In Your Share (Feb 6th edition)

As many of you know we had some flooding down at our Grand Island property last month. The island was completely cut off for several days and we had over 5′ of water in the back fields! Luckily, very few of the fields that we have planted  with winter crops went under water. Check out these flood photos if you’re interested.

You can download your Recipe Packet HERE.  These are written by my friend Katherine Deumling at Cook With What You Have. She’s going to continue to provide them through the rest of the winter share so let me know what you think?

This week your share may include…

  • Beets: We’re happy to see these delicious red beets back in the share. There are quite a few recipes in the packet this week. You can also check out my Beets 101 post for a few more ideas including my tried and true (and easy too!) Raw Beet and Apple Salad.
  • Carrots: These incredibly sweet carrots are one of the highlights of winter. Ya Ya is a new variety that we trialed this winter and it looks really good!
  • Collards: They are looking beautiful with purple and red highlights on the leaves. This is another veggie that sweetens up considerably in the winter.
  • Onions, Yellow: These Copra onions have great eating quality and they are our longest lasting onion in storage.
  • Parsnips: Some great ideas for these in your recipe packet.
  • Potatoes: Nice red potatoes this week.
  • Rutabaga: A few years ago my friend Scott at Nash’s Organic Produce gave me a taste of the rutabaga Gilfeather, and after that I was hooked. No other variety even comes close!  This variety is so good it has been included in the Slow Food US Ark of Taste, a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. Help us protect and promote these foods by eating them. Katherine has included a few more rutabaga recipes in your packet this week.
  • Dry Beans – We’ve been experimenting growing different kinds of dry beans the last couple of years. This week you’ll see borlotti beans and black beans in your share. The Italian borlotti beans are speckled red. They have a nutty flavor and creamy texture. The black beans are traditional black turtle variety which are small shiny black bean with a dense meaty texture.

Coming soon… Purple Sprouting Broccoli!