Friday, October 2, 2009

Produce list for 10/5

End of summer, begining of fall produce. Or as Elissa my assistant puts it: where the apple meets the peach!

Cippolini Onions- are specific to Italian cooking and cuisine and they are represented by smaller onions, which are relished for roasting and Kabobs. The onion can vary in colors, but the most common one is the yellow cippolini in a flatter shape.
Red Leaf Lettuce

Butter Nut Squash- One of the most common ways to prepare butternut squash is roasting. To do this, the squash is cut in half lengthwise, lightly brushed with cooking oil, and placed cut side down on a baking sheet. It is then baked for 45 minutes or until it is softened.

Tounge of Fire Beans-a beautiful shelling bean. Crack the seam of it, and pop out the beans. Cook in boiling salted water with some peeled galic, onion and herbs for about 12 minutes. Then toss into salads, soups, stews or curries.

Acorn Squash- Acorn squash is most commonly baked, but can also be sautéed and steamed.

Black Kale- Black kale (Tuscan kale) is a member of the brassica family which hails from Tuscany where it was developed in the 18th century. To use, remove center ribs from all but the smallest leaves then blanch leaves for 3-4 minutes. Cool then squeeze out the leaves and sautee them with garlic and olive oil. This is a very hearty green and pairs well with rich dishes of pastas, beans or pork.

Marjoram and Thyme Bundle-these herbs are great in any soups, stews, braises and with roasted veggies. (Use them on your Acorn or Butternut Squash when you roast them.)

Music Garlic
Crimson Sweet Watermelon-end of the season
Cherokee or Brandywine Tomatoes-end of the season
Sun Gold Tomatoes- coming to the end of season


Yummy Pluots-coming to the end of season
Autumn Flame Yellow Peach-coming to the end of season
A mix of Golden Flame, Natural Thompson and Natural Flame Raisins
Red Flame Grapes
Farms we buy from:
South Central Organic Farms . Tutti Frutti Organic Farms . Soladad Goat Farms . Jimenez Farms . K and K Farms .  Mc Grath Organic Farms . Wieser Farms . Finley Farms. 

1 comment:

  1. I made this recipe last night with the yummy black kale in this week's delivery - it was like eating bits of heaven!! My boyfriend even said it was so flavorful it was like eating bacon...Kale=Bacon? Yet oddly, no meat was used.

    Go to: and Search for the "Cavolo Nero" recipe entitled "AOC's black kale dish is a savory feast" (Wasn't able to re-post here for some reason).

    Paired it with a simple pasta with olive oil, garlic and red pepper. Perfect.