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Newsletter | Week of October 29, 2018

1000 stone farm

Meet 1000 Stone Farm! Our new partners for delicious, Vermont-grown, and certified organic mushrooms. This small fruit and vegetable farm is located in the rocky, rolling hills of Brookfield, VT (near our pals at Fat Toad Farm!) We’re so happy we’ve found another great small family farm in Vermont to share with you. Mushrooms add a really nice variety to our Vermont Vegetable packages throughout the year. Enjoy!

 

In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic **Ecologically Grown ***Eco-Apple Certified |  Meet Our Farmers and Food Makers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Mesclun* | Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington, VT

  • Brussels Sprouts * and ** | Lewis Creek Farm, Starksboro, VT (Vermont Ecologically Grown) and Kettle Song Farm

  • Carrots* | Pitchfork Farm, Burlington, VT

  • Red Kuri Winter Squash* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington VT

  • Gold Potatoes* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington VT

  • Chesnut Mushrooms* | 1000 Stone Farm, Brookfield, VT

  • Variety Size Only: Rosemary* | Red Wagon Plants, Hinesburg, VT

Omnivore Package

The Omnivore Package includes your Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...

  • Pasture Raised Chicken Legs | Maple Wind Farm, Huntington/Richmond, VT

  • Frozen Strawberries* | Adam’s Berry Farm, Charlotte, VT

  • Maple Vinaigrette | Joe’s Kitchen, East Montpelier, VT

Localvore Package

The Localvore Package includes your Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...

  • Pasture Raised Chicken Legs | Maple Wind Farm, Huntington/Richmond, VT

  • Frozen Strawberries* | Adam’s Berry Farm, Charlotte, VT

  • Maple Vinaigrette | Joe’s Kitchen, East Montpelier, VT

  • Bread: Mad River Grain* | Red Hen Baking Company

  • Pasture Raised Eggs | Besteyfield Farm

 

Weekly Subscriptions

Bread: Mad River Grain*

Red Hen Baking Co.

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm

 

Cooking & Storage Tips

Eat this first: Mesclun, Brussels Sprouts, and Mushrooms

Recipes

Roasted Brussels Sprout and Winter Squash Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Mesclun

  • 1/2 Lbs. Brussels Sprouts, Halved

  • 2 Cups Winter Squash, Sliced

  • Maple Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

  • Salt and Pepper

Process:

  1. Pre Heat oven to 400 F

  2. Halve Brussels Sprouts

  3. Cut the squash in half. Peel if you prefer not to eat the skin. Remove the seeds. Then, cut the squash into cut into 1/2 in. slices

  4. Coat Brussels and squash in olive oil, season with salt and pepper

  5. Place Brussels sprouts and squash on a baking sheet; place in oven until browned (35-40 minutes)

  6. In a large bowl, add mesculn, toss with maple vinaigrette; toss until evenly coated

  7. Top mesclun with Brussels sprouts and squash. Drizzle dressing over the squash and Brussels sprouts for extra flavor. Enjoy!

Strawberry, Apple, Pear Crisp

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A delicious recipe to clear your refrigerator of any lingering pears, apples, and use your frozen berries! (Our oven was a little too hot - oops! Luckily, it still tasted delicious!)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Apples, cored & chopped (1/2 in. pieces)

  • 1 Lbs. strawberries, halved

  • 2 Pears, cored & chopped (1/2 in. pieces)

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar

  • 3/4 Cup Flour

  • 1 Cup Oats

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar

  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla

  • 1/2 Cup Butter (cold)

  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon

Process:

  1. preheat oven to 375F

  2. Chop apples, pears and strawberries

  3. Put the chopped fruit in a bowl and top with 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of sugar; mix until fruit is evenly coated

  4. Layer the fruit into a 13 in. baking pan

  5. In a Large bowl, mix brown sugar, remaining flour, oats and cinnamon

  6. Once the dry ingredients are mixed evenly, add vanilla, and cut in butter using a pastry blender or a fork; work mixture until it begins to form large crumbs

  7. Pour dry mix evenly over the fruit

  8. Place in preheated oven, cook for 35-40 minutes, until the toping is browned

Braised Chicken Legs with Carrots, Potatoes, and Rosemary

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Chicken Legs

  • 1/2 Pound Brussels Sprouts, halved

  • 3 Carrots, Sliced

  • 1/2 Pound Gold Potatoes, Chopped (1 in. pieces)

  • 1 Red Onion, Sliced

  • 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1-2 Cups Vegetable Broth

  • 2 Tbsp. Rosemary

  • Salt and pepper

Process:

  1. In a Dutch Oven, or large pot, heat Olive Oil over high heat

  2. Add chicken legs and cook until browned on both sides (around 3 minutes on each side). Then remove them from the pan and set aside.

  3. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan, and add the vegetables to the pot, and season with salt and pepper, saute for 3-5 minutes.

  4. Add vinegar and broth to the pot and add the chicken and rosemary sprigs. (You want the liquid to not quite cover the chicken)

  5. Cover pot and cook over medium-low low heat for about 20 minutes. Then, stir, and turn the chicken to the other side.

  6. Re-cover and cook for another 20 minutes.

  7. To cook down the sauce to be a little bit thicker, remove the lid and continue to simmer and allow more liquid to evaporate, for about 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through, and vegetables are soft.

  8. Serve nice and hot!

Winter Squash and Mushroom Risotto

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Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Red Kuri Squash Peeled & Chopped, or other Winter Squash (1/2 in. Pieces)

  • 5 Cups Vegetable Broth

  • 2 Cups Mushrooms, thinly sliced

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

  • 1 Medium Shallot, thinly sliced

  • 1 Cup Arborio Rice

  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan

  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Rosemary

  • Salt & Pepper

Process:

  1. Place broth in a medium sauce pan, cook at a simmer over medium heat

  2. Peel Red Kuri Squash, halve, scoop out the seeds, and cut into 1/2 in. pieces

  3. Slice mushrooms and shallots

  4. In a second pot, heat Olive Oil over medium-high heat, add shallots and cook until fragrant (about one minute)

  5. Stir in squash and mushrooms, cook for five minutes

  6. Add Rosemary, Salt and Pepper; cook for one minute

  7. Add rice, and cook for one minute

  8. Stir in 1/2 cup of the hot broth, bring to a simmer, and stir constantly until the broth has been absorbed

  9. Continue adding broth, 1/2 cup at a time, until the rice is soft and creamy; 30-40 minutes (you may have some broth left over)

  10. Remove pot from heat, stir in the parmesan

Fall Veggie Hash with Sweet Potato, Kale, Leek, Red Onion and Apple

Fall Veggie Hash

Ingredients:

  • 2 small sweet potatoes (or 1 large), cubed

  • 1/4 red onion, cut into strips

  • 4 cups lacinato kale, chopped

  • 1 cup of leeks, chopped

  • 1 small apple, chopped

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 tsp canola oil

  • Salt and pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet.

  3. Add sweet potatoes onion, salt and pepper.

  4. Once the potatoes and onion start to get browned, add a bit of water to the bottom of the pan and cover for around 3 minutes.

  5. Check the potatoes and onions. Once the potatoes start to get soft, remove cover and add the apples, kale, and leeks. Add more salt.

  6. Once the kale, leeks, and apple get soft, make 3 wells in the pan.

  7. Crack an egg into each of the wells and transfer the skillet to the oven.

  8. Bake until eggs are set, around 5 minutes.

  9. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.

Apple Clafoutis with Caramel

Apple Clafoutis with Caramel

Sounds fancy (it’s French, pronounced CLA-foo-tee), but this surprisingly simple dessert is absolutely delicious with a texture somewhere between a custard and a crepe. With a short list of basic ingredients, it’s a great dish for fall potlucks!

Apple Clafoutis

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup half and half, cream, or milk

  • 6 tbsp. plus 2 tbsp. butter, melted, and divided

  • 1 tbsp. Fat Toad Farm goat’s milk caramel sauce (plus more to drizzle over the top!)

  • 2⁄3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1⁄2 cup sugar

  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup

  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and diced

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F

  2. Grease a 10-inch pan with butter and place in the oven to warm up.

  3. Whisk together eggs, cream, 6 tbsp. butter, and caramel sauce. Add flour and sugar and whisk until completely combined.

  4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tbsp. of butter in a large skillet.

  5. Add the apples, cinnamon and maple syrup and sauteé until apples are golden and soft.

  6. Remove the pan from the oven and pour in half the batter. Add the apples, then pour in the remaining batter.

  7. Return pan to the oven and bake for around 20 minutes, until golden.

  8. Drizzle with more caramel sauce and serve.

Farro Grain Bowl with Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Onion, Apple, and Kale and Maple-Tahini Dressing

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Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Onion and Apple Grain Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 3 small sweet potatoes, cubed

  • ½ red onion, cut into chunks

  • 2 apples, diced

  • 2 leaves of lacinato kale, chopped

  • ½ cup of dry farro

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • salt and pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Toss the sweet potatoes, onion, and apples with the olive oil and salt and pepper.

  3. Transfer to a sheet pan and roast in the oven until the potatoes are soft, around 20-30 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, add the farro, a little bit of salt and 1 ½ cups of water to a pot.

  5. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to medium-low heat and cover.

  6. Let the farro cook for about 20 minutes until soft. Drain excess water.

  7. Transfer the cooked farro to two bowls. Add roasted vegetables and chopped kale, and top with our maple-tahini dressing, or the dressing of your choice.

Maple-Tahini Dressing

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup tahini

  • tbsp. maple syrup

  • 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • water to thin

 

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the tahini, maple syrup and vinegar in a small bowl. Add water, 1 tbsp at a time, until dressing is thinned to desired consistency.

Newsletter | Week of October 22, 2018

River Berry Farm

Meet River Berry Farm! Owner David Marchant has been a partner of the Intervale Food Hub from our first season. This certified organic farm in Northern Vermont specializes in growing a variety of vegetables and berries. Their farm stand, pictured above, is home to a lovely greenhouse filled with perennial and annual plants for sale in the summer, and pumpkins in the fall.

 

In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic **Ecologically Grown ***Eco-Apple Certified |  Meet Our Farmers and Food Makers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Red Leaf Lettuce * | River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT

  • Sweet Potatoes* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington VT

  • Kale* /** | River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT (Organic) and Lewis Creek Farm, Starksboro, VT (Vermont Ecologically Grown)

  • Red Onions* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington VT

  • Blondee or Liberty Apples*** | Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT

  • Variety Size Only: Leeks** | Lewis Creek Farm, Starksboro, VT

Omnivore Package

The Omnivore Package includes your Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...

  • Pasture Raised Pork Chops | Maple Wind Farm, Huntington/Richmond, VT

  • Cultured Butter | Ploughgate Creamery, Fayston, VT

  • Caramel Sauce | Fat Toad Farm, Brookfield, VT

Localvore Package

The Localvore Package includes your Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...

  • Pasture Raised Pork Chops | Maple Wind Farm, Huntington/Richmond, VT

  • Cultured Butter | Ploughgate Creamery, Fayston, VT

  • Caramel Sauce | Fat Toad Farm, Brookfield, VT

  • Bread: Polenta* | Red Hen Baking Company

  • Pasture Raised Eggs | Besteyfield Farm

 

Weekly Subscriptions

Bread: Polenta*

Red Hen Baking Co.

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm

 

Cooking & Storage Tips

Eat this first: Lettuce and Kale

Sweet Potatoes can be stored in a cool, dark, and dry place, like a pantry. You can peel them before cooking or feel free to leave the peel on - just give them a good scrub first!

Red onions are best stored in a cool, dark, dry place as well - though if you keep them in the refrigerator, you won’t cry as much when you cut them!

Try this recipe from the Kitchn for Quick-Pickled Red Onions! These would be delicious added to your grain bowl or vegetable hash, or to top salads or sandwiches, too.

Apples, leeks, kale, and lettuce should be stored in the refrigerator.

With leeks, you’ll want to cut the tougher, greener parts of the leek off and keep the tender white sections. Be sure to give them a good rinse, because dirt and sand can be trapped between the layers.

 

Recipes

Newsletter | Week of October 15, 2018

Does Leap

Meet Does Leap! This innovative, diversified certified organic farm in Northern Vermont is home to the adorable goats behind our chevre and feta cheese. Raising animals on lush green pastures in the Green Mountains results in an exceptional quality of food. "We enjoy producing food that people love and in a way that improves our farm and enriches both our lives and our landscapes."

 

In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic **Ecologically Grown ***Eco-Apple Certified |  Meet Our Farmers and Food Makers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Baby Spinach* | Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington’s Intervale, and Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington VT

  • Red Potatoes* | Valley Dream Farm, Cambridge VT

  • Carrots* | Pitchfork Farm, Burlington VT

  • Chioggia Beets* | Pitchfork Farm, Burlington VT

  • Hosui Asian Pears*** | Champlain Orchards, Shoreham VT

  • Brussels Sprouts* | Kettle Song Farm, Worcester VT

  • Variety Size Only: “Festival” Sweet Dumpling Squash* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington VT

Omnivore Package

The Omnivore Package includes your Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...

  • Grass Fed Sirloin Steak | Health Hero Farm, South Hero, VT and Snug Valley Farm in East Hardwick, VT

  • Feta Goat Cheese* | Does’ Leap Farm, Bakersfield, VT

  • Chimichurri Sauce | Joe’s Kitchen, Screamin’ Ridge Farm, East Montpelier, VT

Localvore Package

The Localvore Package includes your Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...

  • Grass Fed Sirloin Steak | Health Hero Farm, South Hero, VT and Snug Valley Farm in East Hardwick, VT

  • Feta Goat Cheese* | Does’ Leap Farm, Bakersfield, VT

  • Chimichurri Sauce | Joe’s Kitchen, Screamin’ Ridge Farm, East Montpelier, VT

  • Bread: Waitsfield Common* | Red Hen Baking Company

  • Pasture Raised Eggs | Besteyfield Farm

 

Weekly Subscriptions

Bread: Baguette*

Red Hen Baking Co.

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm

 

Cooking & Storage Tips

Eat this first: Baby Spinach and Brussels Sprouts

Week 20, here we go! This week is the start of “storage crop season.” Farms are wrapping up the last of their harvests from the field - including vegetables that were grown especially for their flavor and capacity to store well into the colder months for us to enjoy.

We’re featuring some great varieties of these vegetables to keep things interesting! The “chioggia” beets have a striped inner flesh that makes them visually interesting - but you can use them in any beet recipe.

The “Festival” sweet dumpling squash is colorful and a great manageable size - and it makes a perfect bowl!

Brussels sprouts have come into season a little earlier than we expected, and we were available to source some (though relatively small bags) for everyone this week! Perfect for a side dish or salad.

Our best cooking tip for this week is ROASTING! In the recipes below, we roasted a big batch of beets, carrots, brussels sprouts, and squash. That way, you can cook once and have lots of meals. We’ve added them to soup and salad, and you could also add them to grain bowls or serve them as side dishes over the course of the week.

 

Recipes

Sweet Dumpling Squash and Pear Soup

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Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups Sweet Dumpling Squash, Peeled & Cubed

  • 1-2 cups Pears, peeled and cubed

  • 4 Cups Vegetable Broth

  • 1/4 Cup Yellow Onion, Chopped

  • 1 Clove Garlic, Finely Chopped

  • 1 Tbsp. Grated Ginger

  • 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

  • Salt

Process:

  1. Preheat Oven to 400F

  2. Peel, de-seed and cube Squash & Pears

  3. Evenly coat Squash and Pears in 1 Tbsp. of Olive Oil and Season with Salt; place on a sheet pan and place in preheated oven

  4. Cook Squash and Pears for 30 minutes, or until Squash is tender

  5. Grate Ginger, Chop Garlic and Onion

  6. In a medium Sauce pan, heat 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil over medium/high heat

  7. Add Chopped Onion and Garlic to the pan, and allow to brown

  8. Add Vegetable broth, Squash and Pears, Ginger and Maple Syrup to the pan; cook for five minutes

  9. Using and Immersion Blender, Blend the squash and pears until the soup is a consistent texture

  10. Allow for soup to boil, Season with Salt

  11. Top with pepitas & Serve

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Pan Seared Sirloin with Chimichurri & Roasted Carrots

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Lb. Steak

  • 1/4 Cut Feta Cheese

  • 2 Tbs. Chimichurri

  • 3 Medium Carrots

  • 1 Clove Garlic, Finely chopped

  • 2 Tbsp. Butter

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper

Process:

  1. Preheat over to 400F

  2. Defrost steak; place in microwave and use proper setting, or allow steak to sit out on counter until thawed (allow for steak to get to room temperature)

  3. Cut the carrots in half, long ways; coat in olive oil and season with salt

  4. Place carrots on a sheet pan and place in the oven for 45 minutes, or until soft, and beginning to brown

  5. In a large skillet heat butter over medium heat, add garlic

  6. Season the steak with salt and pepper, and place in the hot skillet

  7. Let the steak brown for five minutes; flip and let the steak sit for another five minutes, or until browned

  8. Remove steak from the pan, and allow for the steak to rest for several minutes

  9. Top the steak with Feta cheese and Chimichurri

  10. Serve with roasted carrots

Potato & Spinach Cakes

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Red Potato, Cubed

  • 1 Cup Spinach

  • 1/2 Large Yellow Onion, chopped

  • 1 Clove Garlic

  • 1/4 Cup grated Parmesan

  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs

  • 1 Egg

  • 1/4 Cup Milk

  • 2 Tbsp. Butter

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper

Process:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F

  1. Cut Potatoes into cubes, place on sheet pan; coat evenly with 1 Tbsp. of Olive Oil and season with Salt

  2. Place in the oven for 35 minutes or until potatoes are soft (potatoes can also be boiled to softness, if preferred)

  3. Once potatoes are soft, put them in a bowl, and add milk; mash potatoes until smooth

  4. In a large sauté pan, heat 1 tbsp. of butter over medium high heat, add garlic and onion; cook for three minutes or until fragrant

  5. Add spinach to the pan, cover for three minutes; until spinach has wilted

  6. Remove pan from the heat; add garlic, onions and spinach to the potato mash

  7. Add Parmesan, Bread Crumbs, and Egg to the bowl; mix thoroughly

  8. In the same Pan as before, add 1 Tbsp. of butter, place over high heat

  9. Form patties with the potato mash, and place them on the skillet

  10. Cook for three minutes, or until bottom has browned; flip and cook second side until browned

  11. top with Dijon Mustard

Roasted Vegetable Salad, with Dijon Vinaigarette

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Ingredients:

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  • 1/2 Large Beet, cubed

  • 1 Cup Sweet Dumpling Squash, cubed

  • 1 Cup Brussels Sprouts, halved

  • 1 Cup Spinach

  • 1/4 Cup Feta Cheese

  • 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard

  • 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil

  • 1 Clove Garlic, finely chopped

  • Salt

  • Pepper

Process: Roasted Vegetables

  1. Preheat oven to 400F

  2. Cut Beet, Squash & Brussels Sprouts; evenly coat with Olive Oil & season with Salt

  3. Place vegetables on a baking sheet, place in the oven for 30 minutes, or until Squash and Beets are tender, and Brussels Sprouts are browning

  4. Place Spinach in a bowl, top with roasted vegetables, feta and Dijon Vinaigrette*

Dijon Vinaigrette

  1. Combine, 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil, Dijon Mustard, Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl; Mix evenly

  2. Pour over Salad

Newsletter | Week of October 8, 2018

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Meet BTV Honey! BTV Honey, owned by Beekeepers Bill Mares and Dan Goosens, features honey from hives in the Burlington area — including hives right here in the Intervale!

 

In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic **Ecologically Grown ***Eco-Apple Certified |  Meet Our Farmers and Food Makers

Vermont Vegetable Package - Starter

  • Bok Choi* | Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington’s Intervale

  • Honeynut Winter Squash* | Maple Wind Farm, Huntington & Richmond, VT

  • Yellow Onions* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT

  • Garlic* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT and Bella Farm, Monkton, VT

  • Mushrooms* | 1000 Stones Farm, Brookfield, VT (a new producer to the Intervale Food Hub!)

Vermont Vegetable Package - Variety

  • Bok Choi* | Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington’s Intervale

  • Honeynut Winter Squash* | Maple Wind Farm, Huntington & Richmond, VT

  • Yellow Onions* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT

  • Garlic* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT and Bella Farm, Monkton, VT

  • Mushrooms* | 1000 Stones Farm, Brookfield, VT (a new producer to the Intervale Food Hub!)

  • “Blondee” Apples*** | Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT

  • Romaine Lettuce* | River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT

Vermont Vegetable Package - Value

  • Bok Choi* | Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington’s Intervale

  • Honeynut Winter Squash* | Maple Wind Farm, Huntington & Richmond, VT

  • Yellow Onions* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT

  • Mushrooms* | 1000 Stone Farm, Brookfield, VT (a new producer to the Intervale Food Hub!)

  • “Blondee” Apples*** | Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT

  • Romaine Lettuce* | River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT

Omnivore Package

The Omnivore Package includes your Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...

  • Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillet | Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT

  • Whole Plain Yogurt* | Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT

  • Honey | BTV Honey, Burlington, VT (To slow crystallization, store honey in a tightly lidded container at room temperature. Honey can also be frozen, which stops crystallization, but it should never be kept in the refrigerator, which speeds it up. Heating can degrade the honey, so heat should be avoided whenever possible.)

Localvore Package

The Localvore Package includes your Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...

  • Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillet | Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT

  • Whole Plain Yogurt* | Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT

  • Honey | BTV Honey, Burlington, VT (To slow crystallization, store honey in a tightly lidded container at room temperature. Honey can also be frozen, which stops crystallization, but it should never be kept in the refrigerator, which speeds it up. Heating can degrade the honey, so heat should be avoided whenever possible.)

  • Bread: Baguette* | Red Hen Baking Company

  • Pasture Raised Eggs | Besteyfield Farm

 

Weekly Subscriptions

Bread: Baguette*

Red Hen Baking Co.

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS

  • Grass Fed Ground Beef | Maple Wind Farm | Huntington, VT

  • Pasture Raised Chicken | Maple Wind Farm | Huntington, VT

  • Pasture Raised Sausage | Maple Wind Farm | Huntington, VT
    Flavors: Sweet Italian and Chorizo

  • Bean Burgers* | Vermont Bean Crafters | Waitsfield, VT | Flavors: Black Bean Burgers & Sweet Potato

  • Tortillas & Beans* | All Souls Tortilleria - Warren, VT | Vermont Bean Crafters - Waitsfield, VT

  • Wild Alaskan Salmon | Starbird Fish | Burlington, VT

  • Wild Fish | Starbird Fish | Burlington, VT | Varieties: Coho Salmon and Cod

 

Cooking & Storage Tips

Eat this first: Bok Choi and Mushrooms

Did you know leafy green Bok Choi is a nutritional powerhouse? It also takes about 5 minutes to prepare, which we love. Check out the Tender Profile below to learn more about it!

We’re very excited to introduce you to mushrooms from 1000 Stone Farm. As many of you may know, we used to source organic Vermont mushrooms from a small producer in Colchester. However, when he scaled down his business, we were stuck! We had difficulty finding enough organic mushrooms in Vermont, so we partnered with an organic family farm in Maine for about a year. Now, we’ve found a wonderful partner in 1000 Stone Farm, and beautiful, fresh, high quality mushrooms. Enjoy!

Honeynut Squash is here! This is a special new variety of winter squash, developed by Dan Barber and co, chef and co-owner of Blue Hill Farm / Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and Cornell University’s plant breeding program. The idea was to create more flavor in a smaller package. Read the story here on Bon Appetit! You can use this honeynut squash is just about any of your favorite winter squash recipes.

 

Tender Profiles

Learn some fun facts about these local ingredients, and check out recipes for each one as well!

Recipes

Bok Choi & Mushroom Stir Fry with Honey Glazed Salmon

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Ingredients: Stir Fry

  • 1 head Bok Choi, Leaves & Stems Separated

  • 3/4 Cup Mushrooms

  • 1/4 Cup Onion, Chopped

  • 1 Clove Garlic, Minced

  • 2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

Process:

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium / high heat; add stems of Bok Choi & a pinch of salt; Let cook for three minutes

  2. Add Onions, Soy Sauce & Sriracha to the skillet; Cook for another 3-5 minutes until Onions are tender

  3. Add Mushrooms, Bok Choi leaves, and Garlic to skillet; cook for 5 more minutes

  4. Remove from heat

Ingredients: Glazed Salmon

  • 1/2 Lbs. Salmon, Cut into two smaller Fillets (for quicker, more even cooking)

  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce

  • 1/4 Cup Honey

  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced

  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

Process:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F

  2. Combine Soy Sauce, Honey, Garlic, Lemon Juice in a shallow & wide bowl; mix thoroughly

  3. Coat Fillets with Sauce

  4. Place parchment paper on baking sheet; lay fillets on paper

  5. Bake for 10 minutes, or until flakey & cook through

  6. Serve with Stir Fry

Salmon Caesar Salad with Homemade Yogurt Dressing

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Romain Lettuce, Chopped

  • 1/4 Lbs. Salmon Fillet

  • 3/4 Cup Yogurt

  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan

  • 2 Tbsps.. Olive Oil

  • 1 Tbsp. Yellow Mustard

  • 1 Clove Garlic (Minced)

  • 1 Tsp. Oregano

  • Salt and Pepper

Process:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F

  2. Brush Salmon Fillet with 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil & season with Salt and pepper

  3. Place a fitted piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet

  4. Place fillet, skin side down, on the parchment paper; place in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the fish is flakey, and cook all the way through

  5. Wash and Chop the Romain, allow to dry

  6. Combine, Yogurt, Lemon Juice, Parmesan, 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil, Mustard, Garlic and Oregano in a small bowl; mix thoroughly, season as desired

  7. Add dressing to Romain, mix & coat evenly

  8. Add Salmon

  9. Sprinkle parmesan & squeeze 1/4 lemon over salad

*Top with some homemade or store bought croutons

Stuffed Honey Nut Squash with Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Quinoa

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Honey Nut Squash

  • 3/4 Cup Red Quinoa (or whichever kind is preferred)

  • 1/4 Cup Yellow Onion, Sliced

  • 1/4 Apple, Chopped

  • 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Salt & Pepper

  • Olive Oil

Process:

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  1. Pre Heat Oven to 400 F

  2. Cut Honey Nut Squash in Half; Remove Seeds

  3. Brush Squash with Olive Oil, season with salt and pepper

  4. Place Squash face down on a baking pan, put in oven for 35-40 minutes, or until it can be easily punctured by a fork (Flipping them half way)

  5. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, saute onions with butter or olive oil until they’re translucent and soft. Cooking them slowly over low heat will start to caramelize the onions. Add more oil if they start to stick to the pan. Stir occasionally while you prepare the other elements of the meal.

  6. Add 1 1/2 cups of water to a medium sauce pan; add quinoa, cover and bring to a boil

  7. Once water has boiled, turn down the heat and let simmer until water has been absorbed

  8. Combine cooked quinoa, diced apple, cooked onions & apple cider vinegar in a bowl

  9. Mix thoroughly, add salt and pepper to season as desired

  10. Once squash has softened, remove from the oven; allow to cool

  11. Place quinoa & apple mix in the pit of the squash, and enjoy while warm.

Roasted Apple & Squash Bowl with Honey Yogurt

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The sweet, delicious flavor of honey nut squash (or any winter squash, really) is a nutritious addition to your morning breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • Honey Nut Squash (1/2 Cup Cubed)

  • Apple (1/2 Cup Cubed)

  • 1 Cup Plain Yogurt

  • 1 tbsp. Honey (plus more for drizzling on top)

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

  • 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon

  • 1 Tbsp. Pepitas (optional)

Process:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F

  2. Peel Squash and Cube (1/2 in Cubes); Cut apple into same size cubes

  3. Coat Squash and Apple evenly with Olive Oil & Cinnamon; Place on a baking sheet. Roast squash and apples for 25 minutes or until tender.

  4. Combine Yogurt with 1 Tbsp. of honey and mix thoroughly

  5. Top Honey Yogurt with Roasted Squash and Apples

  6. Add pepitas and drizzle with honey

*Add Granola for extra crunch!

Newsletter | Week of October 1, 2018

Pitchfork Farm

Meet Pitchfork Farm! This certified organic farm is located in Burlington’s Intervale, right down the road from the Intervale Food Hub & the Intervale Center offices. The Intervale is also home to Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm, Intervale Community Farm, and several other farms that all specialize in growing delicious, certified organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs. It’s amazing how much food is grown right here in Burlington! Here, the Pitchfork Farm crew is harvesting arugula.

 

In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic **Ecologically Grown ***Eco-Apple Certified |  Meet Our Farmers and Food Makers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Mesclun* | Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington’s Intervale

  • Carrots* | Pitchfork Farm, Burlington’s Intervale

  • Sweet Peppers* | Intervale Community Farm, Burlington’s Intervale & River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT

  • Broccoli** | Lewis Creek Farm, Starksboro

  • “Beurre D’Anjou” Pears*** | Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT

  • Variety Size only: Arugula* | Pitchfork Farm, Burlington’s Intervale



Omnivore Package

The Omnivore Package includes your Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...

  • Grass Fed Ground Beef | Maple Wind Farm in Huntington/Richmond, VT

  • “Halfpipe” Cheese | Mt. Mansfield Creamery in Morrisville, VT

  • “Pink Lady” Fermented Vegetables* | Flack Family Farm in Enosburg Falls, VT

Localvore Package

The Localvore Package includes your Vermont Vegetable Package above, plus...

  • Grass Fed Ground Beef | Maple Wind Farm in Huntington/Richmond, VT

  • “Halfpipe” Cheese | Mt. Mansfield Creamery in Morrisville, VT

  • “Pink Lady” Fermented Vegetables* | Flack Family Farm in Enosburg Falls, VT

  • Bread: Rustic Rolls* | Red Hen Baking Company

  • Pasture Raised Eggs | Besteyfield Farm

 

Weekly Subscriptions

Bread: Ciabatta*

Red Hen Baking Co.

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm

 

Cooking & Storage Tips

Eat this first: GREENS - arugula and mesclun are the most perishable - be sure to eat these first!

The first broccoli of the season coming in from Lewis Creek Farm (the same farm that we received cauliflower from last week)! These cruciferous vegetables (the plant family that also includes arugula, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli) are super-nutritious, featuring fiber; Vitamins C, E, and K; carotenoids, folate, and minerals. They can be finicky and tough to grow in Vermont because of weather & pests, but we’re working with lots of great farms that are learning how to manage these factors while using safe, sustainable practices.

Arugula (also a cruciferous vegetable) has a peppery, spicy taste that’s a little more exciting than other mild greens. You can add it to your mesclun salad mix for more flavor. Or, you can add this to pizza or pasta for a simple, flavorful meal. Try this recipe for “Lemony Pasta with Wilted Arugula”from Martha Stewart, or a Mediterranean-inspired “Chickpea, Red Pepper, and Arugula Salad” from MyRecipes.

 

Tender Profiles

Learn some fun facts about these local ingredients, and check out recipes for each one as well!

Recipes