Proper storage of vegetables once you get them home is critical. We go to great lengths to ensure the produce you receive is at its peak. This can all easily be undone if not properly cared for once you get them home. It isn't hard or complicated. We have come up with a handy storage guide to place on your refrigerator click here for a printable pdf. The most common mistake people make is placing items in their refrigerator without putting them in a sealed plastic bag first. Your crisper drawer is not a substitute for a well sealed plastic bag. Our frost free refrigerators are great at sucking out moisture and will destroy veggies left unprotected.
In the left hand column are links to our vegetable pages that include pictures, descriptions and links to recipes. Not all the crops we grow will have their own page since most people don't need help with what to do with certain items like watermelon. This information is written by Sara so it is slanted by her preferences even though she tried to be impartial. It is not meant to be an exhaustive resource but a place to start from. There is so much information on the web it can be overwhelming. Nutritional information is not mentioned at all since in our opinion eating a wide range of all vegetables is the best bet. If you want more specific nutritional information try the USDA website.
What vegetables do we offer?
This is the question we get asked most often.
We try to offer as diverse a selection as our climate will allow. We do not offer orchard fruit since that is a different type of farming.
In Summer/Fall we offer 36 different crops, many of which contain several varieties. These crops are grown in our fields as well as our passive solar greenhouse.
In the Winter/Spring we offer 24 different crops, many of which contain several varieties. We have root crops from storage as well as fresh greens grown in our passive solar greenhouse all winter long. You also get the first of the spring crops such as asparagus.
Click here for a chart showing when the different crops are in season. Please note that just because the crop is listed as in season does not mean it will be available every week at distribution. The chart is meant to indicate when it is possible to harvest that crop based on our planting schedule in our climate. We make every effort to provide a wide selection at each distribution. Each week we aim to have about 10 different items to select from but depending on the time of year there may be more or less.
Summer/Fall list: Beans (green, yellow wax), Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage (green, red), Carrots, Cantaloupe, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Chard, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant (Italian and Asian), Kale (green, red, lacinato), Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce (over 10 varieties), Garlic, Herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro, dill), Onions (red, yellow, white), Peas (snap, snow), Peppers (bell, hot), Potatoes (red, yellow), Radishes, Red Beets, Rhubarb, Rutabagas, Spinach, Summer Squash (zucchini and patty pan), Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes (standard, heirloom, cherry), Turnips, Watermelon, Winter Squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti)
Winter/Spring list: Asparagus, Bok Choy, Cabbage (green, red), Carrots, Celeriac, Chard, Kale (green, red), Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Garlic, Greens Mix (komatsuna), Herbs (parsley, dill), Onions (red, yellow), Potatoes (red, yellow), Radishes, Red Beets, Rhubarb, Rutabagas, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash (butternut)