What’s in this week’s mystery box?

This week’s box features:
(Week of October 19th)

  • Mustard Greens
  • Red Norland Potatoes
  • Avocados
  • Piennolo Tomatoes
  • San Marzano Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Loose Mixed OR Parisian Round Carrots
  • Watermelon
  • Limes
  • Onions

**Disclaimer to the vegetable list**:  This list is approximate. When we run short of an item, we substitute with something else similar or extra of another item. Andy will make sure it will be a good value. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience and a sense of adventure with these boxes. Enjoy!

Please note: all boxes at a given site have the same items in them. Please do not open them up to check. We are trying to minimize contact for everyone’s health and safety. Please only touch the boxes or items that you have ordered. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration of your fellow farm customers!

Storage

Mustard Greens: Remove ties and store loosely in bags in the fridge.

Potatoes: These are cured but very fresh, so store them in a dark cool spot in your pantry or cupboard and use them within a few days when they’re at their best!

Hass Avocados: Avocados are picked hard and only ripen off the tree. Store them on your counter until they are ready to eat. Only refrigerate once they are soft enough to eat. A firm avocado will ripen in a paper bag or in a fruit basket at room temperature, usually within a few days but sometimes longer. If you have used a portion of a ripe avocado, it is best to store the remainder in the refrigerator. Store in a plastic bag, wrap with plastic wrap, or place on a plate and cover with plastic wrap.

Tomatoes of any kind: Keep on counter until you use them. Don’t put them in the fridge! It makes them mushy and less tasty.

Carrots: Store in a bag in the fridge.

Watermelon: Store in a cool dry spot on your counter for a week or two, or in the fridge for longer. Once cut, store in an airtight container in the fridge (or cover in plastic wrap) and eat within a few days.

Limes: Store loose in your crisper drawer in the fridge.

Onions: These are cured so store in a bowl in a cool spot on your counter. Do not refrigerate or the onions will think it’s winter and start sprouting tails.

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