In Our Baskets This Week
Vermont Vegetable Package
- Red Onions* | Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington
- Cucumbers* | Shadow Creek Farm in Fairfax & Valley Dream Farm in Cambridge
- New Potatoes* | Valley Dream Farm inCambridge
- Tomatoes* | Intervale Community Farm in Burlington & River Berry Farm in Fairfax
- Sweet Corn* | River Berry Farm in Fairfax
- Variety Size & Value Size only: Green Peppers* | River Berry Farm in Fairfax
- Variety Size only: Cantaloupe* | Intervale Community Farm in Burlington
The Omnivore Package includes the Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...
- Ground Wild Alaskan Salmon | Starbird Fish
- Feta Goat Cheese* | Does' Leap Farm
- Basil Pesto | Joe's Kitchen at Screamin' Ridge Farm
The Localvore Package includes the Omnivore Package above, plus...
- Ciabatta Bread* | Red Hen Baking Company
- Pasture Raised Eggs | Besteyfield Farm
Bread: Polenta Bread*
Red Hen Baking Co.
Pasture Raised Eggs
Cooking & Storage Tips
This week's basket is an amazing summer picnic waiting to happen! All of the items store fairly well, so you can wait until the weekend to make most of these dishes, if you need to.
- Eat this first: Sweet Corn! The sugars in sweet corn turn starchy the longer they're stored. They're so easy to steam, boil, or cut off the kernel for salad - enjoy ASAP!
- Tomatoes will have the best flavor and texture if you keep them out of the fridge - just be sure to eat them within a couple of days when they've reached perfect ripeness, so they don't spoil.
- Cucumbers will also have the best flavor and crunch if eaten within a couple of days. We suggest making a cold salad to keep chilled in the fridge. Or, pickle them if you won't eat them right away!
- Potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark place. Onions should, too, but onions and potatoes should not be stored next to each other! The gasses given off by the onions will cause the potatoes to spoil, and vice versa.
- Green Peppers will store well in the fridge as well - keep in plastic and add a paper towel or vent to help keep moisture at bay in the crisper drawer
- Cantaloupe is a great source of Vitamins A, B6 & C, as well as potassium! We think the best way to store this melon is to slice it half, then into moon-shaped wedges, then cut cubes off of the rind, and store in a large covered bowl or tupperware in the fridge. Then, you can quickly serve it up as a snack or dessert! Check out The Easiest Way to Cut A Cantaloupe