Eat more vegetables.
Theme: Eat the Rainbow 
Summer is the easiest time to eat your colors! Mother Nature has made what we should eat super obvious (thanks, M.N.) A variety of colors means a variety of nutrients. For example: orange and yellow colored skin means those fruits & veggies are packed with nutrients such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin A, potassium, and lycopene. Fill your plate up like an artist's palette. 

Want $100? If you think a friend would enjoy veggie delivery to their workplace, tell them to Contact Paige. Once there are 5 people signed up, we put $100 on your account. Spread the veggie word!
Did you know that you can order the ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS on a one time only basis in our website?  This week is a great time to start:
  • Fruit Subscription: White Nectarines
  • Herb & Allium: Edible Flowers
  • Cheese: Cheddar
We also have lots of other goodies to buy:  Candy Onions, Potatoes, Garlic, Parmesan Cheese, Butter, Polenta, and LOCAL SUNFLOWER OIL is back! Get shopping. Log in to your account here.

Please don't WASTE food and energy.  
Tuesday delivery: Saturday 11:59 pm
Wednesday: Sunday 11:59 pm
Thursday: Monday 11:59 pm
Friday: Tuesday 11:59 pm
  • Our veggie guarantee: if you think something's not right, let customer service know!!
  • Items are subject to change depending on weather and farm availability. 
  • Tip 1: Any item you would cook, you can also freeze.
  • Tip 2: A dull knife conspires against you and slows you down. A sharp knife makes your food taste better (and look better, too). NY Times
  • Tip 3: Any green needs to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag and kept in the fridge crisper.

Shiitake Mushrooms If you eat miso soup, you should be familiar with Shitake mushrooms. Most people don't eat the stems of these, so we suggest using them for stock instead. Bulich Mushroom Farm (OG) 
Storage: Up to 5 days in the fridge in a paper bag. 
Sauteed Shitake Mushrooms
Fettuccine with Shitake Mushrooms
Shiitake and Green Bean Stir-fry 
Garlic Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms –10 minutes/4 ingredients, doesn't get much easier than that. 
Shiro Plums A juicy, medium size greenish-yellow plum with a mildly sweet flavor. Plums are high in antioxidants, and vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. Try honey-roasting them with honey, brow sugar, and butter. Klein's Kill Fruit Farm (FAM) 
Storage: A day or two in pantry until ripe, 3-5 days in the fridge once ripe. 
Shiro Plums and Basil Jam 
Honey-Roasted Shiro Plums 
Sweet Corn We love fresh summer corn right off the grill or tossed in a salad. For a super easy, fresh summer salad, toss with diced cucumbers and tomatoes, then drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Add red onion or garlic and an herb like basil or mint. Migliorelli Farm (IPM)
Storage: Keep in the fridge up to 3 days. 
Garlic Corn on the Cob
Fire Roasted Summer Corn Salad
Grilled Corn with Cheese and Lime
Grilled Corn with Basil Butter
Roasted Corn Salad
Shiro Plum & White Corn Salsa
One ear of corn, preferably white
Zest and juice of 1 large lime
1 lb Shiro plums, rinsed, halved, pitted and diced
1/2 red onion, diced to 1/-4 inch
1 shishito pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, minced, without seeds 
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1.    Husk the corn, steam or boil the corn in water on the stove top, or if it’s fresh enough, use it raw.
2.    Combine lime zest, juice and plums in a medium bowl, tossing to coat plums (and prevent browning). Add onion, peppers, salt, cumin and cayenne pepper. Cut corn kernels off the cob and add to the salsa. Taste and adjust seasonings, add a splash of lemon juice. For best taste, allow to blend and mellow at room temperature for an hour or so, or refrigerated overnight.
3.    Add fresh cilantro, toss and serve.
Yields about 3 cups.
Mixed Cherry Tomatoes This small variety of tomato has been cultivated since the early 19th century. Try roasting them whole (some will pop and splatter) until caramelized, then put on top of a cracker, puff pastry, bread, whatever. Hepworth Farms (CO)
Storage: 1-5 in pantry days until ripe, 2-3 days once ripe. You can refrigerate but it may affect flavor/texture.
Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Salad Mix Put fresh salads on your table as often as you can. For a more filling and flavorful boost add roasted nuts, died cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan, or chick peas. Continental Organics (Aquaponics)
Storage: Up to a week in the crisper, wrap lettuce in a paper towel within the plastic bag to keep dry. 
Easy Salad Dressings (to know by heart)
Red Beets Did you know that a cup of raw beets has only 58 calories? Beets are in the same family as chard and spinach. If you have a mandolin slicer, julienne the beets and toss with oil and lemon—beautiful and tasty. This web page has a nice summary of how to microwave, roast, sauté, and steam beets. Notice boiling was not mentioned—do not boil! Boiling sacrifices the quality and flavor of the beet and releases an unpleasant aroma. Green Mead Farm (OG)
Storage: In the fridge: 1 week on the greens, 2 weeks on the beets.
Sweet and Salty Beet Burgers
Boiled Beets with Tarragon Butter
Grated Raw Beet Salad
Raw Beet "Tea" Sandwiches
Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets
Yellow Squash We like our summer squash soft and sweet. Melt butter in a pan, then add onions and cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add squash, salt, pepper, and brown sugar. Stir, then cover and cook for about 20 minutes, until squash is very soft. Remove the cover to let the excess liquid cook off. Running Creek Farm (OG)
Storage:  4-5 days in the fridge. 

STANDARD & FAMILY Yellow Peaches A summer staple we can't wait to sink our teeth into. We're super excited to have Love Apple's peaches this year after the farm suffered a tragic fire and was out commission. So happy to buy from these guys again! Love Apple Farm (IPM)
Storage: 3-5 days in the pantry. 
Peach Tricks to Try

Peach Cobbler

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Edible Flowers & Italian Flat Leaf Parsley Bunch  Letterbox Farm Collective (OG) 
  • Fruit: White Nectarines Klein's Kill Fruit Farm (FAM) 
  • Cheese: Cheddar block Palatine Valley Dairy
  • Bread: Roasted Garlic Country White Loaf Cafe Le Perche 
  • Pasta: Spinach Fettuccine Knoll Krest Storage: Use within a week refrigerated, or freeze for 1 month.

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Key for growing methods:
  • CO - Certified Organic
  • OG - Organically Grown (farm uses organic methods but does not have certification).
  • IPM - Integrated Pest Management (methods used to reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers).
  • FAM - Family farm (farm often uses organic and IPM methods but may also use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. As a general rule small farms use far fewer chemicals than large industrialized operations).
  • Non-GMO - None of our products are GMO.
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