*In the box

In the Box–June 22 (veggies and more!)

Greens, greens, glorious greeeeennnss! Check out what’s in the box this week–and if you’re looking for more info or recipes, Golden Earthworm has some tasty looking ideas here. Everything on this week’s list is best stored in an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator.

The veggie pickup for Thursday, June 22nd will be at Sunnyside Community Services from 5-8pm.

We also have Beer, Soap, Fish, Kombucha… AND Lewis Waite a la carte orders this week!

Napa Cabbage – A mild-tasting Chinese cabbage, high in vitamins A & C, potassium and calcium. Great raw–commonly used as kimchi. When to use: Within 5 days.

Green Kohlrabi – Another member of the cabbage family, but this one needs to be peeled. When to use: Within a week.

Cilantro – You know what to do with this one. 🙂 It also freezes well if you can’t use it all right away. When to use: Within 3 days.

Spinach – This is the next planing, so it’s extremely tender and best eaten raw in a salad. When to use: Within 3 days.

Bok Choi or Japanese Salad Turnips – Depending on the box, you’ll receive one or the other of these. The turnips don’t need to be peeled, and both can be eaten raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Green Romain Lettuce – This lettuce loves hot weather, and it’s nice and crunchy in a salad. When to use: Within a week.

Toscano or Red Kale – Try this one as kale chips, thrown in a cold smoothie or added to a soup. When to use: Within a week.

Please note that any boxes not picked up by 8pm will be donated to SCS, and items are subject to change.

If you find that your greens have gone “limp,” a tell-tale sign of dehydration, try soaking them in a bowl of cold water for a bit to help them perk back up.

For more tips, recipe ideas, and info on this week’s produce, check out the Golden Earthworm blog.

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