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Eating from the Farmstand Locavore Bag (Week of October 16th – October 20th)

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1 Bunch Green Chard (Pesticide Free from Hydroponic Farm – Greens on the Gro, Palmetto FL)
Creamy Swiss Chard & Bell Pepper Medley

1 Seminole Pumpkin (My Mother’s Garden, Wimauma FL)
Pumpkin Tangerine Cake

1/2 lb Sweet Pepper Medley (NC)
Creamy Swiss Chard and Bell Pepper Medley

1 Eggplant (GA)
Baby Bok Choy & Eggplant Stir Fry

1/2 lb Baby Bok Choy (CA)
Baby Bok Choy & Eggplant Stir Fry

1 lb Fall Glo Tangerine (FL)
Pumpkin Tangerine Cake

3 Gala Apples (WA)
Rice Pudding with Caramel Gala Apples

Eating from the Farmstand Locavore Bag (Week of September 25th – September 29th)

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1 Bunch Green Chard (Pesticide Free from Hydroponic Farm – Greens on the Gro, Palmetto FL)
Sautéed Red Cabbage with Onions and Smoked Sausage
Chard & Red Cabbage Gratin

1 Avocado (FL)
Blackened Jalapeño and Avocado Dipping Sauce
Medjool Date, Avocado, and Kiwi Salsa on Sea Scallops

1/4 lb Jalapeno Pepper (CA)
Blackened Jalapeño and Avocado Dipping Sauce
Medjool Date, Avocado, and Kiwi Salsa on Sea Scallops

1 Jumbo Yellow Onion (CA)
Sautéed Red Cabbage with Onions and Smoked Sausage
Medjool Date, Avocado, and Kiwi Salsa on Sea Scallops. Willing to bet the yellow onion this week will make a great replacement for the red in this recipe.
Chard & Red Cabbage Gratin

1 Head Red Cabbage (WI)
Sautéed Red Cabbage with Onions and Smoked Sausage
Chard & Red Cabbage Gratin

1/2 Pint Kiwi Berries (OR)
Medjool Date, Avocado, and Kiwi Salsa on Sea Scallops. Save the step of peeling kiwi in this recipe by using this week’s kiwi berries. No need to peel them. Just slice and enjoy.

Creamy KiwiBerry Sauce
2 cups KiwiBerry puree
2 cups sour cream
1 tsp. melon or other fruit liqueur
1 tbsp. honey
slivered orange zest for topping

Mix all ingredients except orange zest.
For Baked Fish: Top with sauce when fish starts to flake. Garnish with orange zest.
For Grilled Fish: Top with sauce when fish is ready to eat. Top with orange zest.

1/2 lb Medjool Dates (CA)
Medjool Date, Avocado, and Kiwi Salsa on Sea Scallops

Eating From the Farmstand Locavore Bag (Week of September 18th – September 22nd)

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1 Cucumber (Lady Moon Farms, GA)
Pea Shoot and Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Reduction. Consider using raspberries in place of strawberries
Cucumber Feta Toasts

1 Small Bag (1/10 lb) Pea Shoots (My Mother’s Garden, Wimauma FL)
Pea Shoot and Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Reduction. Consider using raspberries in place of strawberries.
Artichoke & Pea Shoot Salad. Pair down this recipe to work with the two artichokes and pea shoots in this week’s bag.

1 lb Jewel Sweet Potato (US)
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato, Corn & Black Bean Hash

2 Artichoke (CA)
Steamed Artichokes
Baked Artichokes with Breadcrumbs
Artichoke & Pea Shoot Salad. Pair down this recipe to work with the two artichokes and pea shoots in this week’s bag.

4 Ears Bicolor Corn (CO)
Sweet Corn Ice Cream with Roasted Plums. You will have to adjust the ingredients a bit but this sounded worth the trouble.
Sweet Potato Corn & Black Bean Hash

6 oz Raspberries (CA)
Raspberry Plumb Crumb Tart
Pea Shoot and Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Reduction. Consider using raspberries in place of strawberries

1/2 lb Red Plums (CA)
Raspberry Plum Crumb Tart
Sweet Corn Ice Cream with Roasted Plums. You will have to adjust the ingredients a bit but this sounded worth the trouble.

Eating from the Farmstand Locavore (Week of September 11th – September 15th)

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1 Bunch Malabar Spinach – Pesticide Free (Greens on the Gro Hydroponic Farm, FL)
Collards, Spinach, and Onions
Spaghetti Squash with Garlic & Spinach

1 Small Bunch Collards – Pesticide Free (Greens on the Gro Hydroponic Farm, FL)
Collards, Spinach, and Onions
Collard Chips

1 Spaghetti Squash (NC)
Spaghetti Squash with Garlic & Spinach
Spaghetti Squash & Green Onion

1 Bunch Green Onions (CA)
Collards, Spinach, and Onions. This recipe calls for a medium sized onion. We think chopped green onion will make a great substitution.
Spaghetti Squash & Green Onion

1 lb Red Flame Seedless Grapes (CA)
Charentais Melons with Candied Walnuts, Watercress & Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette. This requires a bit of effort and many added ingredients than those offered in this bag but overall it was too good to pass up.

1 Charentais Melon (CA)
Charentais Frappe
Charentais Melons with Candied Walnuts, Watercress & Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette

Eating From the Farmstand Locavore Bag (Week of August 6th – August 11th)

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Cool salads and gazpachos are the topic of this week’s Farmstand Bag. We think this works well for our exceptionally warm August days in FL.

-1 Avocado (FL)
Cucumber Avocado Soup
Enjoy sliced Avocado with Tomato and Chopped Romaine
Enjoy Chopped Romaine with creamy Avocado and spicy Jalapeño on a deli sandwich

-1 Cucumber (SC)
Cucumber Avocado Soup
Cucumber Melon Salsa
Cucumber Pear Gazpacho

-1/4 lb Jalapeño Peppers (NC)
Cucumber Melon Salsa
Enjoy Chopped Romaine with creamy Avocado and spicy Jalapeño on a deli sandwich

-3 Bartlett Pears (CA)
Cucumber Pear Gazpacho

-1 Cantaloupe (CA)
Cucumber Melon Salsa

-9 oz Chopped Romaine (CA)
Enjoy sliced Avocado with Tomato and Chopped Romaine
Enjoy Chopped Romaine with creamy Avocado and spicy Jalapeño on a deli sandwich

-1 Tomato (SC)
Cucumber Melon Salsa
Enjoy sliced Avocado with Tomato and Chopped Romaine

Eating From the Farmstand Locavore Bag (Week of July 10th – July 14th)

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– 1 Bunch Dandelion Greens (CA)

Spicy Dandelion Greens

Grilled Peach, Gorgonzola, Dandelion Greens

– 1 lb Yellow Onion (NV)

Spicy Dandelion Greens

Onion Rosemary Bread

Grilled Peach, Gorgonzola, Dandelion Greens

– 1 Bunch Lavender, Mint (My Mother’s Garden)

mint Tea

Grilled Peach, Gorgonzola, Dandelion Greens

– 1 lb Zucchini (SC)

Roasted Summer Squash

– 1 lb Yellow Squash (SC)

Roasted Summer Squash

– 3 Yellow Peaches (SC)

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon and Rosemary

Grilled Peach, Gorgonzola, Dandelion Greens

-1 Bunch Rosemary (My Mother’s Garden)

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon and Rosemary

Onion Rosemary Bread

Eating From the Farmstand Locavore Bag (Week of July 3rd – July 7th)

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Rich avocado, juicy tomato bites, hearty sweet potatoes are just the beginning of this week’s Farmstand Bag. Check out these recipes to complement the many flavors in our Farmstand Locavore Bag:

– 1 Bunch Red Kale (NC)

Eggplant Red Russian Kale Fried Rice

Kale & Sweet Potato Soup

– 2 Sweet Potatoes (NC)

Kale & Sweet Potato Soup

– 1 lb Green Beans (NC)

Simple Green Bean Avocado Salad

Roasted Eggplant & Green Beans

– 1 Pint Grape Tomato (GA)

Simple Green Bean Avocado Salad

Creamy Avocado Pasta with Roasted Tomato

– 1 Avocado (Florida)

Simple Green Bean Avocado Salad

Creamy Avocado Pasta with Roasted Tomato

– 1 lb Eggplant (GA)

Roasted Eggplant & Green Beans

Eggplant Red Russian Kale Fried Rice