~ Happy Holiday’s ~ We’re Jinglin’ All The Way December 9-13, 2019
We’re extra grateful to have a great supply of fruits and veggies this time of the year. The holidays can bring up our stress levels and lower our immune system (the last thing we want this time of the year!), but eating lots of healthy fruits & veggies can help balance things and keep us in good health. This is our first week to introduce readily available citrus for the season. We hope you enjoy it! As you’re running around preparing to spread your love and joy with all your friends and families, don’t forget to give a little TLC to yourself as well! ?
First Harvest Sweet Golden Beets – Bautista Farms
Organic Pomegranates – Bodasci Farms
First Harvest Dino Kale – MG Farms
Organic Cilantro Bundle – Branch Mill Organic Farm
Brussels Sprouts – MG Farms
Carnival or Acorn Winter Squash – Cal Poly Farms
Sweet Spinach – Bautista Farms
Organic Orange Carrots – Frecker Farms
Organic Fuji Apples – Cuyama Orchards
First Harvest Red Leaf Lettuce – MG Farms
Sugar Snap Peas – Bautista Farms
First Harvest Navel Oranges – L&C Smith Groves
First Harvest Melogold Grapefruit – L&C Smith Groves
(All items subject to change based on availability ~ if a change, we’ll update our website harvest box page)
“Holiday Inspired Recipes”
Maple Dijon Mustard Chicken with Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts
Winter Squash Coconut Curry
Super Green Stir-Fry
Kale, Pomegranate, and Apple Salad
Garlic Parmesan Sugar Snap Peas
Grapefruit Vanilla Shortbread
Grapefruit Sparkling Water
Classic Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes
View our recipe pages for more recipes that pair with your harvests!
This Week’s Fresh Fish Selection:
Monday Fish: Fresh Local Salmon
Tuesday – Friday Fish: Fresh Sushi Grade “Hawaiian Tombo” Albacore Tuna or Local Salmon
(local salmon has been pre-ordered for our current subscribers who dislike tuna)
Hawaiian Tombo Albacore Tuna Characteristics: Hawaiian Tombo is like no other albacore tuna in the world. Albacore from Hawaii grow to a much larger size than any other location in the world. Often reaching sizes of 70 lbs and more. These large albacore also have bright red sashimi meat. The meat is great for substitutes for many raw ahi applications. Clear and translucent in appearance, bright red albacore looks more like candy when served raw.
Suggested Fish Recipe:
Fish Supplied by Giovanni’s Fish Market & Grotto in Morro Bay
Keep Your Fruits & Veggies Fresh with These Tips:
Refrigerate all items as soon as possible
All items will remain fresh when following these tips!
Grapefruit – Store grapefruit in crisper.
Oranges – Store oranges in crisper.
Pomegranate – Store pomegranates in crisper.
Snap Peas – Store in produce bag, place in crisper.
Apples – Refrigerate apples in crisper.
Squash – Store in cool, dark, dry, well ventilated location.
Brussels Sprouts – Store in produce bag, place in crisper.
Kale – Store loosely wrapped in damp towels, place in roomy covered bowl, store in fridge.
Spinach – Store in roomy bowl, covered in slightly damp towels, cover, and place in fridge.
Cilantro – Trim cilantro stems, then place in jar of fresh, cold water, cover cilantro leaves with plastic bag, and store in fridge.
Lettuce – Place in roomy bowl, lined and topped with damp towels, cover and place in fridge.
Carrots – Remove greens, place carrots in produce bag, store in crisper. Carrots can also be stored in bowl of fresh cold water and placed in the fridge.