Week 5 – Farm Basket

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September 3

Welcome to Week 5! What could be in your basket this week:

Brokali (no, that’s not a typo!)
Half kale, half broccoli. There’s no ‘waste’ with this one – both the florets, leaves and stems are a tasty treat. The stems taste like the best asparagus you’ve ever had!

Carrots
The carrots are looking great, they are tender and crisp. Store your carrots in a bag in the fridge.

Beet
Beets are sweet and delicious. Check out our Pinterest link below to for a guide on how to prep beets and some delicious recipes.

Corn
Definitely refrigerate them for a longer shelf life! The corn you buy in grocery stores is usually a few weeks old (3 weeks on average) so this corn will be the freshest, sweetest corn you’ve ever had. 

Jalapeno Peppers
The jalapeño is a medium-sized chili pepper, especially good in Mexican recipes. Store in a paper bag in the refrigerator.

Onions
You can eat your onions immediately or cure them by placing them outside in shady spot for 2 weeks. Please wash and remove stems of onions before storing.

Basil
Once you get home, place the cut stems in a container of water and keep it on the windowsill for about a week.  You can also store basil wrapped in a damp paper towel in the refrigerator drawer for up to 4 days.

Cucumber/Lemon Cucumber
Round and yellow, a perfect serving for one or two people. Lemon cucumbers have a thin skin with a milder flavor than a regular cucumber.

Also, be sure to check out our Farm Basket Recipes at Pinterest. We have pinned delicious recipes for the wonderful produce found in your farm basket and a guide on how long different produce will last.

The contents of the baskets may change through the week as we monitor the fields and harvest what is at its peak.

Drop off/pick up date:
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 3, 4:30-5:15PM at the TMG back entrance.

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Farm Basket 2015 – Week 5