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Garlic- storage tips and recipes
Garlic, Green Garlic, and Garlic Scapes Garlic needs to be stored in a cool place away from direct sunlight.  Garlic also needs to "breathe" and allowing the correct air circulation will extend its shelf life. An excelle

Fennel- storage tips and recipes
Fennel Fennel is composed of a white or pale green bulb from which closely superimposed stalks are arranged. The stalks are topped with feathery green leaves near which flowers grow and produce fennel seeds. The bulb, stalk, leaves and seeds are a
Products (Fennel, Olive Oil)

Eggplant- recipe tips and storage
Eggplant Eggplant comes in many different shapes and sizes, and colors range from white to lavender to dark purplish-black as well as pale green, yellow, and reddish. Eggplant varieties may be used interchangeably in most recipes, unless the

Delicata squash- recipe tips and storage
Delicata Squash Delicata Squash puts the sweet potato in winter squash. This squash is creamy and sweet, and best of all, you can eat the skin!  Unlike the hardier winter squashes, delicata squash skin is thin enough to eat after cooking. The
Products (Onion, Butter, Squash, Ginger)

Cucumber- storage tips and recipes
Cucumbers While many people are used to purchasing cucumbers that have a waxed coating, ours are unwaxed and organic, so the nutrient-rich skin can be eaten without consuming wax and any chemicals trapped in it.  Cucumbers should be

Collard greens- storage tips and recipes
Collard Greens Collards store better than most greens. Wrap unwashed leaves in moist paper towels and place in sealed plastic bag. They will stay fresh for 4-5 days in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. When ready to use wash thoroughly. Gree

Chinese/Nappa Cabbage- storage tips and recipes
Chinese/Napa Cabbage Napa cabbage is also known as celery cabbage or heading Chinese cabbage. The flavor has been described by some as delicate compared to bok choy or cabbage, and it can be used in stir-fry with other ingredients such as tof

Cauliflower- storage tips and recipes
Cauliflower Cauliflower will keep for up to five days if stored in the crisper section of the refrigerator. Store it in an open or perforated plastic bag. Keep the head stem-side up to prevent moisture from collecting on it. For the best flavor, c

Carrots- storage tips and recipes
Carrots Carrots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month if stored properly. To prevent condensation from forming, wrap the carrots in a paper towel and then place them in a bag in the refrigerator, or use a perforated plastic bag.

Cabbage- storage tips and recipes
Cabbage Cabbage should be stored in the fridge in a plastic bag: it should keep for a week or even several weeks. If you find a cabbage and the outer leaves look 'icky', just remove them and the inner cabbage should be fine to
Products (Tomato, Carrot, Bacon, Cabbage, Apples)

Butternut squash- storage tips and recipes
Butternut Squash Winter squash like butternut matures on the vine and develops an inedible, thick, hard rind and tough seeds.   Store butternut squashes in a cool, dry place (45-50°F) like a cellar for up to several months. Ideally,

Brussel sprouts- storage tips and recipes
Brussels Sprouts   Brussels Sprouts may be stored in the refrigerator for up to three weeks before losing freshness. A perforated storage bag is recommended so that the sprouts can “breathe.” To prepare Brussels Sprouts,

Broccoli- storage tips and recipes
Broccoli   Broccoli should be kept unwashed, trimming only the large leaves. Stored in a perforated, plastic bag in the refrigerator, it will keep fresh for several days. To prepare, first rinse the broccoli, if necessary, soak upside d

Bok choy- storage tips and recipes
Bok Choy Cultivated in China since ancient times, bok choy is found in soups and stir-fries, appetizers and main dishes. Bok choy's popularity comes from its light, sweet flavor, crisp texture and nutritional value. Not only is bok choy hi

Beets- storage tips and recipes
Beets Helpful Tips: Trim the leaves 1-2 inches from the root as soon as you get them home. The leaves will sap the moisture from the beet root. Do not trim the tail until cooked. Store the leaves in a separate plastic bag and use within two days.

Beans- storage tips and recipes
Beans Green beans can be stored, unwashed, in plastic bags in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Do not wash the beans before storage, as wet beans will develop black spots and decay quickly. Wash beans in a bowl of c

Arugula- storage tips and recipes
Arugula Greens & lettuce should be dried after washing, either by a salad spinner or gently with towels.  Arugula will remain freshest if stored in the crisper section of your refrigerator in a loosely tied plastic bag rolled in a dry

Acorn Squash- storage tips and recipes
Acorn Squash Acorn Squash will last up to a month in a cool (50 to 55 degrees F.) dark cellar or storage area, but only about two weeks in the refrigerator. Ideally, only cut or cooked acorn squash should be refrigerated. They will suffer chill da

Herbs - general tips and collected recipes
Fresh herbs can be stored in an open or a perforated plastic bag in your refrigerator crisper drawer for a few days. To extend the freshness of herbs, snip off the ends of the stems on the diagonal. Place herbs in a tall glass with an inch of water,

Sauteed Chard
1 pound chard 1/2 tablespoon olive oil (bacon grease is good, too of course) 2 - 4 thinly sliced garlic cloves 2 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar Coarse salt and ground pepper   Rinse chard well. Trim tough ends; sli
Products (Chard)

Swiss Chard Storage tips and collected recipes
If you like spinach, you will adore chard. The flavor is mild yet earthy and sweet with slightly bitter and salty undertones. Swiss Chard and Beet Greens belong to the same family as spinach and share a similar taste profile. Do not wash Swiss chard

Garlic, Green Garlic, and Garlic Scapes
Garlic, Green Garlic, and Garlic ScapesGarlic needs to be stored in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Garlic also needs to "breathe" and allowing the correct air circulation will extend its shelf life. An excellent way to store garlic is in a s

Kale, Swiss Chard and Chicken Salad
1/2 cup cider vinegar 2 1/2 tsp honey 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp dried oregano (optional) 1/2 cup olive oil 1 bunch Swiss chard, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 bunch kale, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 pound grilled skinl
Products (Kale, Swiss Chard, Chicken)

Kale storage tips and recipes
Kale should be stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator and is best used within 2-3 days. Wrap kale in damp towel or place in plastic bag to retain moisture. To prepare kale, fold the leaf in half along the stem and cut out the stem (which

Lettuce storage tips and recipes
Romaine lettuce and leaf lettuce should be washed and dried before storing in the refrigerator to remove their excess moisture, while Boston lettuce (aka buttercrunch) need not be washed before storing. A salad spinner can be very helpful in the dryi

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