Kula Fields | Produce Delivery February 12-15, 2014 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields Produce Box 02-12-14

The sun is shining in Kula today and believe me when I say that it is truly something to smile about. February is always the coldest month of the year up here and the recent rains have made harvesting tricky, if not impossible, and have completely demolished some crops. If you are hoping to get strawberries any time soon I wouldn’t count on it. They turn to complete mush after the rains and the farmer scrambles to fulfill his larger corporate accounts first before us. Lettuce took a beating too and the cold weather makes the irrigation water icy cold and shocks the plants, thus reducing their growth.
I haven’t even attempted to do a “What’s In The Box?” post because I place my orders but may never get what I order due to the weather conditions. We never really know until we pick up from the farmers. We work harder November – March every year to make sure we have a wonderful selection of items to send out.
From the farms to your table, here is this week’s gourmet goodness produce delivery.

On MAUI
Tangerines – (S)
Bananas – (S)
Green Onions – (S)
Napa or Chinese Cabbage – (S)
Zucchini – (S)
Curly Kale, Rainbow Chard or Collard Greens – (S)
Baby Spinach  – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Thyme – (S) * Be sure to dry out what you don’t use for later cooking purposes.

On OAHU
Tangerines – (S)
Bananas – (S)
Green Onions – (S)
Beets – (S)
Zucchini – (S)
Curly Kale, Rainbow Chard or Collard Greens – (S)
Baby Spinach  – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Thyme – (S) * Be sure to dry out what you don’t use for later cooking purposes.

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Extra Citrus, Lilikoi, Avocado, Green peppers, Yellow beans, Pineapple, Eggplant, Collard Greens, Rainbow Chard, Kula Sweet Onions, Cucumber or Sweet potatoes

***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.