Storage Tips
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Scallions

The first of the allium family to be harvested. A fresh bunching onion, great added to marinades and salad dressings. My favorite is scallion pancakes!

Storage tips:

To keep these fresh, store in the fridge and use within a week.

Lettuce

Lettuce is one of the most popular crops in the shareroom. We grow many different types of heads lettuce from romaines to butterheads. We also offer a loose leaf salad mix that many people use as the base for their salad mix.

Storage Tips:

Loose lettuce should be stored the same as greens. Head lettuces are best kept in a bag or container to keep fresh.

Greens (Mesclun Mix)

Every week Rob goes out into the field on his trusty tractor to seed the greens that we offer in our share every week. We do this so that we have the freshest, best tasting salad mix available for our members. We seed arugula, tat soi, mizuna, mustard, etc. All these have very different flavors that you may love or not like so much so we leave it up to you to custom make your favorite mix.

Storage Tips:

We wash all the greens before you take them home. We may not get all the grit off so you might want to wash again and then spin dry or use a paper towel to take off excess moisture. I usually store them in a Tupperware container and eat within a week. If they sit in water the greens will deteriorate quickly.

Cucumbers

Cucumbers are about 95% water which makes them a favorite to eat out in the field to quench our thirst. We grow the basic varieties of cucumbers used for slicing or pickling.

Storage tips:

Keep cool in the refrigerator and eat within a few days or pickle and enjoy for a few weeks.

Carrots

I love seeing the kids in the shareroom snatch up the carrots to snack on while their parents pick up their vegetables for the week. You will see carrots in the share starting early in the spring and lasting all season.

Storage tips:

Keep carrots away from apples as they will react and become bitter. Carrots store best without the tops. Keep in fridge in a container or plastic bag.

Cabbage

We grow cabbage in the early spring and late fall. Cabbage loves the cool and cold temperatures. Look for green, red and napa in the share.

Storage Tips:

Keep cabbages in the refrigerator. If outer leaves seem wilted peel down to the next layer. Depending on the varities heads can keep for many weeks.

Broccoli

This is a favorite here on the farm, one of the first crops out of the greenhouse. Big beautiful heads.

Storage Tips:

Broccoli is best eaten within a week. Store the heads in a perforated plastic bag with a damp paper towel for humidity.

Beets

You may not know this, but beets come in many different colors, flavors and sizes. We grow red and pinstriped! Be sure to try them all!

Storage Tips:

If you are not using the greens and beets together, cut them apart and put into a plastic bag or container and use the greens withing a few days. Put beets in the coldest part of the fridge. The beets should last for 2-3 weeks.