Pack List - Week of 10/10/22

Happy Thursday! Hope y’all are finding time for some leaf peepin’. The fresh produce moving through the Food Hub is looking more and more Autumnal! A few personal favorites in this week’s pack list, I hope you enjoy: 

Produce Package, Week of 10/10/22: 

  • Scallions from Pitchfork Farm in Burlington, VT. Store in their original packaging, or wrapped in a towel (to avoid excess moisture) inside your fridge’s crisper drawer. Best enjoyed in 3-5 days. Certified Organic. 
  • Lacinato Kale from Digger’s Mirth Collective Farm in Burlington, VT. Also whimsically called “Dinosaur Kale” - Store in the coldest part of your fridge, away from excess moisture or fruits like apples and pears. If your kale begins to wilt or lose structure, you can “shock” it in cold water to revive it a bit. Best enjoyed within the week. Certified Organic. 
  • Poblano Peppers from Honey Field Farm in Norwich, Vermont. Store in one's vegetable crisper drawer, ideally using a bag with holes for air circulation. Properly stored, peppers can stay fresh for 1-2 weeks. Certified Organic. 
  • Garlic from Last Resort Farm in Monkton, VT. Store garlic in a relatively cool, dry, and dark place. I like to store garlic in a loose-weave basket in my pantry, where it can keep for months.  Certified Organic. 
  • Honeycrisp Apples from Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, VT. Crisp, juicy, balanced sweetness & acidity - a great fresh-eating apple. Store in your crisper drawer, away from tender greens and other vegetables. Eco-apple certified. 
  • Gold Potatoes from Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington, VT. Potatoes are best stored in a cool, dark pantry with plenty of ventilation. They can be stored for months if your pantry is nice and cool, or best eaten within two weeks if at room temperature. Certified Organic. 
  • Koginut Squash (Variety Produce Package Only) from Bone Mountain Farm in Bolton, Vermont. One of our favorite winter squashes - stores best around 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit. A cool pantry or cellar works best – whatever you can manage, keep it out of the fridge! Certified Organic.