Friday, October 30, 2009

Produce list for 11/01

Delicata Squash-Also known as sweet potato squash because of its flavor or peanut squash because of its shape. Enjoy its fine grained, light orange flesh steamed or baked.

Spaghetti Squash- 
Bake It -- Pierce the whole shell several times with a large fork or skewer and place in baking dish. Cook squash in preheated 375?F oven approximately 1 hour or until flesh is tender.

Boil It -- Heat a pot of water large enough to hold the whole squash. When the water is boiling, drop in the squash and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on its size. When a fork goes easily into the flesh, the squash is done.

Wild Baby Arugala

Baby Orange Carrots

Ferrano Beets-Beets are back! Oh my goodness, my favorite. (sorry, these will be in the baskets in the next couple of weeks. they are still to small to pick)

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Rinse the beets and trim off any leafy tops. Save them for sauteing. (You can use them just like swiss chard or spinach) Wrap in aluminum foil and place in the oven. Roast until tender and easily pierced with a knife, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let cool a bit.
  2. When the beets are cool enough to handle, peel using a paring knife or by pushing the skin with your fingers. I find it easier to use my hands, because the skins just slide right off. Then you don't waste any of the beet.
  3. Slice the beets, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Any pungent, strong cheese goes best with beets, since they have a lot of flavor and can hold up to a strong cheese.

Fresh Lima Beans-peel these first and pop the limas out. Then, put in salted boiling water for approximately 15 minutes, or until tender,  and use as you would any bean.

Mixed Mushrooms- Crimini, Oyster, Wood Ear, Shitakes-Roughly chop and sauté with butter, garlic, a sprig of thyme and white wine.


Eruption Lettuce- Romaine/Butter Lettuce cross, delicate flavor, beautiful color.

Hychia Persimmons-This type of persimmon is best soft. So leave out on your counter.

Crimson or Fantasy Grapes

Fuji and Black Arkansas Apples

German Butterball Potatoes-a very buttery tasting potato, hence the name.

Jumbo Spanish Red Onions

Perla White Garlic

Bloomsdale Spinach-a curly leaf lettuce that is fantastic for sautee'ing or using in soups.  This type of spinach doesn't melt away to nothing when cooked

Pink Cherry Tomatoes-these are the last planting so enjoy. They will be around a couple of more weeks.

Fresh Thyme

Farms we support: Mc Grath Organic Farms,  Finley Organic Farms, K and K Farms, Lilys Herbs, South Central Organic Farms

1 comment: