What’s in this week’s Mystery Box?

Plans for this week’s box:
Tuesday, December 20th

            • Mustard Greens
            • Butternut Squash
            • Arugula
            • Mizuna
            • Chayote
            • Cilantro
            • Lemongrass
            • Mix of Lemons & Limes
            • Pomegranates
            • Mystery Items!

**Disclaimer to the vegetable list**:  This list is approximate. When we run short of an item, we substitute with something else similar or extra of another item. Andy will make sure it will be a good value. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience and a sense of adventure with these boxes. Enjoy!

Please note: all boxes at a given site have the same items in them. Please do not open them up to check. We are trying to minimize contact for everyone’s health and safety. Please only touch the boxes or items that you have ordered. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration of your fellow farm customers!

Butternut Squash: Store in a cool dry spot on your counter. If there are no nicks or bruises, butternut squash will keep for months and get sweeter with time. Once cut, any portion that will not be eaten right away, should be wrapped in plastic and stored in the fridge.

Cilantro: This is a tender herb, like parsley. It will keep for a few days in a plastic bag in the fridge.

Chayote: Chayote will keep in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for four weeks or so. Lightly wrap it in a paper towel before placing it in the plastic bag.

Pomegranates: Store on your counter out of the sun until you’re ready to use them. If you are not planning to eat them right away (within a week), pomegranates will keep longer if refrigerated, stored whole in your crisper drawer.

Arugula: Store in a plastic bag in the fridge. Try to use within 5 days.

Mustard Greens & Mizuna: These are tender greens: store loosely in a bag in the fridge. Best used within a few days.

Lemongrass: Lemongrass is very hardy and can be stored loosely wrapped in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Or, trim off some of the green part of the stalks, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap in a sealed bag and it will keep in your freezer for a couple of months.

Lemons & Limes: Store loosely in your crisper drawer in your fridge.

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