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


Item / Farm / Quantity (Depending on box size)

 

Acorn Squash / Fifth Season, WI / 1 each

Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Scoop the seeds and stringy pulp out of the squash cavities and discard. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, syrup and salt and pepper, to taste. Rub the squash cavities and cut sides of the squash with the butter mixture and place them on a baking sheet, cut side up. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork. Serve 1 half per person.

 

 

 

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.;

 

 

Leeks / Springdale, WI  / 0.5-1lb

Leek Rings: Preheat the oil in a heavy 5-quart pot over medium-high heat to 375 degrees F. Slice the leeks into 1/2-inch wide rings, separating them 2 layers at a time. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk and the egg. In another medium mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Divide the flour into 2 separate, shallow dishes and place the milk and egg mixture in a third. Going 1 small handful at a time, dip the rings first into the first flour mixture, then into the milk and egg, and then into the second flour mixture. Working in batches, fry the rings for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the rings to a cooling rack set inside a half sheet pan and allow to drain for 2 to 3 minutes before serving. Season with additional salt, if desired

 

 

 

 

Cauliflower / Springdale, WI / 1 head

Cauliflower Rice: Trim the cauliflower florets, cutting away as much stem as possible. In 3 batches, break up the florets into a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles couscous. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. At the first wisp of smoke from the oil, add the onions, and stir to coat. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the onions are golden brown at the edges and have softened, about 8 minutes. Add the cauliflower, and stir to combine. Add 1 teaspoon salt, and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower has softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Spoon the cauliflower into a large serving bowl, garnish with the parsley, sprinkle with the lemon juice and season to taste with salt. Serve warm.

 

 

Radishes/ PrairieErth, IL  / 1 bu

Pozole:  Place a Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the carrots, oregano, scallions and garlic and cook until softened. Stir in the pimientos, salt, cumin, chili powder and red chile flakes. Raise the heat to high and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Add the tomato paste and fry until the color deepens, about 1 minute. Add the chicken stock, shredded chicken, hominy and crushed tomatoes. Bring to a low boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and juice the halved lime into the soup. Taste and adjust the seasonings. To serve, add some of the shredded cabbage to the bottom of a soup bowl and ladle over the hot soup. Garnish the top with cilantro, radish, avocado, sour cream and hot sauce. Serve with limes wedges on the side.

 

 

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

Mixed Color Peppers / Springdale, WI  / 1-2 each

Fried Peppers and Olives: Heat 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 sage sprigs, the zest of 1 lemon (in strips) and a pinch of red pepper flakes in a skillet over medium-high heat, 1 minute. Add 6 to 8 baby bell peppers; cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add 8 smashed garlic cloves and cook 3 more minutes. Add 1 cup mixed olives and cook 2 more minutes. Transfer to a dish and serve with crusty bread.

 

 

 

Eggplant / Springdale, WI / 1-2 each

Funghetto: For the peppers: Place an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Spray a small baking dish or baking sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray. Arrange the peppers, cut side-up, on the baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil. Bake until the peppers are tender but still holding their shape, about 20 minutes. For the eggplant: Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a 12-inch nonstick skillet. Add the eggplant in batches and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels and season with salt. For the filling: Combine the cooked eggplant, tomato-basil sauce, olives, capers, salt and pepper in a 12-inch nonstick skillet. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes. For the topping: In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Preheat the broiler. Spoon the filling into the bell peppers and sprinkle the topping over the filling. Drizzle with the olive oil and broil until a golden crust forms, 2 to 3 minutes.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Lacinato Kale / Springdale, WI / 1 ea

Crab and Kale Dip: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the kale and 1/4 cup water. When the water boils, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the kale is tender, about 15 minutes. In a large bowl, mix together the crabmeat, 1/2 cup of the Cheddar, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan and the sour cream, cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Stir in the cooked kale. Transfer the mixture to an 8-by-8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Cheddar and 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Bake until the dip is hot and bubbly and the cheese on top is melted and golden, 35 minutes.

Spicy Greens / Living Water, IL / 1ea

Vinaigrette For Green Salad: In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, garlic, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Place the salad greens in a medium bowl and add enough dressing to moisten. Sprinkle with a little extra salt and pepper, if desired, and serve immediately.

 

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

 

Heirloom Tomato / Springdale, WI / 2 each

Roasted Tomatoes: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Arrange the tomatoes on a sheet pan, cut sides up, in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle the garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper over the tomatoes. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the tomatoes are concentrated and beginning to caramelize. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

Italian Parsley / Springdale, WI / 1 each

Parsley Pesto: In a food processor place the garlic, parsley, pinch salt, walnuts, and cheese. Process until they form a paste. Gradually blend in olive oil, taste adjust your seasoning if necessary. Great with pasta, poultry, vegetables and rice.

 

 

 

We expect the following in our Fruit Boxes

Nectarines and Stanley Plums

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.

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.

Marquis 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.

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.