Eat more vegetables.
Theme: Eat Yer Colors
Color is critical in eating and cooking. Not only do you want to eat stuff that looks good, the more colorful it is the better it is for you. We know trends like 'eat the rainbow' often sound silly, but a rainbow plate packs a big, balanced nutritional punch (plus it's pretty). Color is super important in cooking because when vegetables are brightest in color, they're done cooking! Veggies should be crispy and crunchy and bright. Broccoli should be bright green when you eat it! If it falls over into the yellower side, you've gone too far. As the veg loses color, it also loses nutrients. Welcome the crunch: It means you're gettin' your vitamins and minerals. 
~cheese lovers: CAMEMBERT this week~
  • REMEMBER to return the SILVER bags and rise above the temptation to pop their bubbles! 
  • Also remember our guarantee: Winter is a tricky time for produce, hard to know what's going on inside each veggie-if you think something's not right, let customer service know!! Thanks!
  • We've launch our New Site Referral promo! $100 gift certificate for our existing customers who set up new delivery site w/ 5+ members to start. Contact Paige.
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Please don't WASTE food and energy.  
Tuesday delivery: Saturday 11:59 pm
Wednesday: Sunday 11:59 pm **new for 2015**
Thursday: Monday 11:59 pm
Friday: Tuesday 11:59 pm
  • Tip: 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
  • Any green needs to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag and kept in the fridge crisper.

Frozen Butternut Squash Puree Ready to go! No prep required. Benton Berries Farm (FAM)
Storage: Toss in the freezer.
Curried Butternut Squash Soup - Heavenly!  If you haven't used coconut milk in your cooking before, you are in for a treat. Try the 'lite' version to save fat and calories. 

Frozen Broccoli Not your store-bought frozen broccoli. Lightly steam and add some butter or olive oil and a bit of parmesan cheese. Add some pasta and dinner is ready. Dagele Brothers Farm (IPM) or Shaul Farm (FAM)
Storage: Pop in the freezer.
How to cook broccoli
Roast Broccoli with Lemon
Pureed Broccoli Soup (cream optional) with celeriac!
Broccoli with Parmesan Sauce
Sauteed Asian Broccoli
Broccoli Olive Pasta

Frozen Cauliflower has an exceptional nutritional density, which means it contains substantial amounts of vitamins and minerals with very few calories. Mark Twain calls cauliflower "cabbage with a college education". For a quick fix, sauté cauliflower florets and sliced garlic in olive oil until browned and tender. To boost the flavor, toss with raisins, pine nuts, crushed red pepper, and salt. Dagele Brothers Farm (IPM)
Storage: Pop in the freezer.
Cauliflower Popcorn: Kid-friendly alert! May even rival kale chips...Coat with salt and olive oil, then spread on a lined baking sheet. Roast in the oven at 425 degrees for a half hour or so, turning the cauliflower over halfway through. Serve warm and toss with parmesan cheese. 
Cauliflower Puree 
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
Roasted Cauliflower
Healthy fettuccine alfredo with cauliflower sauce and sweet peas

Sweet Potatoes Put some orange on your plate this week. Just bake and enjoy with butter and salt. Samascott Farm (FAM) 
Storage: Keep in pantry up to two weeks. 
Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Chipotle Black Bean & Corn Salad
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Burritos –Here's a new thing to do with your sweet potatoes. Turn them into a yummy burrito filling with beans, onions, garlic, and Mexican spices. A filling main dish that works up quickly (cook the potatoes the night before if you are in a hurry). Burritos are a great way to hide vegetables that your kids won't normally touch—trust us, we sneak vegetables into lots of things!

Multicolored 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. Juniper Hill Farm (CO)
Storage: At least 2 weeks in the fridge. 
Sweet and Salty Beet Burgers
Boiled Beets with Tarragon Butter
Grated Raw Beet Salad
Raw Beet "Tea" Sandwiches
Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets
Rome Apples Crisp and delicious, cooked or raw—great for baking. Samascott Orchards (FAM)
Storage: Up to a month in the fridge.
Baked Apples
Apple Slaw use last week's cabbage if you've still got it
(Or just add peanut butter!)
STANDARD & FAMILY Red Onions Braise, glaze, roast or eat raw. Fabulous in salads, soups, and baked dishes. Shaul Farm (FAM)
Storage: One month in the pantry or fridge. 
Balsamic-Glazed Red Onions
Roasted Red Onion and Garlic Soup
Lettuce 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 (Aquaponic)
Storage: Keep dry in plastic with a paper towel up to one week in the fridge.
Essential Salad Dressings
Jamie Oliver video on salads (helpful & adorable)
FAMILY AND STANDARD ONLY Carrots A colorful, versatile standard. Roasted, steamed, marinated, or raw, you can't go wrong with some orange on your plate. Try carrots a new way this week—maybe pureed in this delicious and easy Carrot Ginger Curry Soup pre-tested on fussy kids. Juniper Hill Farm (CO)
Storage: In the fridge for a couple weeks.
Roasted Balsamic Carrots (still got your Pure Mountain Balsamic?)
Sesame Carrot Salad
Butter Roasted Carrots with Thyme
Honey-glazed Carrots
Simple Carrot Soup
Baked Carrot Oven Fries

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: No herb & allium subscription this week but we've got dried herbs & onions in the store
  • Fruit: Cameo Apples Samascott Orchards (FAM)
  • Cheese: Camembert Chaseholm Chasm Creamery at Amazing Real Live Food Co. 
  • Bread: Whole Wheat Loaf Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Tomato Basil Shells Knoll Krest Storage: Use within a week, 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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