A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

Week 7: What’s in the box?

Cipollini Onions
Wonderful, Italian sweet onions with a name that means “little” onion!  Treat them as a star veg (not just an ingredient in antoher dish) and they will shine!  Braising them is simple and it brings out the best of their flavor. See this week’s recipe!  Store these in the fridge, since they harvested fresh and are not dried or cured.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: CookedWhen to use: Within 7 days.

Green Cabbage
Cabbage saves the day!  Summer slaws are on my menu every night of the week!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses:Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.  

Parsley
We have been loving parsley pesto spread on summer sandwiches and thinned out with a little olive oil on all things grilled!  Also great in juices or salads…
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: Raw When to use: Within 7 days.

Cucumbers
Here they come!  Get ready for lots of cukes in the coming weeks!  Once the plants produce, they don’t stop for a while.  Nature knows when we need these cooling foods and now is the time!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw in a salad. When to use: Within a week.

Carrots
Our FAMOUS, sweet carrots are here just briefly (this week only!) for their summer appearance.  You won’t see them again until the fall….enjoy!
Storage: In their container in the refrigerator. Remove the roots from the greens before storing. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Zucchini
Just in time for your summer grilling!  Slice lengthwise, toss with olive oil and salt & pepper and grill until tender – flipping half-way.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Culinary Spearmint – **ITEM IN ROTATION** (see below for details)
This is an heirloom Italian, “true” sweet mint – perfect for all culinary uses.  It has an aromatic perfume that accents, but doesn’t overpower dishes.  Try it in salads, cooked dishes, or make your own mint tea or Mint Julep!
Storage: In a cup of clean water, “bouquet-style” on the counter or in the fridge Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

**What’s an ITEM IN ROTATION?** This is a crop that grows quickly, but must be harvested continually over a period of time.  We can only harvest for a day (or two) at a time each week, so you may receive it at some point over the next few weeks.  Keep an eye out for it when it’s your group’s turn!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Separate the roots from the greens before storage. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

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