Veggie Tips

Beets: Our beets roots are tiny and tender.  Don’t hesitate to use the greens as well — they taste a lot like chard.  Remove the greens from the roots and the roots will store for several weeks in the refrigerator or a cool dry place.They are delicious roasted with a bit of olive oil. 

Carrots: (see recipe) Carrots can be stored in the refrigerator after taking off the greens.  Several of our members report that they store the carrots by placing them in a container with a lid and covering them completely with water.

Fresh Onions: The same plant that later bulbs and turns into the dry storage onion, but milder at this stage than the dry onion. Perfect for stir fry.

Salad Mix: Use this first – probably the most perishable thing in this week’s box. We apologize if our salad mix is sometimes a bit moist.  If you aren’t going to use if right away, you might pat it dry and store it in a plastic container with a lid, lined with paper towels. You can also lay it out on a paper towel, then place it back in the plastic bag with a dry paper towel as a liner.