10/12 Farm Box

Jonathan apples from Weaver's Orchard in Pennsylvania. Fine textured flesh, creamy yellow in color with a crisp bite and lots of juice. Its flavor is mildly sweet with a tart tang and subtle hints of spice. Best for fresh preparations, sauce, and eating out of hand. Storage: Store apples in the refrigerator, and they will last 6-8 weeks. Comparatively, apples typically last less than a week at room temperature before they lose their crispness. IPM*.

Cauliflower from Sunny Harvest Cooperative in Pennsylvania. Storage: Store in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator, keeping it as moisture-free as possible. Placing the cauliflower stem-up will help avoid condensation on the head. Enjoy within 5 days. IPM*.

Salad mix from Blue Moon Acres in New Jersey. Storage: Pre-washed and ready to eat. Enjoy within 3-5 days. Certified organic. 

Red chard from Landisville Produce in New Jersey. Storage: Leave it unwashed, and wrap your chard in a damp cloth or paper towel. This will help prevent the leaves from drying out or wilting. Keep the chard in a perforated or unsealed plastic bag and place the bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Use fresh chard within a week. Conventional.

Oregano from Vannini Farms in New Jersey. Storage: Store refrigerated, wrapped in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag if you have one. Should last 5-7 days. Certified organic.

Harrow sweet pears from Weaver's Orchard in Pennsylvania. The flesh is white, very sweet and juicy and flavorful. Storage: Pears need to ripen at room temperature, so don’t refrigerate an unripe pear. Check the neck of the pear for ripeness daily, by applying gentle pressure to the neck, or stem end, of the pear with your thumb. If it yields to pressure, then it’s ripe and ready to eat. Once the pear is ripe, it can be refrigerated to slow the ripening process and saved for use up to five days later. IPM*.

Sweet potatoes from City Green Farm, a nonprofit farming and gardening organization in Clifton. Storage: Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dry, well ventilated container and away from heat sources. Sweet potatoes can be stored for up to two weeks. Certified organic.

Yellow onions from Minkus Family Farms in New York. Yellow onions are great for cooking as the natural sugars caramelize when sautéed. Storage: Onions should be kept away from moisture-releasing foods, like potatoes. Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated place. Do not store whole onions in plastic bags. Lack of air movement will reduce their storage life. Shelf life of 1-5 months. Conventional.

Arborio rice from Good Bottle Refill Shop in Maplewood and Montclair. Arborio is a short-grain rice that originated in Italy. 

Worcestershire sauce - is lightly tart, aromatic, and packed full of umami. Its refreshing flavor pairs exceptionally well with heavy food such as steaks, burgers, and fried cutlets. An ingredient in this week's recipe!

Strecci from Sullivan Street Bakery in New York City. Made with pizza bianca dough coated with olive oil, these soft 18” loaves can be split for sandwiches or cut for table bread.

Barber's Reserve cheddar cheese sourced by Maplewood Wheelhouse. English-style Cheddar. Sharp and savory.

 Eggs from Hazelman Farms, NJ