape the mixture into eight 1/2-inch-thick patties. Transfer to a baking sheet; freeze 5 minutes. Put the remaining 1/2 cup panko on a plate. Heat the vegetable oil in a large nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Coat the patties on both sides with the panko; cook until golden, 2 minutes per side. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the patties are cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, toss the greens, radishes, 2 tablespoons of the dressing and the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Serve the shrimp cakes with the salad and remaining dressing.

 

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

Red Onion/ Springdale, WI  / 1-3 each

Red Onion and Cucumber Salad: Place the onions in a large bowl; set aside. In a colander, lightly salt the cucumbers and let drain for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together the ginger, garlic, chives, and vinegar in a small bowl. While whisking, slowly add the oil and whisk until smooth. Add the pepper flakes, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the cucumbers to the onions and toss well. Add the dressing and toss well. Adjust the seasonings. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours before serving. Serve chilled.

 

 

Eggplant / PrairieErth, IL / 1-2 each

Eggplant Napolean: Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. For the vegetables: Place a grill pan over medium-high heat, or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the eggplant until tender, about 4 minutes each side. Grill the asparagus for 3 to 4 minutes, turning occasionally until crisp-tender. When cool enough to handle, cut the asparagus in half crosswise. For the filling: In a small bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, basil, Pecorino Romano, lemon zest, and lemon juice until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. To assemble: Place 4 slices eggplant on a work surface. Spread each with 2 to 3 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture. Line 4 pieces of asparagus, side-by-side, on top. Place another slice of eggplant on top and repeat the layers. Top each napoleon with a slice of eggplant and place on a small baking sheet. Bake until warmed through, about 10 minutes, and serve.

 

 

Green Cabbage / Springdale, WI / 1 each

Cabbage and Green Bean Salad: In a large pot of boiling water, salted water over high heat, blanch the green beans for 1 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and shock in a large bowl of ice water, drain. In the same pot, add the red cabbage and blanch for 1 minute, remove with a slotted spoon and shock in the ice water, drain well. In a large bowl, combine the blanched red cabbage and the raw Napa cabbage, jalapeno pepper, vinegar, oil and honey, season to taste with slat and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a large saucepan and cook, covered, mixing occasionally, until cooked through. Combine the juices, basil, and onion in a blender and blend until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the oil until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the cabbage in a serving bowl, toss with the citrus vinaigrette and fold in the haricots verts. Serve at room temperature.

 

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

Curly Kale /  Springdale, WI  / 1-2 ea

Tuscan Kale Salad:  For the Tuscan kale salad: Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn off the heat. Carefully submerge the kale in the hot water for 1 minute. Drain in a colander and immediately rinse with cold water to halt the cooking process. (The kale should be just slightly wilted and tenderized.) Remove the kale to a towel-lined baking sheet to drain excess water. In a small bowl, combine the raisins, white wine vinegar and 1/4 cup hot water. Rehydrate the raisins for at least 15 minutes, then drain when ready to serve. For the anchovy dressing: Into a blender add the white wine vinegar, pecorino, shallots honey and anchovies. Blend on high until smooth. With the motor running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Pour the dressing over the salad at least 15 minutes before serving to help further tenderize the kale. When ready to serve, add the toasted hazelnuts and plumped golden raisins and garnish with the shaved pecorino.

 

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

 

Tomato / Springdale, WI / 2 ea

Pico De Gallo: Dice up equal quantities of onion and tomato. Roughly chop the cilantro. Now, slice 1 or 2 jalapenos in half. With a spoon, scrape out the seeds. (If you like things spicy, leave in some of the white membranes.) Dice the jalapenos very finely; you want a hint of heat and jalapeno flavor, but you don't want to cause any fires. Now dump the four ingredients into a bowl. Slice the lime in half and squeeze the juice from half a lime the bowl. Sprinkle with salt, and stir together until combined. Be sure to taste the pico de gallo and adjust the seasonings, adding salt or more diced jalapeno if needed.

 

 

Corn/ Smits, IL / 4 ears

Fresh Corn Salad: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the corn for 3 minutes until the starchiness is just gone. Drain and immerse it in ice water to stop the cooking and to set the color. When the corn is cool, cut the kernels off the cob, cutting close to the cob.

Toss the kernels in a large bowl with the red onions, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Just before serving, toss in the fresh basil. Taste for seasonings and serve cold or at room temperature.

 

 

Basil / Springdale, WI / 1 each

Bruschetta: Preheat broiler to high, (if you prefer you can also grill the bread). Place bread slices on a broiler pan. Char bread on each side under hot broiler, keep an eye on it! Rub toasts with cracked garlic and drizzle with oil. Chop seeded tomatoes and place in a small bowl. Pile basil leaves on top of one another and roll into a log. Thinly slice basil into green confetti and loosely combine with tomatoes. Add a drizzle of oil and a little coarse salt to the bowl and gently toss tomatoes and basil to coat. Pile toasts around the bowl of topping. Place a spoon to scoop topping in bowl and serve.

 

 

 

 

We expect the following in our Fruit Boxes

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.

Zestar 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.

Watermelon

Store melons at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. They will keep for several days on your kitchen counter. Transfer to the refrigerator once cut.

Canadice Grapes

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