Persimmon Pudding

The persimmon is an edible fruit that ranges in color from yellow-orange to dark red-orange. Commercially it is sold in two forms: astringent and non-astringent. The most common is the astringent heart-shaped variety known as Hachiya. The astringent persimmon contains high levels of soluble tannins which make it unpalatable until

This Week’s Box, 10/27/14

In this week’s box you will find a selection of the following: Vegetables: Carrots, parsley, red beets, butter lettuce, amaranth (chinese spinach), green onion, romaine lettuce, zucchini   Fruits: Pink lady apples, persimmons, fuji apples, grapes                        

Zucchini Fritters

The Zucchini is a summer squash that belongs to the species Cucurbita pepo. It is usually dark or light green in color. A zucchini can grow to be almost a meter in length but they are usually harvested at half that size or less. Botanically a zucchini is a fruit because it is

This Week’s Box, 10/20/14

              In this week’s box you will find a selection of the following: Vegetables: eggplant, green onion, white carrots, cilantro, zucchini, lettuce, parsley, spinach, and red beets Fruit: Plums, black grapes, red grapes, pluots, asian pears, persimmons

Beet Berry Jam

The beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant and most commonly known as simply the beet in North America. It was first cultivated by the Romans and belongs to the same family as chard and spinach. It is usually deep purple in color but can also be white

This Week’s Box, 10/13/14

In this week’s box you will find a selection of the following: Fruit box : Peaches, pluots,  persimmons, grapes, asian pears, and  plums Vegetables box: Green onion, zucchini, opo squash, romaine, green  lettuce, red beets, white carrots,  golden beets, parsley, and cilantro

Salmon Jicama Tacos with Coleslaw

Jicama is a round bulbous root and a member of the legume family native to Mexico and South America. Although there are several species of jicama, the one most commonly found in markets is the Pachyrhizus Erosus. The jicama vine is sensitive to the cold and requires 9 months without

This Week’s Box, 10/6/14

In this week’s box you will find a selection of the following: From left to right: romaine lettuce, jicama, green onion, zucchini, green lettuce, white carrots, golden beets, orange carrots  

Sweet Potato Ginger Soup

The Sweet Potato is a large starchy root vegetable native to the tropic regions in America. It has smooth skin with colors ranging from yellow, red, brown, orange, purple, and white. It is a prominent member of the Convolvulaceae family and only distantly related to the potato. Sweet potatoes vary

This Week’s Box, 9/29/14

In this week’s  box you will find a selection of the following vegetables: From left to right: White carrots, green onions, romaine lettuce, golden beets, eggplant, zucchini, white sweet potato, green lettuce, orange carrots.