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YOUR LOCAL INSIDER

Week of April 1, 2019

Happy Weekend!

Stay cool as a cucumber.

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 Farms in North Shore O'ahu From Farms in Windward O'ahu
  • 1 bag microgreens - Hanawahine Farms

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: 
HANAWAHINE FARMS
MICROGREENS

Microgreens are young seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs harvested less than 14 days after germination. They are usually about 1-3 inches long and come in a rainbow of colors. While microgreens are small and delicate, they have been scientifically proven four- to 40 times more concentrated with nutrients compared to a matured plant. Add them to your salad this week! Source: WebMD

TLC FOR YOUR VEGGIES

Lemons - 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

Papaya - A papaya that is partially yellow should be left at room temperature and allow to ripen for a few days. If you want to speed this process, place in a paper bag with a banana. Ripe fruit should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within one or two days for maximum flavor.

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.
Kale - Wash kale dry and store your kale in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The less moisture possible is best.

Zucchini - Does fine for a few days if left out on a cool counter, even after cut. Wrap in a cloth and refrigerate for longer storage. Do not wash until ready to eat. Lasts 4-5 days.

String Beans - Store unwashed fresh beans in a reusable container or plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. Whole beans stored this way should keep for about seven days. 

Cucumber - Wrap in a moist towel and place inside the fridge. If you’re planning on eating them within a day or two after buying them, they should be fine left out in a cool room. Lasts up to a week in the fridge.

Micro Greens - The small leafy greens are best kept in the package in the crisp drawer for four to six days. Wash before use.

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.

Green Onions - Wrap the ends of your green onions in a slightly damp paper towel. Place them inside a plastic bag or storage container. Re-moisten the paper towel if it dries out, or replace it if it becomes too wet.

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

 

WHAT'S COOKIN'

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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 Local Inside® Manager Kacey kacey@hawaiiagfoundation.org

 
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We are proud to be the largest CSA in the state of Hawaiʻi. Mahalo nui loa for your support. As a Local Inside® member, your contribution helps safeguard our community's food security and sustainability today and for future generations to come!
 
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CONTACT
Local Inside Manager, Kacey Asagi
(808) 721-7655
kacey@hawaiiagfoundation.org

 


 
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