Box Contents Week 10 – Summer 2011

Hello farmshare family!

I hope you are starting to see how your value evens out week to week. While last week consisted of more smaller, pricier items, this week there are a lot of bulky/heavy items and the boxes are looking nice and full.

This is about my favorite time of year for selecting items for your boxes because there are so many items to choose from. Instead of having to repeat certain items due to lack of alternatives, there are new things coming on all the time. Like melons – if I run out and cannot get enough for all of you, I will make sure the people who don’t get any this week get it next.

I had quite a time learning how to select the most ripe cantaloupes and hope the results are good. They are ready when their skin goes a tan or yellowy colour and the pattern on the skin rises. If you feel like your melon could get a tad riper you can put it in a loosely closed paper bag to trap the natural gases that ripen fruit. Enjoy!

Also, I hope you enjoy the parsley. Fresh herbs are amazing because you are adding flavour without adding salt, sugar or many calories and instead more health attributes like a very high vitamin C content (way more than an orange). I find parsley to be especially versatile, having added it to pastas (especially alfredo), stir frys, soups, omelettes and more.

~ Jennifer

Here are the box contents:

Half Share
-cucumber
-red leaf lettuce
-carrots
-cantaloupe
-curly parsley
-eggplant
-chinese cabbage
-green onions
-black kale
-green peppers

Whole Share
-cucumber
-red leaf lettuce
-carrots
-cantaloupe
-curly parsley
-eggplant
-chinese cabbage
-green onions
-black kale
-green peppers
-romaine
-saladette tomatoes
-baby bok choy
-broccoli
-green cabbage
-celery
-okra

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2 responses to this post.

  1. mmm, can’t wait to try the cantaloupe… just waiting for it to ripen a little bit more. Had great success with some chard and zucchini recipes, blogged about them in case anyone was looking for some inspiration (makejanemake.blogspot.com). Gonna try my hand at some kimchi with the napa cabbage 🙂 Lots more adventures yet to come….

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  2. Loving the contents! Here’s a great recipe to use up all that lettuce! http://wp.me/14Qg9

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