A Day In The Life With SLO Veg October 19-23, 2020

This week we want to take you on a virtual tour of what a day in the life here at SLO Veg looks like! Our day begins with deliveries from our local farmers. We choose to buy local as we believe minimizing our purchasing radius will help us achieve our goals surrounding connection and sustainability. Since our products are coming from farms as close as across the street from our warehouse they are optimally fresh and full of nutrients. Harvesting and distributing this produce within our community serves to minimize emissions, plastic, and energy on quality preservation (right on!!). Buying local helps keep wealth in the community which fosters opportunities for our own schools, parks, transportation, and more!

Once this produce has made it to our warehouse, our team begins to prepare your order! We’ve established a highly organized, highly fun system to make sure that your produce box has the best quality products inside. We live by the rule: “if we wouldn’t buy it, we wouldn’t give it to our customers.” Once everything has been sorted and weighed, the produce is artfully arranged so that you receive the ultimate cardboard cornucopia of local amazingness. Now that the boxes are complete, it’s time to deliver!

We want to demonstrate our care for this community by bridging connections with each other, our health, and the earth. SLO Veg aims to deliver a product that not only makes us excited about finishing our vegetables but inspires us to make conscious decisions about our food and where it’s from. Our business reflects our passions, and we want to acknowledge that this is a team effort. We’re working together, with you, to promote healthier lifestyles in providing an intimately tailored farm to fork experience. Thank you for choosing us!
Warmest regards, from our dedicated SLO Veg team & farmer families

 

This Week’s Bountiful Harvest October 19-23, 2020
First Harvest Organic Broccoli Crowns – Rancho La Familia
Sunflower Microgreens – Gracious Greens
Organic Orange Carrots – Rancho La Familia
Organic Fennel with Fronds – Rancho La Familia
Organic Dino Kale – MG Farms
Organic “Bosc” Pears – Guzman Farms
Organic Valencia Oranges – Encino Grande Ranch
Organic Haas Avocado – Wind Dance Farm
Organic Red Leaf Lettuce – MG Farms
Vine Ripe Round or Roma Tomatoes – Martinon Farms
Organic Fuji, Granny Smith or Gala Apples – Arnett Orchard
Organic Brussels Sprouts or Zucchini / Yellow Squash (sm/med/lrg boxes)
Rancho La Familia or Martinon Farms
(All items subject to change based on availability)

 

~ Cooking with Love ~

Beer Cheese Fondue with Roasted Carrots, Broccoli and Potatoes
Roasted Fennel with Parmesan, Black Pepper and Chives
Fresh Apple and Pear Salad
Tuscan Braised Fennel
Squash Fritters with Fried Sage
Broccoli, Cauliflower Galette with Leeks and Ricotta Cheese
Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Roasted Broccoli and Brussels with Tofu and Creamy Miso Dressing

 

This Week’s Fish Offering 

 Monday – Friday: Fresh Local Rockfish
Pacific rockfish is a very versatile fish. From fried to grilled to steamed and even raw, you have plenty of preparation options. Rockfish are firm, lean, and mild-flavored.

Delicious Paired Recipes:
Blackened Rockfish with Avocado Fish Sauce
Pan Fried Rockfish with Quick Rosemary Mushroom Sauce and Broccolini
Rockfish with Orange, Fennel and Cannellini Beans

Fish supplied by Giovanni’s Fish Market and Grotto in Morro Bay

 

These Storage Tips Work! Refrigerate all items as soon as possible. All items will remain fresh longer when following these tips!

Broccoli – Rinse. Soak in a very cold water bath, then store in a baggie in crisper.
Apples – Store in crisper.
Pears – We suggest refrigerate immediately to slow ripening.
Valencia Oranges- Store in crisper.
Brussel Sprouts – Rinse. Store in a baggie in crisper.
Fennel – Trim off fronds from bulb. Store with separately in baggies. Use fronds for garnish.
Carrots – Rinse. Trim off greens store separately in a baggie in crisper.
Zucchini / Yellow Squash – Store unwashed in crisper
Tomatoes – Store on counter top ~ Refrigerate to slow ripening.
Microgreens – Light sensitive. Store in a darker location of refrigerator.

 

Gracious Greens Sunflower Microgreens ~ Article written by our newest SLO Veg team member Meredith Miller 

These greens are coming to you in 100% compostable packaging from Gracious Greens located in Hausna Valley. We all know and love sunflower seeds…but these sunflower microgreens are about to rock your world.

Like the seeds, these greens possess a nutty flavor while maintaining a crunchy texture. Because microgreens are harvested within 10-14 days post-germination, they’ve had time to do some biochemical magic which result in nutrient contents four to six times more concentrated than their full-grown counterpart. These biochemical processes involve freeing up amino acids, simple sugars from starch, and fatty acids which allows for our bodies to metabolize these nutrients efficiently with minimal energy on our end. Sunflower microgreens are high in protein, fiber, and unsaturated fat making them a rich source of fuel that will make a substantial impact of the nutrient composition of your meal.

To give a little perspective, there are about 200 calories and 16 grams of unsaturated fat in just a quarter cup of these greens. With that, these make for filling salads and are a delicious addition to soups, sandwiches, and pizzas. Sunflower microgreens also contain impressive amounts of vitamins A, B, C, and E as well as trace minerals such as zinc, iron, copper, and manganese. All these compounds have profound antioxidative, developmental, and anti-inflammatory properties as well as aiding in arterial health to help reduce blood pressure.

 

We wish everyone a healthy, prosperous week!  Kindly, Your dedicated SLO Veg Team