Yesterday was the Small Farmer & Rancher rally in Salem. The Friends of Family Farmers have done a great job organizing and promoting small farmers concerns at the legislature. Find out more here about the issues and how you can help.
The Recipe Packet has some great ideas for purple sprouting broccoli & parsnips as well as all of the other veggies.
This week your share may include…
Beets: We’re happy to finally have some of these nice Lutz beets in the share.
Purple Sprouting Broccoli: The sprouting broccoli is kicking into high gear and it is looking great! There are quite a few recipes for it in your packet.
Carrots: We’re nearing the end of the winter carrot season – enjoy them while they last.
Chard: Beautiful rainbow chard. My grandmothers chard bisque recipe is here.
Collards: I love these very versatile greens. One of my favorite ways to use them is this recipe with black-eyed peas or try them with beets & tahini sauce from your recipe packet.
Leeks: This variety, King Richard, has beautiful long white shanks that are nice and tender.
Parsnips: The humble parsnip adds such nice flavor to winter soups & stews.
Potatoes: Yellow Finn potatoes.
Shallots: These are a variety called Conservor. This is the first year we’ve grown these and many of them are quite large. They have good flavor, similar to a French Shallot. A recipe for braising these is in your packet.
Coming soon… we’re hoping for cauliflower!