This Week's Bag

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:27

SFF for April 24th, 2014

This Week's Bag: Organic Green Kale, GARCIA FARMS, Los Banos, CAKale belongs to the same super food family as cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Kale is one of the healthiest and most nutritionally dense vegetables. An excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, it is…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:03

SFF for April 17th, 2014

This Week's Bag: Organic Green ChardConsidered to be one of the more healthful and nutrient dense vegetables, chard is a vibrant and fun winter green to add to soups, stews and sautes. Any tough stems and ribs should be removed and cooked separately or discarded. Rich in Vitamins A &…
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 21:40

SFF for April 11th, 2014

This Week's Bag: Organic Baby Lettuces, COKE FARMS, San Juan Bautista, CALight and crisp, baby lettuces are perfect for salads, wraps, and sandwiches. Almost calorie free, lettuce is rich in Fiber, Iron, Folate and many Vitamins and Minerals. To store, wrap loosely in plastic, allowing for air circulation. Wash and…
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 19:00

SFF for April 4th, 2014

This Week's Bag: Organic Arugula, CRUZ MAR, Madera, CAAlthough arugula appears to be a leafy green, it is in fact an annual herb. Resembling long oak leaves, arugula is distinct for its peppery spice and fresh herbaceous nose. Arugula is extremely versatile – use as a salad green, as a…
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:21

SFF for March 28, 2014

  Organic Rainbow Chard, SHINGAIWhile all chard leaves are green, the stems and ribs can vary from pale white to bright orange to fuchsia or deep red. Chard was given the name "Swiss Chard" to distinguish it from several varieties of spinach in early French seed catalogues. Considered to be…
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:59

SFF for March 21, 2014

This Week's Bag: Organic Leeks, SHANGAILeeks are the secret ingredient in many full flavored dishes. A cousin to garlic and onions, add leeks to sauces and stocks to create subtlety and depth. Resembling a giant green onion, rinse leeks thoroughly before use, as their thick stalks easily trap dirt and…
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 05:13

SFF for March 14, 2014

This Week's Bag: Organic Collard Greens, ROUTE 1 FARMS, Santa Cruz, CAA staple in Southern US cooking, collard greens are a relative of cabbage and broccoli and share the same nutritious one-two punch as kale. A good source of Vitamin C and fiber, collard greens are thought to have potent…
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 22:28

SFF for March 7, 2014

This Week's Bag: Organic Dino Kale, TANGOLaciniato or Dino kale is an heirloom kale variety with very dark blue-green leaves that can be up to a foot long, and an unusual "prehistoric" look. In peak season in late fall and winter, its flavor is distinctly rich, with an almost sweet…
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 19:00

SFF for February 28, 2014

This Week's Bag:Rainbow Chard, COKE FARMS, San Juan Bautista, CAWhile all chard leaves are green, the stems and ribs can vary from pale white to bright orange to fuchsia or deep red. Chard was given the name “Swiss Chard” to distinguish it from several varieties of spinach in early French seed catalogues.…
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 17:34

SFF for February 21, 2014

Organic Green Butter Lettuce, COKE FARMS, San Juan Bautista, CAButter lettuce has a smooth buttery flavor with small notes of bitterness, and a tender texture. It pairs best with light and crisp vinaigrettes, as well as sweet fruit, cottage cheese or seafood. Red Butter Lettuce is rich in calcium, iron,…
Thursday, 13 February 2014 19:14

SFF for February 14, 2014

Organic Baby Broccoli, PRIMAVERA, Vista, CAIn season in early spring, baby broccoli is a more tender and tasty version of its adult self. Use baby broccoli in stir-fry's, as the perfectly sized piece on the crudités platter, or pan-roasted for a flavorful side dish. Packing a nutritional punch of Vitamins…
Thursday, 06 February 2014 19:24

SFF for February 7, 2014

Organic Baby Red Beets, ASHLEY'S FARM, Los Banos, CASweet, earthy and colorful, baby red beets are a member of the Chenopodiaceae family, along with carnations, chard, spinach, and venus fly traps. The deep rich color is due to betalain pigments, which are also thought to support the body's detoxification process.…
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 18:47

SFF for Friday, January 31, 2014

Organic Yellow Cipollini Onions, PRIMAVERA, Vista, CACipollini onions are saucer shaped bulbs that can be either white, yellow or red. With a slightly sweet yet pungent flavor when raw, the cipollini ("little onion" in Italian) becomes dramatically richer and sweeter when roasted or grilled.Cipollinis can be enjoyed chopped raw into…
Thursday, 23 January 2014 17:14

SFF for January 23, 2014

Organic Parsnips, ROUTE 1 FARMS, Santa Cruz, CAResembling oversized yellow - white carrots with a creamy white flesh, parsnips have a mild sweet flavor with light nutty notes. With a creamy white flesh, use parsnips in both savory and sweet applications. Boil in salted water, mash with warm milk and…
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