KEEPING  IT FRESH!

KEEPING IT FRESH!

Shannon here! If you've come to us at Family Dinner, I have to assume that you care about your food. You want to make sure that it's local, healthy, and that it's good for you, the community, and the environment. And we love that about you and love serving you all this local, seasonal bounty! Sometimes, though, you may not get to that beautiful bunch of kale right away or are questioning what fruit is okay to leave on the counter or the fridge. 

First off, it's okay, it happens to all of us! We wanted to share some resources with you so that you can store your veg with confidence and get the most out of each item in your share even if you do not get to using it right away! 

To start, there are some really great resources out there on food storage including these articles from Kitchn and the New York Times

Some of the team's favorite tips: 

  • Get a GIANT Ziploc-type bag to store your greens (i.e., lettuce/kale/chard) in, add a damp paper towel and enjoy your greens for literal weeks. I wash out and re-use this bag over and over again so it does not just immediately become waste.  (And just know, my Grannie will be very proud of you.)
  • Not fully soft/ripe stone fruit? Stick them in a paper bag on the counter. Once they are ripe, though, immediately store in the fridge.
  • Not everyone loves the fridge--I'm thinking of things like tomatoes and bananas which will lose flavor and turn grey, respectively. On the flip side, as beautiful as they are on a counter, you can store lemons for almost a month in the fridge. This Kitchn article does a great job talking about specific types of fruit and veg.
  • Our favorite ways to use up items? Let's talk: quiche, frittata, soup, pesto, crumbles, so many things to choose from!
  • Stock Bag - now, if you don't have a bag in your freezer for your veggie scraps, what are you doing?? Save those scraps and add them to a bag in your freezer. When you're ready to make some stock, dump them in instead of fresh veg! 

Additionally, we do have a page on our site dedicated to storage tips. You can find it here and it will also be linked forever more in this newsletter down in the recipes section! 

If you ever have questions, feel free to reach out! We always love hearing from you: hello@sharefamilydinner.com.


WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

Delivery dates: Saturday, 8/7 and Tuesday, 8/10

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

Add-on Grain of the Week - Crackers from Mill Cove
Add-on Bread of the Week - Challah from Mamaleh's
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Almond Croissants from Iggy's
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Black Pepper Pasta from Dave's Fresh Pasta
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Creamline from Bell and Goose 
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Beet Tzatziki from Mamaleh's
Add-on Fruit Share - Plums from Autumn Hill Orchard and Nectarines from Champlain Orchard**

***AVOCADO Update: We found out that at certain points of the year, avocados will randomly decide to be grey on the inside, while not discernible from the outside. For this reason (and for only a few weeks), we will be switching to an Organic Avocado from California in our tropical fruits section. 

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Tuna from Red's Best; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Pescatarian Protein - Tuna from Red's Best; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Vegetarian Proteins - Latkes from Mamaleh's; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Paleo Proteins - Tuna from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Corn and Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm; Tomatoes from Langwater Farm, Kitchen Garden Farm, and Heron Pond Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm, Brookford Farm, and Heron Pond Farm
Grain - Country Round from Iggy's
Special Treat - Cherry Pistachio Cookies from Lark

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Tuna from Red's Best; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Tuna and Cusk from Red's Best; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Latkes from Mamaleh's; Shaved Gyro Seitan from Littleburg; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Tuna from Red's Best; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Corn and Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm; Tomatoes from Langwater Farm, Kitchen Garden Farm, and Heron Pond Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm, Brookford Farm, and Heron Pond Farm; Cucumbers from Brookford Farm; Peppers from Kitchen Garden Farm
Grain - Country Round from Iggy's
Special Treat - Cherry Pistachio Cookies from Lark; Rugelach from Mamaleh's

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Tuna from Red's Best; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Tuna and Cusk from Red's Best; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Vegetarian Proteins - Latkes from Mamaleh's; Shaved Gyro Seitan from Littleburg; Tamales from TexMex Eats; Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Paleo Proteins - Tuna from Red's Best; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Pork Chops from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Corn and Peaches from Kimball Fruit Farm; Tomatoes from Langwater Farm, Kitchen Garden Farm, and Heron Pond Farm; Kale from Langwater Farm, Brookford Farm, and Heron Pond Farm; Cucumbers from Brookford Farm; Peppers from Kitchen Garden Farm; Zucchini from Brookford Farm; Eggplant from Langwater Farm
Grain - Country Round from Iggy's; Maine Grains
Special Treat - Cherry Pistachio Cookies from Lark; Rugelach from Mamaleh's


RECIPES

(from Shannon)

I want to see what you're making! Send pics of your creations and other recipes to recipes at sharefamilydinner.com for us to highlight.

Tomato Toast with Peaches and Mozzarella - Move over Avocado Toast! We have a new breakfast champion in the house! 

Tomato-Peach Salad with Tofu Cream - This salad is what summer veggie dreams are made of.

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Roasted Corn and Tomato Salsa - Again, more summer dreams and more salsas because that's all I want to eat this time of year. 

Pork Chop Ratatouille - Live out your dreams as a famous french rat/chef and also can I get some applause for spelling ratatouille right on the first try? 

Canning Stone Fruit - Wondering what to do with all these glorious summer stone fruit deliciousness?  Want to dabble in canning and try one jar for funsies? Check out this infographic on how-to! 

PEPPERSSSSS - We're getting to the peak fun time of the year when all the glorious nightshades are out. There are a few different peppers heading out tomorrow so check them out here! 

Kale with Sweet Corn - I love a good kale salad and this just sounds extra yummy! 

Spanish Style Cusk - And obviously I had to include a one-pot meal at some point! Dinner ready in a jiffy and enjoy these wonder flavors.

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found HERE

Want to share recipes that wow'ed you or show off something incredible that is just going to make me drool while checking emails?  Drop us a line at recipes at sharefamilydinner.com with both a picture and recipe.  Highlights of your recipes and creations are forthcoming!  (I'm loving all the things you have sent! Stay tuned!)