Aloha Oahu Fresh members! Hope you had a great 3 day weekend! This week’s bag is all about a mix of old and new items–we are happy to have our Kahumana Farm organic mixed baby greens back, as well as more butternut squash from Ho Farms (gotta get that while we can!), dwarf Wurtz avocados from Kama`aina Land Plant Rentals, japanese cucumbers from Mari’s Garden, and papayas, bush beans, and kale from Pacific Gateway Farmers.
Here’s a great idea for using your butternut squash that I tried on July 4th–it was great, although I had some very competent help in the kitchen, so I can’t take full credit!
It was also good the next morning with an egg on top, so it’s pretty versatile. We made a few substitutions, like adding kale in with the spinach, and a little portuguese sausage as well as bacon crumbled on top, but you get the idea! Warm Roasted Butternut Squash & Quinoa Salad
Toasted Walnut Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Goat Cheese This is a great looking salad already, but to make it all local, use mac nuts, papaya, and Naked Cow Dairy feta. Naked Cow Dairy feta crumbles are available through Oahu Fresh–see our store and have it delivered with your bag.
Kale Salad with Mango Mangos are coming in slowly this year, maybe due to the frequent rain we’ve had. If you can get one try this salad using your PGC Farmers kale.
Dwarf Wurtz Avocados: these avocados are the only true dwarf variety, and they are sometimes called Little Cado. Avocados do not ripen on the tree; they will ripen at room temperature after one to two weeks. For the dwarf Wurtz, they will be ripe when there is a little give to them and the skin is wrinkly.