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Week of June 11, 2018

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In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic | **Pasture Raised | Meet Our Producers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Shiitake Mushrooms* | Mousam Valley Mushrooms
  • Scallion* | Pitchfork Farm
  • Radish* | Pitchfork Farm
  • Gem Lettuce* (value share only) | Pitchfork Farm
  • Collards*  (value & variety shares only) | Miskell's Premium Organics
  • Mesclun* (starter and variety shares, only) | Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm
  • Asparagus* (starter and variety shares, only) | Deep Root/Vallons Maraichers
  • Microgreens* (variety share only) | Pitchfork Farm

Omnivore Package

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

  • Beef Stew Meat** | Maple Wind Farm/Health Hero Farm/Snug Valley Farm
  • Cultured Butter | Ploughgate Creamery
  • Beef Broth  | Joe's Kitchen at Screamin' Ridge Farm

Localvore Package

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

  • Beef Stew Meat** | Maple Wind Farm/Health Hero Farm/Snug Valley Farm
  • Cultured Butter | Ploughgate Creamery
  • Beef Broth  | Joe's Kitchen at Screamin' Ridge Farm
  • Bread: Polenta Bread*  |  Red Hen Baking Company
  • Pasture Raised Eggs  |  Besteyfield Farm
 

Weekly Subscriptions

Bread: Polenta Bread*

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
  • Sausage from Pastured Pigs  |  Hot Italian & Montreal Spice  |  Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT
  • Bean Burgers* | Black Bean Burgers & Maple Chipotle 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 & Cod Fillets  |  Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT
  • Wild Alaskan Salmon  |  Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT
 

Cooking & Storage Tips

  • Now that the weather is warming up, we're getting a wider variety of delicious food from the field. Asparagus season is almost over, though, so cherish these last bunches (the final asparagus of the season will be next week). 
  • Eat this first: microgreens...these babies have a fairly short shelf life. Spread butter or goat cheese on a piece of bread, and sprinkle on the micros. Or, put them on sandwiches, or even homemade pizza. You can also dress them lightly with a vinaigrette, and use them to garnish meat or seafood dishes (that Coho salmon we offer in the monthly subscriptions would make a great partner). After that, use up the mesclun. 
  • Next, get after the shiitake mushrooms, asparagus, gem lettuce, and scallions.
  • The radishes (with tops removed) and collards have the longest shelf life of the produce items. 
  • Check out our "Tender Profiles" to find more cooking and storage tips! 

Have cooking ideas you want to share? Looking for recipe suggestions? Email Suzanne at cooking@intervale.org

 

Recipes

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! 

Tender Profiles

With our new summer season, we're adding some delicious extra content to our weekly newsletter, and our blog. For one thing, we'll be creating "Tender Profiles" for the fruits and veggies we're sending you in your weekly baskets. "What's 'Tender'?" you may ask... it's like a dating profile for produce! We'll give you each product's vital statistics, other foods that go well with it, and some storage and cooking tips. 

Weekly Shopping List

If you make all of the recipes that we recommend this week, you'll need these items. 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.