Box #12

Box #12

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Box #12

I am so proud to be a part of this community that we have built around food, but even more around life.  As you can imagine, I get to tell the story of the Yellowbird about once a day and each time I tell it I continue to be amazed at the growing group we have that have intentionally decided to cast a vote FOR

Mother Earth
Humanity
Local Economy
Food
Communal Change through Intentional Living

All of these things are PRO-Active.  In a time where it seems all the social media and messaging is ANTI this or that, you and I get to be a small part of social, environmental, and economic SYSTEMIC change that is FOR something.

Think about the buying power that 1000 people create in Central Ohio.  Think about where each item comes from and how we are touching them (literally) EACH WEEK.  Every time you saute’ a veggie, chop a green, cry from an onion, and try and figure out how to up-cycle yet another YB box, you are participating in something that is changing not only your OWN life, but all the other lives in our membership community, grower’s community, and all the ripples that are cascading outward through each of your networks.

So here’s the dill, pickle.

SWEET CORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“Elote” recipe card included….”Street Corn for the Sweet Corn!”

Eggplant are starting to come on heavy...start to put your recipe ideas and creations out there for the new folks that don’t know what to do with it….if I remember correctly, there is actually a decent “Eggplant Bacon”.

Bell Peppers are here to stay so if you run heavy on them, start to dice them up and freeze them for winter months.

In fact, that really goes for everything.  Start to think about what you run thin on in Jan/Feb/March and begin to freeze it now.  Almost EVERYTHING freezes pretty easily and talk about making real change...if you don’t have to buy produce out of season, I-M-P-A-C-T-F-U-L

Let’s get it done y’all
Yenji Fallmer
Bellowbird Boodshed


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Disclaimer: These are the items we have planned for you to get this week! However, due to the nature of... well, nature, these items are subject to change. If we are unable to put a planned item in the box we will do our best to substitute it for a cost comparable item in this box, or in a box in the future. Different size boxes allow for different items, either by type or by quantity.
Sweet Corn - Great River Organics
Ping Tung Eggplant - Creekside Greenhouse
Rainbow Swiss Chard - Happy Hill Farm
Cherry/Grape Tomatoes - Busy Bee Organics
Batavia Lettuce - Bradwood Farm
English Burpless Cucumbers - Busy Bee Organics
Green Bell Peppers - Happy Hill Farm
Tomatoes - Happy Hill Farm
Green Top Candy Onions - Creekside Greenhouse
Sweet Corn - Great River Organics
Artisanal Cherry Tomatoes - Reuben Hershberger
Zucchini - Great River Organics
Red Potatoes - Reuben Hershberger
Rainbow Swiss Chard - Happy Hill Farm
Batavia Lettuce - Bradwood Farm
Semi Hot Hungarian Wax Peppers - Ina's Produce
English Burpless Cucumbers - Busy Bee Organics
Green Bell Peppers - Happy Hill Farm
Tomatoes - Happy Hill Farm
Curly Parsley - Creekside Greenhouse
Sweet Corn - Great River Organics
Artisanal Cherry Tomatoes - Reuben Hershberger
Red Potatoes - Reuben Hershberger
Tomatillos - Great River Organics
Rainbow Swiss Chard - Happy Hill Farm
Batavia Lettuce - Bradwood Farm
English Burpless Cucumbers - Busy Bee Organics
Semi Hot Hungarian Wax Peppers - Ina's Produce
Green Bell Peppers - Happy Hill Farm
Tomatoes - Happy Hill Farm
Yellow Watermelon - Wholesome Valley
Lemon Balm - Creekside Greenhouse
Sea Salt Butter 8 oz - Minerva Dairy

Sweet Corn

Storage:   Place ears of corn in your refrigerator as soon as possible. Leave the husk on, if possible, and let the corn sit in the fridge uncovered. Keep the temperature at or below 40 degrees to reduce the amount of natural sugars in the corn from turning to starch at higher temperatures.

Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats
Mango, Watermelon, and Corn Salad
Hungarian Pepper and Corn Tenderloin

Cherry/Grape or Artisanal Cherry Tomatoes 

Storage:  Keep at room temperature on the counter away from sunlight.

Recipe: Pasta with Peppers and Tomatoes
Mango, Watermelon and Corn Salad

Batavia Lettuce

Storage:  Put your lettuce into a nice big bowl, and drape a paper towel or two over the top so moisture doesn't settle on the leaves while your salad sits in the fridge. Cover the whole thing with a really tight seal of beeswax wrap, and store.

Recipe: Lettuce and Green Garlic Soup

Tomatoes

Storage:  Keep at room temperature on the counter away from sunlight.

Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats

Rainbow Swiss Chard

Storage:   Do not wash Swiss chard before storing as the exposure to water encourages spoilage. Place chard in a container. Place in refrigerator where it will keep fresh for up to 5 days.

Recipe: Swiss Chard with Garbanzo Beans

Tomatillos

Storage:   Place the tomatillos in a paper bag and set them in the crisper drawer or in a bowl with a paper towel over them in your fridge. Just make sure they don't get wet or the inside of their husk could become a little slimy. Leave their husks on.

Recipe: Tomatillo Time

Curly Parsley 

Storage:   Rinse well, wrap in a damp paper towel and place in a container and refrigerate. If the towel is kept moist, greens can last up to one week.

Recipe: Buttery, Parsley, Potatoes
Lettuce and Green Garlic Soup

Yellow Watermelon

Storage:    Keep them just a bit cooler than room temperature, eat them as soon as possible, and refrigerate them only after they're cut, or only for a few hours before serving if you want to serve them cold.

Recipe: Mango, Watermelon, and Corn Salad

Semi-Hot Hungarian Wax Peppers

Storage:   Place peppers in a container and keep them in the refrigerator. 

Recipe: Chili-Lime Pork Tenderloin over Soft Polenta with Hungarian Wax Peppers

Ping Tung Eggplant

Storage:   The best place to store eggplant is at room temperature, where it's likely to last longer. Keep eggplant in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight, and use it as soon as possible after harvesting.

Recipe: Stir Fried Noodles with Eggplant and Basil

Bell Peppers

Storage:   Refrigerate peppers, unwashed, in a container in the vegetable drawer. Keep them dry, as moisture will eventually cause them to rot. 

Recipe: Pasta with Peppers and Tomatoes
Mango, Watermelon and Corn Salad

Zucchini

Storage:   To store zucchini in the fridge, keep the squash whole, dry and unwashed. Store them in an open container  to encourage air circulation, and pop them in the refrigerator crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats

Lemon Balm

Storage:   If stored in a cool, dark, dry place in an open paper bag, red-skinned potatoes will keep for a couple of weeks. 
 

Recipe: 12 Things to do with Lemon Balm

Red Potatoes

Storage:   If stored in a cool, dark, dry place in an open paper bag, red-skinned potatoes will keep for a couple of weeks. 
 

Recipe: Buttery, Parsley Potatoes

Green Top Candy Onion

Storage:    Store in a bowl in a cool, dry, ventilated spot in your pantry, away from your potatoes.

Recipe: Mango, Watermelon, and Corn Salad

English Burpless Cucumbers

Storage:   Wrap the cucumber in beeswax wrap. Keeping the cucumber wrapped minimizes the amount of moisture on the cucumber, which slows the process of decay. After wrapping, put the cucumber in the refrigerator. This should keep it cold enough to stay fresh for one week to 10 days.

Recipe: Frosted Cucumber Cookies

Sea Salt Butter 

Storage:   Store in your refrigerator.

 

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