In our baskets this week...
Lettuce* | River Berry Farm | Fairfax, VT
Snap Beans | Abdi Farm | Burlington, VT
Tomatoes* | Rockville Market Farm, River Berry Farm, and Intervale Community Farm | Starksboro, VT, Fairfax, VT, and Burlington, VT
Cucumbers* | Valley Dream Farm | Cambridge, VT
Basil* | Red Wagon Plants | Hinesburg, VT
Blueberries* | Adam's Berry Farm | Charlotte, VT
**Abdi Farm is owned by Abdi Abdi, a Somali refugee living in Vermont who is farming in Burlington's Intervale with support from the AALV New Farms for New Americans program. New Farms for New Americans works in partnership with the Intervale Center and other organizations. Click here to learn more about this program, or, read more about their work in their new e-book, Global Food, Local Food.
Includes Vermont Vegetables listed above, and...
Wild Alaskan Salmon | Starbird Fish | Starksboro, VT
Cultured Butter | Ploughgate Creamery | Fayston, VT
Chermoula | Joe's Kitchen/Screamin' Ridge Farm | Montpelier, VT
Bread: Ciabatta* | Red Hen Baking Co. | Middlesex, VT
Cheddar Cheese | Shelburne Farms | Shelburne, VT
Pasture Raised Eggs | Betseyfield Farm | Burlington, VT
Recipes and Cooking Tips
Eat this first: Blueberries, tomatoes, and basil
Use lettuce in salads and sandwiches, and add it as a topping for homemade burrito bowls! Or, think outside the salad and use it as a wrap.
Our snap beans this week will be green and purple! They taste great when steamed, sautéed, or eaten raw. Add them to stir-fries, curries, soups, and salads.
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.
Use up those cucumbers by eating them raw, pickling them, or using them in soups and sauces! Also try infusing them in water for a cooling drink.
Basil is awesome in various Italian dishes and pairs especially well with tomatoes! For something simple, make it into a pesto or infuse some olive oil. Whatever you do, make sure to use it all up - check out 10 Great Ways to Use Up Fresh Basil for more ideas and storage tips.