Newsletter | Week of July 9, 2018

July 9 Taco Bar


In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic | Meet Our Producers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Mesclun* | Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm
  • Zucchini/Yellow Squash* | Intervale Community Farm/Riverberry Farm
  • Onions* | Jericho Settlers Farm
  • Napa Cabbage* | Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm
  • Snap Peas | Lewis Creek Farm
  • Cilantro* (variety shares only) | Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm

Omnivore Package

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

  • 100% Grass Fed Beef Stir Fry | Health Hero Farm
  • Cultured Butter | Ploughgate Creamery
  • Tortillas, soft white* | All Souls Tortelleria 

Localvore Package

The Localvore Package includes the Omnivore Package above, plus...

  • 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


Monthly Subscriptions

  • Ground Beef  |  Health Hero Farm, South Hero, VT and Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT
  • Pasture-Raised Chicken  |  Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT
  • Pasture-Raised Sausage  |  Sweet Italian & Chorizo  |  Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT
  • Bean Burgers* | Black Bean Burgers & Falafel Burgers  |  Vermont Bean Crafters, Waitsfield, VT
  • Tortillas & Beans * | Soft White Corn Tortillas & Black Beans  |  All Souls Tortilleria, - Warren, VT and Vermont Bean Crafters, Waitsfield, VT
  • Wild Alaskan Fish  |  Coho Salmon Fillets & Halibut Fillets  |  Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT
  • Wild Alaskan Salmon  |  Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT

Cooking & Storage Tips

  • When we looked at this week's Omnivore package, which includes beef and tortillas, and noticed that the variety package included cilantro, it seemed evident that we needed to make TACOS!!! So, this week's recipes add up to a sumptuous and delicious taco bar. Mmm...
  • Eat the mesclun first, and if you have the variety package, use up the cilantro, too. If you have too much to use fresh, check out our recipe for cilantro-onion sauce, or, try freezing it in ice cube trays to use later with salsa, stir fry, etc. 
  • Then, use the snap peas and the Napa cabbage. Both store pretty nicely in the crisper, but it's always great to use veggies as quickly as you can, for maximum nutrition.
  • The zucchini and the onions will store the longest. Zucchini is so versatile - you can grill it, saute it, or slice it into ribbons like pasta. Try frying it into fritters, tossing into pasta, or topping with cheese for a really delicious side dish.
  • Have cooking ideas you want to share? Looking for recipe suggestions? Email Suzanne at


The dishes below were created by Suzanne, our Cooking Education Coordinator. Each week, we aim to provide you with recipes that will get you excited to use the items in your basket. We welcome your feedback and suggestions! 

Shopping List

If you make all of the recipes that we recommend this week, you'll need these items, in addition to the items you'll receive in your basket. You may already have some of them in your cupboard and your fridge. They're organized roughly as you'd find them in a store. Quantities are rounded, when it's more sensible to do so. Some ingredients are used "to taste," so a quantity may not be listed. 

  • Produce
    • garlic
    • sweet onion
    • carrot
    • basil
    • scallions
    • limes
  • Bulk/Dry Goods
    • salt
    • pepper
    • chipotle or chile powder
  • Bottled Items/Condiments
    • sunflower oil and/or olive oil
    • white wine vinegar 
  • Refrigerated Goods
    • sour cream
  • Items from our Localvore Basket or our add-on subscriptions (if you don't get those subscriptions, you should add these to your shopping list)
    • corn tortillas
    • beef stir-fry meat
    • Mansfield cheese
    • black beans

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