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YOUR LOCAL INSIDER

Week of August 5, 2019

WHAT'S IN THE BAG

We want you to get the best of what O‘ahu has to offer. Our seasonal bags are filled with different fruits and vegetables each week. Enjoy this week's selection from our network of farmers! 

 From Farms in Leeward Oʻahu

From Farms in Central Oʻahu From Farm in North Shore Oʻahu

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: 
HO FARMS
TOMATOES

The tomato is a fruit from the nightshade family native to South America. Despite botanically being a fruit, it’s generally eaten and prepared like a vegetable. Tomatoes are juicy and sweet, full of antioxidants, and can help fight several diseases. They are especially high in the antioxidant lycopene, a plant compound linked to improved heart health, cancer prevention, and protection against sunburns. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. Usually red when mature, tomatoes can also come in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, green, and purple. There are also many subspecies which produce tomatoes in different shapes and flavor. Source: Healthline

TLC FOR YOUR VEGGIES


Beets - The beet should be completely dry before storing. Place in a large Ziploc bag and remove all air. Then place in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator. With this preparation and care, the beet should last at least two to three weeks.

Eggplant - Eggplant will do fine left out in a cool room. Avoid washing your eggplant, as it doesn't like any extra moisture around its leaves. For longer storage, store it in the crisper. Keeps five to seven days.

Lemon - Uncut lemons can be left out on the counter. Once cut, place inside a zip-locked bag, squeezing out as much air as you can. In this state, the lemons may retain most of their juice and flavor for as long as four weeks.

Lemongrass - Store cut lemongrass in the refrigerator, tightly wrapped, for up to 2 weeks or freeze it indefinitely.

Lettuce - Lettuce is best stored in a dry package and kept in the crisp drawer for five to nine days.

Onion - Store in a cool and dry area that is not exposed to light. Uncut onions should last two to three months on the shelf. Once cut, cover exposed flesh with plastic wrap and store in the fridge.

Swiss Chard - Wash chard dry and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The less moisture, the better the leaves will hold up. Should keep for four to five days.

Thai Watermelon - Watermelon can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two or three weeks. After cutting the melon, wrap the cut side in plastic and store in the fridge for up to three days. The plastic will prevent the watermelon from absorbing the flavors of other foods in the fridge and will keep its flesh moist.

Tomatoes - Depending on ripeness, tomatoes can stay for up to two weeks on the counter. To hasten ripeness, place in a paper bag with an apple.


 

WHAT'S COOKIN'

Get inspired with these recipes! Try something new and make it Localicious® with the ingredients from your bag!

Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust

Sweet Spicy Onion Rings

Watermelon Sorbet

Sichuan Eggplant

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Roasted Beets

Easy Swiss Chard

Tomatoes Niçoise
See More Recipes or Share Yours!

SO ʻONO

SHARE YOUR FOOD WITH US!
Are you getting busy in the kitchen with the ingredients from your Local Inside® bag? There are two ways you can share your creations with us and be featured here in our weekly newsletter!

1. Post a photo and description to Instagram and tag @HiAgFdn with #LocalInsideCSA in your post

OR

2. Email your submission to localinside@hawaiiagfoundation.org

 
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