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What’s in the box this week?
Posted By firstname.lastname@example.org On November 6, 2013 @ 12:31 pm In Eatwell Farm News,This Week's Box,Weekly Newsletter | 1 Comment
(Listed from shortest shelf life to longest shelf life)
Lettuce: We pick the lettuce and bag it in the field. It may be dirty but it keeps so much better like this. Just take what you need out of the bag, wash it and enjoy. Members tell me the lettuce keeps up to ten days this way. Store in your crisper.
Red Russian Kale: A beautiful crop that has some marks on it due to wind damage. This is not unusual at this time of the year. the air in the Mohave desert heats up drawing winds down our Valley from Oregon. It was Sown in August this delicious and succulent crops is ready to harvest now. Store in your crisper.
Beets or 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.
Arugula: This is delicious, a few holes are the price we pay for not even spraying even with organic chemicals. Lorraine made a Blue Cheese dressing last week which was amazing on arugula salad. Store in the fridge.
Romanesco or Broccoli: I am often asked if this is across between cauliflower and broccoli. It is a precursor to the both, they came out of it. Mathematicians go crazy for this vegetable the talk Fibonacci and Fractals. Some even buy it at the market just to paint it. I recommend trying it raw first. A light steaming or roasting in the oven works great too. Store in the crisper.
Baby Bok Choy: Those beatles has put a few holes in the boo choi too. The problem is that if we spray with an organic material it will most likely kill the good guys and girls too. I will take few holes to make sure we have a balance on the farm. I hope you will too. Store in the refrigerator.
Wakefield Cabbage: This is from my homeland. It is tasty and good looking. I have had rave reviews from members so have planted more for this year. Store in the crisper and cook lightly if at all.
Fuju persimmons: These are from Nacho and his Mexican American Family Farm near Fresno. They are certified organic and pack for a wholesaler called purity so that is why you may sometimes find these labels on fruit from them. I asked for small fruit responding to members with small children who sometimes cannot eat a whole fruit.
Pomegranates: Great additions to salads, our lunchtime salad today included them with roasted beets and apples. These are from our good friends at Twin Girls farm. They are organically grown as is everything at Eatwell Farm. Delicious.
White or Yellow Onions: Onions are difficult crop to grow organically as they do not shade out weeds at any time in their life. This year Ramon and Miguel did an amazing job keeping the crop clean with their finger weeder.
Butternut Squash: A true winter squash, nothing fancy in this one. We grow it to put in the share boxes one time because it has a following for the great flavor. It is not sweet but we all have to get over equating sweet with good. There are other flavors too.
Sweet Potatoes:. Ugly but delicious.
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