In Your Box This Week:

 

•1.Tomatoes-Many varieties, 90% heirlooms. We have decided to pick the ones that are not quite ripe on delivery day, thinking that they can ripen on your counter throughout the week instead of getting too ripe for us to deliver to you next week.  Store uncovered on the counter. Like cheese, cut off any bad spots & use the rest.

•2.Rat Tail Radish-now, don’t judge by the name! This is a variety of radish grown for the seed pod, which tastes like radish roots and can be used raw or cooked/sautéed as you would the root.

•3.Green Beans-1.5 pounds this week, but some are big so take a look, taste them, and pick through as you see fit.

•4.Sweet Peppers-yellow, green, and purple. Enjoy these raw or cooked!

•5.Zucchini-Eat them raw, sautéed, baked, fried, etc.

•6.Cucumber-a couple of them may be bitter. Take a test bite and then just peel off the skin if it is bitter, the inner part should be fine.

•7.Onions-the “Red Delicious” variety this week. Best stored in fridge.

•8.Carrots-Try eating the carrot leaves, but the orange roots will store much longer if you cut off the greens first. (Store both in a plastic bag.)

•9.Beets-you can eat the nutritious greens & the root, but like carrots and turnips, the leaves will last longer if you cut them off the root and store in plastic.

•10.Cuke-nuts-they look like mini-watermelons & taste like a cucumber starburst. These are one of our specialties, rarely grown & almost extinct.

•11.Eggplant-the gourmet & rarely bitter Rosa Bianca variety. Not enough for everybody yet, so we will give out what we have and keep track so it stays equal.

•12.Radishes-the last of the radishes. Use the leaves along with the turnip leaves as your greens this week. You’ll probably like radish leaves cooked better.

•13.Hakurei Turnips-the leaves look better than the roots, probably the last harvest of these. The turnip greens are good raw or cooked.

 IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

NEXT WEEK’S DELIVERY
Minneapolis:    Monday night Sept. 1st from 7-8:30pm like usual.
Anoka:             Tuesday Sept 2nd from 11am-6pm at Central TV.

THE WEEK AFTER NEXT we will switch to Saturdays (starting Sept. 6th)
Minneapolis:    from 5-6pm at Chris’ apartment.
Anoka:             you can come to the farm on Saturdays after 4pm or wait until Monday 11am-6pm at Central TV. Please let us know what you plan to do.

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