Box One

The first box is here! For me, the summer is broken up by what produce is the major player at the time. Early summers are the days of the salad. This box and the next will both be characterized by various greens that will fill your table with delicious salads, add twists to your favorite sandwiches, or liven up baked or cooked dishes.

Half Share:
Spicy Salad Mix
Pac Choi
Green Onions
Head lettuce
Mint
Oregano
Radish

Full Share:
Spicy Salad Mix
Spinach
Pac Choi
Head Lettuce
Green Onions
Radish
Mint
Oregano

Included in this box:

Spicy Salad Mix: Our own blend of red mustard (purple with green veins), mizuna (piontier, toothed leaf), and arugula (lobed leaf with pepper flavor) makes for a livelier and hardier salad. These greens are also good for cooking with and will mellow in intensity if sautéed or baked (or cooked with eggs in the morning—a personal favorite). Also excellent served as a fresh salad, especially when paired with fruit and a vinaigrette dressing for a nice spicy/sweet balance.

Pac Choi: A refreshing crunching vegetable, good either raw or lightly cooked in a stir fry. The white stalk is the main attraction of this spring beauty and can be used in similar manner as fresh celery and is great snack on a hot day. The greens are also edible and can be eaten raw or cooked as well.

Radish: A mainstay in early season salads, one of the first things to come up in the soil.

Green onions: Both the white head and the green stem are used. A sweeter, more delicate onion, delightful to eat raw or cooked. Perfect as a garnish on soups, salads or practically any entre.

Mint: Also an excellent thing to add to spicy salad mix that has fruit in it to give it a cool, refreshing tone. Remove the larger stems if eating, or steep stem and leaves whole in hot water for a soothing tea (no tea bag needed!). You can also add it to ice water (maybe even add a little sugar if you’ve got a sweet tooth) for a refreshing summer drink.

Oregano: Classic Italian herb for pastas, pizzas and many other dishes. As with most herbs you get from us, if you don’t use it fresh within a week we recommend hanging it by string in your house to dry for use anytime of the year.

Please share on the website what you are doing with your goods under the recipe tab, it’s always exciting to explore different ways to use what is fresh and in season in Minnesota. Newsletters will be posted on the site as well as sent to your email box everyweek.

Hope everyone enjoys the first box, we are very excited about it!

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