Hey everyone! Hope y'all are doing well, and you were able to cook a lot of good meals this last week. I made a big pot of broccoli soup that turned out great, especially after everyone in our home got the flu! We are all on the mend now, thanks to some good vegetables!
Our new cooler is working great and helping so much with extra storage of produce. Once the vegetables are packed into boxes then they go straight to that new cooler and the boxes remain dry and firm! Our previous cooler, which we still use, has 100% humidity and is great for vegetables, but not boxes. If you were with us last year, you may have received a "soft" box due to the humidity. Hoping we have eliminated that issue!
I have gotten some feedback from some folks, and they are concerned on how to store vegetables in their fridge to keep them fresh longer. If you are able to put any greens like kale, collards, or Swiss chard in plastic bags, then this really helps to keep them fresher and to eliminate some wilting. Air exposure can dry out your vegetables, so try to create a humid environment for them. You can do the same for squash, radishes, etc., but the vegetables that have a thicker skin on them are not as necessary as greens such as kale and collards. Another thing I suggest doing is once you get your weekly box, you can go ahead to prep, chop, and store in bags for easy access later in the week. If anyone has any questions on storage, or if you need tips to eat everything in your box, please let me know! We are more than happy to help, and if you have any suggestions and tips that you would like to share, we would love to hear those as well.
A couple things we do regularly are "compost", whatever you have left in your fridge to help clean it out, stir fries, fried rice, pasta, roasting or just put everything in a pot and make a soup.
Hope y'all have a great week! Here are the contents of this week's box:
5. red leaf lettuce
6. spring onions
8. carrots- a first harvest of these beautiful carrots. Smaller in size, these could be considered baby carrots.