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Summer Season - Week #10

In our baskets this week...
*Certified Organic
** Lewis Creek Farm is a leader in sustainable agriculture, and uses Vermont Ecologically Grown standards. No chemical sprays are used at all when growing tomatoes. Learn more here.

VERMONT VEGETABLE
Mesclun* | Diggers Mirth Collective Farm | Burlington, VT
Kale* | Valley Dream Farm | Cambridge, VT
Zucchini/Yellow Squash* | River Berry Farm and Intervale Community Farm | Fairfax, VT and Burlington, VT
Sweet Corn* | River Berry Farm | Fairfax, VT
Cherry Tomatoes | River Berry Farm*, Burnt Rock Farm*, and Lewis Creek Farm** | Fairfax, VT, Huntington, VT, and Starksboro, VT
Garlic* | Bella Farm | Monkton, VT


OMNIVORE PACKAGE
Includes Vermont Vegetables listed above, and...

Grass Fed Ground Beef | Maple Wind Farm | Huntington, VT
Cheddar Cheese | Shelburne Farms | Shelburne, VT
Kimchi | Blackwell Roots Farm | Cabot, VT


Bread: Seeded Baguette* | Red Hen Baking Co. | Middlesex, VT

Cheddar Cheese | Shelburne Farms | Shelburne, VT

Pasture Raised Eggs | Betseyfield Farm | Burlington, VT


MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS

Grass Fed Ground Beef | Maple Wind Farm | Huntington, VT

Pasture Raised Chicken | Maple Wind Farm | Huntington, VT

Pasture Raised Pork: Andouille and Sweet Italian | Maple Wind Farm | Huntington, VT

Bean Burgers*: Black Bean and Sweet Sweet Harvest Burgers | Vermont Bean Crafters | Waitsfield, VT

Tortillas* & Beans* | All Souls Tortilleria and Vermont Bean Crafters | Warren, VT and Waitsfield, VT

Wild Fish: Wild Alaskan Salmon and Rockfish | Starbird Fish | Burlington, VT

Wild Alaskan Salmon | Starbird Fish | Burlington, VT


Recipes and Cooking Tips

Quick Tips

  • Eat this first: Sweet corn, mesclun, and tomatoes.
  • Use mesclun as a bed for eggs and meat, or combine it with different veggies for a refreshing salad! For best storage, place a paper towel flat in the bag with the greens to help balance moisture and prevent rotting.

  • Add tomatoes to sandwiches, salads, pastas, pizzas, and snacks. Remember: you can store tomatoes on your counter, not in the fridge. Move them into the fridge if you want to slow down their ripening. 
  • Zucchini and yellow squash can be used in lots of recipes. Try making zucchini "noodles" with a peeler or spiralizer! Or, you can cut them into rounds for kebabs on the grill. Add roasted or sauteed squash to salads, eggs, pizza, or pasta dishes.
  • Kale can be used in sautés, salads, smoothies, and more. Bake it and make kale chips for a fun snack!
  • Fresh garlic has a slightly milder taste and can be used anywhere you would use dried garlic, but there's a lot more you can do with it from the stalks to the cloves. Look at this post for ideas on how to make the most of fresh garlic.
  • Sweet corn can be enjoyed on the cob by boiling, microwaving or grilling. Try adding different herbs and spices to your butter for flavor. It's best to eat sweet corn right away for the best flavor and texture.