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


Item / Farm / Quantity (Depending on box size)

 

Yellow Onions / Springdale, WI / 1-2lb

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.

 

Gold Potatoes / Springdale, WI / 1-2lb

Yukon Gold Potatoes: Jacques Pepin Style: Place the potatoes in a deep skillet and add salt and pepper, to taste. Cover potatoes halfway with chicken stock, about 3 cups, add the butter and cover skillet with a lid. Cook the potatoes in the stock until almost tender, about 5 to 8 minutes, depending upon the size of the potatoes. Remove the lid and allow the stock to evaporate, about another 5 minutes. Once the stock has evaporated pop each potato using a ladle or large spoon, creating a small crack in each, but do not smash. Allow the potatoes to brown on each side, another 5 minutes, and re-season with salt and pepper, if necessary or desired. Remove the browned potatoes from the skillet and place onto a serving platter, garnished with the parsley.

 

Napa Cabbage / PrairieErth. IL  / 1 head

Chicken and Napa Cabbage Stir Fry: Slice the chicken into thin pieces, 1/8-inch thick and 2 to 3 inches long. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, tossing over high heat until it begins to brown evenly. Add mushrooms and carrots and stir fry briefly, shaking the pan and tossing the chicken and mushrooms together. Add the cabbage and stir to combine well. Add the fish sauce and sesame oil. Cook the cabbage briefly before adding the chicken broth. Bring quickly to the boil and reduce for a moment before adding the honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss for another 1 minute. Add the dissolved cornstarch and stir in to coat evenly. Remove from the head before the cabbage loses its crispness and color and serve.

 

Zucchini  /Non Local  / 1-2 each

Zucchini Fritters: Grate 2 small zucchini into a colander in the sink; toss with 2 teaspoons salt and let sit 10 minutes. Squeeze out the liquid. Mix with 4 minced scallions, 1/4 cup each chopped parsley and dill, 1 beaten egg, 3/4 cup grated parmesan and 1/4 cup flour. Pan-fry spoonfuls of the mixture in olive oil, flattening with a spatula, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and season with salt.

 

Carrots / PrairieErth, IL / 1-2lb

Roasted Carrots: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. If the carrots are thick, cut them in half lengthwise; if not, leave whole. Slice the carrots diagonally in 1 1/2-inch-thick slices. (The carrots will shrink while cooking so make the slices big.) Toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a sheet pan in 1 layer and roast in the oven for 20 minutes, until browned and tender. Toss the carrots with minced dill or parsley, season to taste, and serve.

 

 

Red Beets / Stateline,IA  / 1-2 lb

Roasted Beet Salad with Chickpeas and Red Onion: Set the beets, garlic and rosemary on a large piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, sprinkle with some salt and pepper and add a splash of water. Fold the foil up into a pouch and seal the edges. Transfer to the oven and cook until the beets are easily pierced with a knife, 45 to 50 minutes. When done, remove the beets from the pouch and set them aside until cool enough to handle. With a paper towel rub the skins from the beets. Cut the peeled beets into bite-size cubes. Mince the roasted garlic. Combine the beets, garlic, chickpeas, red onion, pickles and lemon juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and toss to mix. Transfer the salad to a serving platter. Sprinkle with the cotija and cilantro and serve.

 

 

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

Delicata Squash / Springdale, WI / 1 each

Roasted Squash: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix together garlic, olive oil, sugar, cumin, chili flakes and cinnamon. Add squash cubes and toss well to evenly coat. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Place on two sheet pans and bake until nicely caramelized and soft when poked with a fork, stirring squash halfway through baking, about 25 to 30 minutes. While baking, place almonds in a dry skillet over medium-high heat and toast, stirring often, until lightly golden, about 4 minutes. Transfer squash and almonds to a serving bowl, toss with orange juice and zest, and serve.

 

 

Cherry Tomatoes /Mighty Vine, IL/ 1lb

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes: Preheat the broiler. Slice off the top 1/4 inch of each tomato, then scoop out and discard some of the core using a melon baller or small spoon. Cut a thin sliver off the bottom of the tomatoes so they will sit flat. Put the tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, red pepper flakes and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, then stand them up and press a cube of feta about halfway inside each one. Broil until the cheese is browned and slightly soft, about 2 minutes.Mix the olive paste with 1 tablespoon water and dot all over a serving plate. Arrange the broiled tomatoes on the plate; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Scatter the mint on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

 

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

 

Arugula / Non-Local / 5oz

Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza: Place a pizza stone or upside-down baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 450 degrees F. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch round. Transfer to a cornmeal-dusted pizza peel or another upside-down baking sheet; slide the dough onto the hot pizza stone or baking sheet. Bake 8 minutes. Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl with the garlic, rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste. Remove the pizza from the oven, brush with the olive oil mixture and top with the ricotta and mozzarella. Return the pizza to the oven; bake until the cheese is golden and bubbly, about 6 more minutes. Meanwhile, toss the arugula and shallot in a large bowl with the lemon juice, the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Top the pizza with the arugula salad, prosciutto and shaved parmesan. Cut into slices.

 

 

 

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

Scarlet Turnips / PrairieErth, IL / 2lbs

Mashed Turnips and Sage: Add the turnips and potatoes to a large pot of cold salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until soft and tender, about 20 minutes. In a small saucepan, add the butter over medium-high heat. Once melted and foamy, add the shallots and sage and saute until the shallot is tender, the sage is fragrant and the butter begins to brown. Season with salt and pepper. Add the milk and bring to a simmer. (This will infuse the milk with the sage flavor.) Drain the turnips and potatoes in a colander in the sink. Add the turnips and potatoes back to the pot they were cooked in. Add the hot milk and roughly mash the vegetables. If you prefer a smoother texture, use an immersion blender and puree until smooth and silky. Taste for seasoning, add salt and pepper.

 

 

 

Roma Tomatoes / Non Local  / 2lbs

Balsamic roasted Tomatoes: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place tomato slices on baking sheet. Brush with balsamic dressing and sprinkle Parmesan over tops. Top with chopped basil. Roast for 15 minutes. Serve hot.

 

 

We expect the following in our Fruit Boxes

Danjou 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.

Red 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.

 

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.

Honey Crisp 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.

And KIWI!