Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Order for Friday, April 23

The lemons and grapefruit this week in Coral Gables and Cutler Bay are wild grown and harvested on private land along Fisheating Creek, FL. The grapefruit have lots of seeds, but also have excellent flavor and sweetness. The lemons are larger than typical with knobby skin and more of an orange tinged flesh inside. My daughter made some yummy lemon meringue pies with them. Enjoy!!
Make sure you scroll down to see the Avocado and Watercress Salad recipe. Fish Dip will be available at all locations this week.
Martha and Cyndi

Regular Share
Green Beans, FL
Celery, FL
Lettuce, FL (2 heads)
Russet Potatoes
Zucchini, FL
Watercress, FL
Hass Avocados
Asian Pears
Tangerines (Cutler Bay gets navel oranges)

Fruit Share

Avocado and Watercress Salad

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1 tablespoon grated sweet onion such as Vidalia (use large holes of a box grater)
  • 1/4 cup finely grated peeled Gala apple (use small holes of box grater)
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or alternate sweetener)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 cups watercress (thin stems and leaves only; from 1 large bunch)
  • 1 firm-ripe avocado

Stir together vinegar, onion, apple, soy sauce, and sugar until sugar has dissolved, then stir in oil.

Just before serving, toss watercress with enough dressing to coat. Quarter, pit, and peel avocado, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Gently toss with watercress.

Cooks' notes: ·Watercress can be trimmed 1 day ahead and chilled in a sealed bag lined with damp paper towels.
·Dressing can be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered. Stir or shake before using.

Martha's notes: I served this, telling my family they could only get a salad like this in the finest of restaurants! It looks gourmet... take a picture! My husband (who doesn't typically go for the unusual foods) even said it was quite good. I did not have rice vinegar, but used wine vinegar in its place. Watercress is a rich source of Vit. C, Vit. A, calcium and iron. Only four of us ate the entire bunch of watercress made into this salad, but we only needed half the dressing this recipe made to sufficiently dress the greens. I have also made it using other varieties of apple.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Order for Friday, April 9th

To our members and guests:

Hope you all had a happy Easter and are feeling refreshed from spring break.

LM is short for Lady Moon, a farm with several locations, FL, GA and PA. The season determines where we get our produce. Should all be from FL now. Sorry we couldn't get the asparagus. We were looking forward to that, but broccoli was available. Hope you enjoy the wide Florida selection, especially the peas and green beans. Must be Spring!

If rutabaga is new to you, use it like you would a potatoe. Great for people who can't tolerate potatoes. Use in soups, bake or mash. I love it in a good beef stew. Those of you getting the Daikon radishes, I must say, I am slightly jealous. These are excellent for your health, particularly the gallbladder. Just shred and add to your salads. Sprouts are also excellent in salad or on sandwhiches.

If you have any tips or great recipes you would like to share, email us at healthyhabitsproduce@gmail.com. We'd love to post your ideas. You may also email us your requests.

Also, we have openings in our Doral group. If you have contacts in that area, please forward our information to them. We appreciate your help.


Cyndi and Martha

Regular Share


green beans (FL)

carrots (Parsley for Coral Gables)

crunchy mixed sprouts (FL)

Rutabaga (Daikon radishes for Cutler Bay)

cucumber (FL)

English peas (FL)

red leaf lettuce (LM) (Not all groups)

green romaine lettuce (LM) (Some groups will only have romaine this time, as per your requests!)


cremini mushrooms

sweet potatoes (jewel or garnett)



yellow peaches



Fruit shares


valencia oranges (FL)

Braeburn apples

strawberries (FL)