Produce Report: Washington’s Own

Hello all and Happy Monday! This week’s produce is arriving in good condition, especially our local lovelies. For this report, we’d like to showcase Washington’s very own items.

In particular, the shipment of Walla Walla sweet onions are fabulous! Our produce spotlight item last week, the Walla Walla sweet onion has a delicious mild flavor and can only be found in Walla Walla! With a great history and wonderful taste, these onions are perfect for any dinner table.

We are also very pleased with this week’s delivery of broccoli. Hailing from Washington, these beauties are ready to be eaten! What’s the best part about having broccoli in your bin? They are so versatile! Steam them, bake them, add them to soup, or, if you’re really adventurous, grill them! My favorite way to eat broccoli, drizzle the broccoli in olive oil, salt and pepper. Shake them in a bag of parmesan cheese until they are coated in white. Throw them on the grill until cheese begins to crisp golden. Share and enjoy them with your favorite meal.

Eye site bad? Good thing for this week’s shipment of carrots! sweet and crisp, these carrots are an excellent snack and source of nutrition! Like broccoli, carrots are very versatile – even more so than broccoli! Use these for a homemade organic carrot cake. Bake them. Sauté them. Or eat them with your favorite salad dressing. No matter how you eat them, these carrots will be a great choice!

HOT ITEM!  This week’s Washington cherries look beautiful with vibrant color matching their sweet taste! Fresh cherries are also a perfect snack. Bag them and take them to work for a yummy 2 p.m. boost. Tasting like candy, many people are unaware of the cherry’s nutritional value. From getting a better night’s rest, to maintaining a healthy weight, and even helping to prevent some diseases, these little cherries are an excellent aid!

One of our most popular greens, the rainbow chard is back this week and ravishing! The stems are bright and vibrant, and edible! Most do not know that the stems may also be eaten, so don’t toss them out just yet! The leaves are, of course, just delicious. An excellent source of fiber, calcium, and iron, add chopped chard leaves to soups, salads, or casseroles for an easy way to get veggies into your meals.

Keeping on the green items, this week’s green beans are great! Long and crisp, add them to just about anything or eat alone for another tasty way to get your veggies for the day.

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