Veggie Tips

Corn: This is a bicolor corn (with white and yellow kernels).  We try to choose corn varieties with a balance between corn and sweet flavors, which means that we don’t usually choose the ‘super sweet’ varieties (too sugary). We have found that our climate and location can make it difficult to grow sweet corn.  One of the things that can happen is that we can have a heat wave, and two weeks later we see corn ears that have ‘blanks’ — places where the silk has dried up before it can get pollinated.  There may be a few corn ears like that in your box— but we are putting in extra to compensate!

Eggplant: We grow several varieties of eggplant — Japanese, Chinese, Rosa Bianca, Globe and Listada to name a few. All of them are great grilled — slice them, brush them with olive oil and sprinkle some salt on the slices.  Or stir fry the eggplant seasoned with a bit of sesame oil, garlic, red chile peppers, garlic and green onions!

Tomatoes: You will be getting many different colors, shapes and varieties of tomato in your boxes quite regularly for the next few months.  Don’t store these to deep in your refrigerator — they don’t like it too cold!  In fact, they are generally fine left out on the counter.