Hello Friends!  Here’s This Week’s Beautiful Fall Harvest November 9-13, 2020

Organic Fuji, Granny Smith or Gala or Pink Lady Apples – Arnett Orchard
Organic Fuyu Persimmons – Arnett Farms
Romanesco Cauliflower – Babe Farms
First Harvest Organic Red Leaf Lettuce – MG Farms
Snow Peas – A Casas Farms
Shanghai Baby Bok Choy – Babe Farms
Organic Asian or Bartlett Pears – Arnett Farms
Celery – Beachside Produce
First Harvest Organic Pomegranates – Bodasci Farms
Organic Haas Avocado – Wind Dance Farm
Cilantro Bundle – Babe Farms
Organic Blue Lake Green Beans (sm/med/lrg boxes) – MG Farms
Vine Ripe Roma or Round Tomatoes – Martinon Farms
First Harvest Organic Sweet Walla Walla White Onions – Rancho La Familia
(All items subject to change based on availability)

This Week’s Fruit Boxes
Pluots, Pomegranate, Fuyu Persimmons, Murcott Mandarins, Fuji, Granny Smith,
Gala or Pink Lady Apples, Asian or Bartlett Pears, Avocado, Tomatoes,
Seedless Crimson Red Grapes (wed-fri), Seedless Green Grapes (wed-fri).
All boxes will receive a great assortment. You may not receive all items, we’ll be sure to share a great medley in every box size ~ enjoy!

 

This Week’s Sushi Grade Offerings Monday – Friday: Fresh Local Blue Fin “Ahi” Tuna Steaks
Fresh Halibut Fillets (for subscribers who’ve previously requested no tuna)

Delicious Paired Recipes / Click Links for Recipes:
Seared Tuna Salad with Lemon Caper Dressing
How to Cook Fresh Tuna Steaks
Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa Verde
Pinterest Ahi Tuna Recipes
Sauteed Halibut with Romesco Sauce
Pinterest Halibut Recipes 

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

 

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

Romanesco – Store in an air-tight container.
Snow Peas – Wash. Dry on wire rack. Store in paper bag. Do not store in plastic bags.
Apples – Store in crisper.
Pomegranates – Refrigerate in crisper.
Cilantro – Trim ends. Place into a glass or jar over water for it to drink. Wrap with a baggie or saran wrap and store in refrigerator.
Onions – Wrap in paper towels or newspaper store in crisper
Celery – Rinse. Wrap Tightly with aluminum foil store in crisper.
Lettuce – Rinse. Store in a baggie in crisper.
Avocado – Store on counter top till ripe then refrigerate.
Bok Choy – Store in a zip lock baggie with holes in it for circulation. Do not rinse first.
Tomatoes – Store on counter top ~ Refrigerate to slow ripening.
Persimmons – Store in crisper.

 

~ Fresh Hearty Harvest Recipes ~ Click Links for Paired Recipes ~

Romanesco, Goat Cheese, Butternut Squash Risotto
Festive Zucchini and Pomegranate Salad
Thai Celery Salad
Pomegranate Breakfast Parfait
Bok Choy Salad with Asian Ginger Dressing
Roasted Romanesco with Penne
Fall Farro Salad with Halloumi Cheese and Pomegranates
Pasta with Roasted Romanesco and Capers
Apple Crisp Yogurt Parfait
Thai Coconut Soup with Bok Choy & Mushrooms
Pomegranate Pistachio Tarts
Kale, Apple, Walnut, Cranberry and Quinoa Salad with Vinaigrette

 

Fresh Romanesco Cauliflower ~ Food with Thought by Meredith Miller our SLO Veg Foodie Writer

This week! Look out for Romanesco in your harvest box! This beauty is hard to miss…in appearance and nutritional quality. You’ve probably seen Romanesco lurking in the produce sections of local grocery stores, it looks kind of like a happy accident from a science experiment, but it makes for a delicious and nutritious addition to tons of recipes and weeknight meals.

Romanesco is packed full of Vitamin C which is known to aid in immune function. Vitamin C is also super important in the formation and maturation of our central nervous tissue, protecting and increasing the speed of nerve impulses which makes it an amazing nutrient for optimal brain function. Since Romanesco is in the cruciferous family, it has a ton of fiber which serves to keep us fueled, maintain cholesterol levels, and aids in healthy digestion. Just half a cup of chopped Romanesco has 90% of our daily recommended intake of vitamin K. This vitamin is super beneficial for bone health as it works with vitamin D and calcium to improve bone density. Vitamin K also helps to make proteins for normal blood clotting which will serve to promote healthy wound healing and healthy hearts.
Romanesco is great roasted, raw, or as a tasty addition to soups, curries, and pastas. Check out these recipes, click the links to view. 

Vegan Coconut Curry Noodle Soup with Bok Choy (sub or add romanesco)
Potato Gnocchi with Romanesco and Swiss Chard
Fall Vegetable and Lentil Bowl with Goji Tahini Cream