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Newsletter | Week of August 20, 2018

Intervale Food Hub Week of August 20

 

In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic **"Eco Grown" (Not certified, but currently transitioning the farm to organic) | Meet Our Farmers and Food Makers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Green Beans* | Shadow Creek Farm in Fairfax & Lewis Creek Farm in Starksboro
  • Cherry Tomatoes* | River Berry Farm in Fairfax
  • Lettuce* | River Berry Farm in Fairfax
  • Zucchini and Summer Squash* | Intervale Community Farm in Burlington & River Berry Farm in Fairfax
  • Rainbow Bell Peppers* | River Berry Farm in Fairfax & Jericho Settlers Farm in Jericho
  • Variety Size only: Watermelon** | Full Belly Farm in Monkton, VT

Omnivore Package

The Omnivore Package includes your Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...

  • Pasture-Rasied Chicken Thighs | Maple Wind Farm, Huntington & Richmond
  • "Chin Clip" Cheese | Mt. Mansfield Creamery
  • Sofrito Sauce | Joe's Kitchen at Screamin' Ridge Farm

Localvore Package

The Localvore Package includes your Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...

  • Pasture-Rasied Chicken Thighs | Maple Wind Farm, Huntington & Richmond
  • "Chin Clip" Cheese | Mt. Mansfield Creamery
  • Sofrito Sauce | Joe's Kitchen at Screamin' Ridge Farm
  • Bread: Waitsfield Common* | Red Hen Baking Company
  • Pasture Raised Eggs |  Besteyfield Farm

 

Weekly Subscriptions

Bread: Waitsfield Common*

Red Hen Baking Co.

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm

 

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: Lettuce! For the best nutrition, texture, and flavor, treat yourself to a fresh green salad for dinner the same night you get your basket! This large leafy lettuce would also be perfect for making lettuce wraps.
     
  • Bell Peppers will store well in the fridge through the week, but for the best flavor and texture, we recommend eating them soon. keep in plastic and add a paper towel or vent to help keep moisture at bay in the crisper drawer. Don't forget that these make delicious snacks for dipping in hummus too!
     
  • 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. 
     
  • Green beans, zucchini, and summer squash will hold well through the week - but don't let them pile up! These delicious vegetables have endless possibilities for meals, and they require very minimal cooking. Be sure to check out our "Tender Profiles" below to see recipe collections for each vegetable!
     
  • Watermelon - what a great summer treat! Like the cantaoupe, 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!
 

Recipes

Tender Profiles