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Cucumber

Facts:

Cucumber plants naturally thrive in both temperate and tropical environments. For this reason, they are native to many regions of the world. Cucumbers belong to the same botanical family as melons and squashes. Cucumbers provide us with a unique combination of nutrients including vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese.

Prep Tips:

Cucumbers may be peeled or unpeeled. Which ever you desire, wash and prepare your cucs according to your dish. Seeds do not need to be removed.

Storage Tips:

If you must refrigerate your cucumbers, limit it to 1-3 days and eat them as soon as possible. We'd also suggest keeping them off the bottom shelf, which is usually the coldest part of the fridge.

In addition, cucumbers are highly sensitive to ethylene and should be kept away from bananas, melons, and tomatoes, in particular.

Harvest Season:

June - October

Farm Recipe:

Cucumbers Salad

1 Sweet Onion halved and sliced
1 Cucumber peeled and sliced
1 C Sugar
1 C White Vinegar
1 C Mayo
Salt
Pepper

This recipe is best a day or two after making it. Combine sugar, vinegar, and mayo. Pour over cucumber and onions. Salt and pepper to taste.

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