Clockwise, from upper left: Curly kale, New Zealand spinach, spring onions, green summer crisp lettuce (large share only), Swiss chard, cherry tomatoes, red leaf lettuce, cabbage, golden beets, fresh basil (large share pictured).
Use first (will keep about a week): basil, cherry tomatoes
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): everything else!
While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.
Happy Week 11 of the Summer CSA!
This week marks the halfway point of the 2019 Summer CSA season. Things are heating up! We never refrigerate tomatoes or basil, so if you pick your share up at the farm, look for a note on the checklist clipboard about where you can find them.
If you pick your share up anywhere else, we will tuck your tomatoes & basil into your box just before delivery.
If this is your first time using New Zealand spinach, it is a heat tolerant plant which (unlike regular spinach) thrives in the summer! As you may have guessed, it is native to New Zealand and loaded with Vitamin C. We tend to prefer it cooked, as the texture is slightly different than regular spinach. It also works beautifully in smoothies. Yum!
Enjoy the food! We hope you all have a healthy and happy 4th!