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This weeks box, after the rain.
Posted By firstname.lastname@example.org On September 26, 2013 @ 8:14 pm In Eatwell Farm News,This Week's Box,Weekly Newsletter | 2 Comments
(Listed from shortest shelf life to longest shelf life)
Asian Pears or Strawberries: The Asian pears are from Terra Firma in Winters. These are also CCOF certified organic like all of our produce. OR Strawberries which we dare to pick these ripe so they taste amazing. Those red strawberries in the store that are white and crunchy are picked way under ripe. If your berries arrive in a mess let me know and I will replace them. Eat them right away, do not store them.
Russian Red Kale: Sown in August this delicious and succulent crops is ready to harvest now. One restaurant customer has said it is the best kale they have ever bought. Store in your crisper.
Summer Squash: We have four types of squash planted so you may get the light green Mexican, dark green regular squash, yellow squash or the round ones. Store in the fridge.
Sweet Peppers: We have sweet Hungarian and Gypsy peppers. These are not hot. Store in the fridge.
Roma or Red Slicer Tomatoes: The fall is approaching fast and the quality of some of this crop is not what we normally expect to put in your box. These are excellent for sauce, cooking in general, as they are far less juicy and much more meaty than heirlooms. Keep on the counter unless they are cut or split in which case refrigerate them.
Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes: The seeds for these wonderful summer fruits have been grown from seed we have selected and saved over the last twenty years. We will try and give you a range of ripeness so they last longer. Do not refrigerate.
Watermelon: These watermelons are modern hybrids, not GMO. I have spent many years trying to find the perfect heirloom watermelon variety and have pretty much given up. Enjoy.
Tomatillos: I grew this many years ago as a challenge to members who would not normally have bought them in the store. It turns out they were a great success and have been a staple ever since. They are late this year. Store in the crisper.
Eggplant: Aubergine to those from Europe. This is not bitter like the store bought one’s. I never liked them unless they were soaked and salted. These taste great, Lorraine dipped the slices in batter last week. Store in the crisper.
Red or Yellow Onions: Our crop this year was nothing short of spectacular thanks in a large part to Jose keeping them alive in very windy conditions after planting and Ramon constantly weeding them with our finger weeder.
Festival Squash: A delicious cross between Delicata and Acorn Squash. Personally, I think Delicata is too sweet and acorn too dry so this one turns out just perfect.
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