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Week of June 4, 2018

Photo by Stephanie Studer

In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic |  Meet Our Producers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Asparagus* | Deep Root/Vallons Maraichers
  • American slicing cucumber* | Jericho Settler's Farm
  • Rhubarb* | The Farm Between
  • Baby Spinach* | Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm
  • Green Leaf Lettuce* | Green Heron Farm
  • Salad Turnips* (variety share only) | Jericho Settlers Farm

Omnivore Package

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

  • Pork breakfast sausage | Maple Wind Farm
  • Frozen Blueberries* | Adam's Berry Farm
  • Maple Syrup  | Square Deal Farm

Localvore Package

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

  • Pork breakfast sausage | Maple Wind Farm
  • Frozen Blueberries* | Adam's Berry Farm
  • Maple Syrup  | Square Deal Farm
  • Bread: Cyrus Pringle*  |  Red Hen Baking Company
  • Pasture Raised Eggs  |  Besteyfield Farm
 

Bread: Cyrus Pringle*

Red Hen Baking Co.

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm

 

Cooking & Storage Tips

  • Welcome to summer (or at least to our summer subscription!). We're really excited to cook with you this season.
  • Eat this first: spinach and lettuce - enjoy those yummy leafy greens!
  • Next, use up the slicing cucumbers and the asparagus.
  • The salad turnips and rhubarbs have the longest shelf life of the produce items. Removing the greens from the storage turnips will make them least longer, and those greens can be cooked in a little bit of butter, or mixed in with the spinach. 
  • This week, we made a rhubarb compote and put it on blueberry pancakes, but you could also bake a rhubarb crisp. If you use this recipe, simply substitute the frozen blueberries from this week's Omnivore and Localvore shares for the raspberries. 
     

Have cooking tips 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.