Aloha Oahu Freshies, and welcome to the last bag of summer! This week’s bag will have Maunawili Greens lettuce, Nalo Farms baby arugula, Ho Farms tomatoes, Pit Farms mint, Poamoho Organic Produce avocados, and Aloun Farms canteloupe. There will also be either zucchini or long squash from Pit Farms.
A few suggestions on how to use your produce this week:
Canteloupe Salad with Lime, Mint, & Ginger
Thai Shrimp and Squash Soup This recipe calls for butternut squash but long squash works so well in soup it’s worth changing the recipe.
Long Squash Chicken Soup Very few ingredients in this recipe, so you can make it as is, or get creative!
Baby Arugula Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing
Baby Arugula Pesto A pesto with capers instead of pine nuts!
Six Great Recipes for Zucchini: zucchini oven chips, grilled zucchini and summer squash salad, zucchini bread, layered zucchini, chocolate zucchini cake, and stuffed zucchini with potatoes and peas!
Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dip
Enjoy the produce and please let us know if you try something really tasty-we’d be happy to put it up on the site!
Please remember to provide your previous week’s bag when your order is delivered each week. You can leave the bag on a door or desk if you are not present when the delivery occurs.
Avocados! The avocado in your bag is an organic one from Poamoho Organic Produce. Al Santoro, owner and farmer, told us that normally avocados will ripen in 5-7days after coming off the tree. This variety however has been consistently ripening within 2-4 days. Your avo should be ready to eat this weekend-enjoy! Al says that this variety was called Butterball by the person who gave it to him, although many avos are referred to that way. Al’s not sure exactly what variety it is but he’s been eating them on BLTs for several days! Thanks Al!
aloha and bon appetit!
I have a suggestion if you tend to forget to bring back your bag: I’ve been using my own insulated bag (and add a pack of dry ice) to make the “swap” each week. It works out great – especially if I need to run errands before I return home. It’s great not having to worry about forgetting to bring back the bag the following week!