A CSA in Queens, NYC. Founded in 2013.

Week 8: What’s in the box?

What’s in the share?

Walla Walla Onions
These sweet, flavorful onions are perfect for slicing and grilling.  You can also try caramelizing them…yum!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: CookedWhen to use: Within 7 days.

Sweetheart Cabbage
This is a beautiful cabbage variety shaped like a cone, or a flower bud. It’s also known as Hispi cabbage.  
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses:Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 7 days.  

Swiss Chard
Goodbye kales and collards (which hate the heat of summer) and hello, Swiss chard!  This is the only cooking green that reliably grows all summer long.  Try this week’s recipe which is a hit in our family!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: CookedWhen to use: Within 5 days.

Cucumbers
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw in a salad. When to use: Within a week.

Red Batavian Lettuce
This is a wonderful, flavorful summer lettuce that is crunchy and sweet.  It holds up well to heavier dressings or chopped veggies!
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw in a salad. When to use: Within a week.

Zucchini
This planting is slowing down.  We’ll get a little break, and then we have second planting to begin harvesting in August.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Basil 
Fingers crossed we can harvest this basil crop before the downy mildew sets in.  This relatively new disease is plaguing organic basil crops across the Northeast — to the point of eliminating the possibility of harvest altogether.  We hope to harvest it just once for every member this year.
Storage: In an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 3 days.

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