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In the Box: Summer, Week #5

Our veggie farm, planting new strawberries! (image via GEOF)

Veg Share
Zucchini – several pieces
Cipollini Onions – 1 bunch
Fennel -OR- Kohlrabi – 1 bunch
Baby Spinach – 1 bag
Radicchio – 1 head
Swiss Chard – 1 bunch
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Red Boston Lettuce – 1 head

Fruit Share
Blueberries – 1 pint

Herb Share
Oops! Sorry for the confusion, herb shares start this week (not last week as we had posted earlier).
Lemon Thyme
Summer Savory

Milk Not Jails Share
If you have a dairy share this season, remember it is a weekly share, so pick up your dairy today too!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Pick up your Lewis Waite extras today! Forgot to order? The next deadline is July 8th for delivery on the 12th.

Reminder: Early bird signup for Winter Sun Farms’ winter shares continues online. The total price is $137. Read more and sign up (right now!) online.

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In the Box: Summer, Week #3

Veg Share
Baby Spinach – 1 bag
Scallions – 1 bunch
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Romaine OR Red Boston Lettuce – 1 head
Cilantro – 1 bunch
Red Beets – 1 bunch
Bok Choi -OR- Japanese Salad Turnips – 1 bunch

Fruit Share
TBD…

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Pick up your Lewis Waite extras today! Forgot to order? The next deadline is June 24th for delivery on the 28th.

Milk Not Jails Share
If you have a dairy share this season, remember it is a weekly share, so pick up your dairy today too!

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Spinach

General Facts
Calorie for calorie, leafy green vegetables like spinach with their delicate texture and jade green color provide more nutrients than any other food. Researchers have identified at least 13 different flavonoid compounds in spinach that function as antioxidants and as anti-cancer agents.  Spinach is known to help prevent prostate, ovarian, and colon cancer.  It’s also good for the bones, the heart and is anti-inflamatory.  Apparently spinach does everything but clean the house and tune up your car!

Nutrition
There is a reason Popeye ate so much spinach!  1 cup is just 7 calories but offers 1 gram of protein and fiber each.  It offers a whopping 56% of the daily requirement of Vitamin A.  Spinach is also a good source Vitamin C, folate, potassium, and calcium.

Storage
Wash and dry and then store in fridge in plastic bag w/dampened paper towel.

Recipes