Gold potatoes from Twin Maple Farms in Pennsylvania. Buttery flavor, creamy texture. Excellent for mashed potatoes. Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place (not the refrigerator, it’s too cold) and they’ll be good for a couple weeks. Don’t store next to onions. Conventionally grown.
Leeks from Landisville Produce Cooperative in New Jersey. Leeks are an allium that looks like a giant scallion, but tastes like a mild and subtle cross between onion and garlic. Before using, trim root and leaf ends. Slit leek vertically and rinse thoroughly under cold water. Leeks are very sandy! Most recipes use the white and light green part of the leek. The dark green part is edible, it needs longer cooking time to soften. Or, trim the dark green ends off and freeze for your next batch of broth. Storage: Store unwashed in a plastic bag in your fridge for 5-7 days. Conventionally grown.
Breakfast radishes from Eagle Road Produce in Pennsylvania. Radishes are great for eating raw as a snack (with salted butter), on a salad, on a veggie platter. Also delicious when roasted. Storage: Remove and discard leaves, and store bulbs in a plastic bag for up to 5-7 days (check on them, they may be good longer than that). Sustainably grown.
Zucchini from Dagele Brothers Produce South. Great to slice thin or cut into sticks and eat raw, good for pickling, or, dice/slice and saute. Storage: Store in a paper bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.
Stuffing peppers from Landisville Produce Cooperative in New Jersey. Storage: Peppers will last 1-2 weeks in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Conventionally grown.
Bosc pears Bosc pears are sweeter and more flavorful earlier in the ripening process than other pear varieties. As a result, the complex flavor, honey-sweetness, and juiciness of Bosc can be enjoyed before their flesh has fully softened. 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. Check out this great video of pear farmers talking about the Bosc variety.
Fuji apples from Phillips Farm, NJ. Flesh is dense, aqueous, crisp, fine-grained, and pale ivory to white. Crunchy and low in acid, creating a mild and balanced, sweet-tart flavor with notes of honey and citrus. 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.
Tom’s Perfect 10 Granola, Classic flavor, made in Brooklyn. Made with chocolate and cherries from Michigan, pistachio and walnuts from California, golden raisins from the Sun Belt with additional notes of cinnamon, dark brown sugar and sea salt— Tom’s spin on the quintessential granola recipe that you know and love.
Organic Plain whole milk yogurt from Seven Stars Farm in Pennsylvania. It’s non-homogenized, which means when you open the container you will see bits of butter and a layer of cream on top. Gently fold this layer into the container to distribute, then pour what you want. Storage: Make sure to use a clean spoon each time you dish it out and keep the container refrigerated. Best by date is printed on the lid. Certified organic and certified biodynamic.
White sourdough English muffins from Dam Good English Muffins in Peekskill, NY (not far from The New Croton Dam. Dam Good English Muffins is a woman-owned, family-operated wholesale bakery that has been in business since 2017. Read more about the bakery and its hiring practices on their website - it’s a wonderful company that makes a fantastic product. Storage: Store in freezer. Thaw on the counter or via defrost in the microwave before toasting.
Pastured eggs from Hazelman Farms in West Milford, NJ. Storage: Eggs may be refrigerated three to five weeks from the day they are placed in the refrigerator. The "Sell-By" date will usually expire during that length of time, but the eggs will be perfectly safe to use.*Integrated Pest Management is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices.