Kula Fields | What’s In The Box? | April 16 – 19, 2014

Kula Fields 04-17-14 Produce Boxes

I love when we get mushrooms!  MMM…mushrooms, potatoes, kale.  Now, if only it would stop raining so we can have some onions. April showers bring May flowers. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Summer.
Here’s what’s on tap for Kula Fields produce deliveries this week:

On Maui: 
Pineapple – (C)
Bananas – (S)
Cabbage – (S)
Mushrooms – (O)
Avocados – (S)
Potatoes – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Kale, Collards or Rainbow Chard – (S)
&
Japanese Cucumber – (S)

On Oahu:
Pineapple – (C)
Avocados OR Bananas– (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Mushrooms – (O)
Beets OR Cabbage– (S)
Potatoes – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Kale, Collards OR Rainbow Chard – (S)
&
Japanese Cucumber – (S)

 

(C) – Conventional (S) – Sustainable/Non-Sprayed (O) – Certified Organic

Possible substitutions this week include:

Sweet potatoes, avocado, bananas, ginger, green beans,  zucchini & tomatoes

***Note that these items are never guaranteed until picked up from the farmers. Weather, pests, & other natural occurrences could mean that some items on this list are unavailable.

Kula Fields | What’s In The Box? | April 9-12, 2014

Kula Fields Produce Boxes 04-09-14 The sun is shining and the weather is beautiful today! Sadly, due to recent high winds, the mangoes were blown off the trees and onto the ground. It also damaged the tender new plantings of cucumbers and zucchini. Seems our farmers can’t win.
Other farmers are just starting to get plants into the ground. It’s been so saturated lately. While things have been looking “ho-hum” produce wise the past few months, today’s sunshine promises of goodness to come. I cannot wait!
Here’s what’s on tap for Kula Fields produce deliveries this week:

On Maui & Oahu:
Pineapple – (C)
Bananas – (S)
Beets – (S)
Baby Bok Choy – (S)
Green Beans – (S)
Potatoes – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Kale – (S)
&
Chives – (S)

(C) – Conventional (S) – Sustainable/Non-Sprayed (O) – Certified Organic

Possible substitutions this week include:

Sweet potatoes, avocado, mango, ginger, peppers, green beans, corn, & tomatoes

***Note that these items are never guaranteed until picked up from the farmers. Weather, pests, & other natural occurrences could mean that some items on this list are unavailable.

Kula Fields | What’s In The Box? | April 2-5, 2014

Kula Fields Boxes 04-02-14 Yes, I know it has been awhile since I last posted a “What’s In The Box?” post.  There are a few reasons why.  Right around the holidays, I surveyed our customer base to find out what was working and what wasn’t.  Turns out that those who responded didn’t really read the posts so I felt I was wasting time.  However, those who didn’t respond to the survey let me know, loud and clear, that they were missing the weekly posts. It didn’t help that the weather was awful, at best, and I really felt uninspired to take pictures and post the list online since I couldn’t really offer any ideas of what would truly be in the boxes. I would place my orders with the farmers and by the time I was supposed to pick up the goods they just simply weren’t available due to the weather.
What I’ve learned is that potential customers find the posts quite helpful. Now, to just get motivated and inspired… Mangoes always work! Hope they inspire your menus this week too!

On Maui & Oahu:
Mangoes – (S)
Bananas – (S)
Avocados – (S)
Napa or Chinese Cabbage – (S)
Green Bell Pepper – (S)
Potatoes – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Cilantro – (S)

(C) – Conventional (S) – Sustainable/Non-Sprayed (O) – Certified Organic

Possible substitutions this week include:

Extra lettuce, sprouts, sweet potatoes, kohlrabi, green beans, corn,  long eggplant, citrus, and pineapple.

***Note that these items are never guaranteed until picked up from the farmers. Weather, pests, & other natural occurrences could mean that some items on this list are unavailable.