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Week of September 11, 2017

Pitchfork Farm Harvest 2015

Featured Farm: Pitchfork Farm

Pitchfork Farm is located in the Intervale, just down the road from us at the Intervale Food Hub! There are many farms in the Intervale - and well-established farms like Pitchfork Farm provide support for young "incubator" farms who are learning the ropes at beginning farms in the Intervale. It's an exciting, innovative place to farm and eat! Eric Seitz, Rob Rock, and their crew specialize in growing beautiful organic vegetables. You'll love their hot peppers in your basket this week!

 

In Our Baskets This Week...

*Certified Organic  |   Meet Our Producers

Vermont Vegetable Package - Single Size

  • Green Cabbage*  |  Hazendale Farm, Greensboro, VT
  • Sweet Corn*  |  River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Shallots* |  Maple Wind Farm, Richmond, VT
  • Tomatoes* |  Rockville Market Farm, Starksboro, VT; River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Hot Pepper Mix*  Maple Wind Farm, Richmond, VT; Pitchfork Farm, Burlington, VT
  • Cilantro*  |  Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington, VT

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Green Cabbage*  |  Hazendale Farm, Greensboro, VT
  • Sweet Corn*  |  River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Shallots* |  Maple Wind Farm, Richmond, VT
  • Tomatoes* |  Rockville Market Farm, Starksboro, VT; River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Hot Pepper Mix*  Maple Wind Farm, Richmond, VT; Pitchfork Farm, Burlington, VT
  • Cilantro*  |  Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington, VT
  • "Valor" Plums  |  Champlain Orchards, Shoreham VT (Grown using Eco Apple Certification)

Omnivore Package

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

  • Wild Alaskan Rockfish |  Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT
  • Cheddar Cheese  Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT
  • White Corn Tortillas*  All Souls Tortilleria, Waitsfield, VT

Localvore Package

The Localvore Package includes the Omnivore Package & Vermont Vegetable Package listed above, plus...

  • Bread: Seeded Baguette*  |  Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT
  • Pasture Raised Eggs  |  Besteyfield Farm, Charlotte, VT


Bread - Cheddar Cheese - Eggs

Bread: Ciabatta* |  Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT

Pasture Raised Eggs  |  Besteyfield Farm, Charlotte, VT

Cheddar Cheese  |  Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

 

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION DELIVERY THIS WEEK!

Pasture Raised Chicken – Maple Wind Farm, Richmond, VT

Pasture Raised Sausage – Chorizo; Maple Breakfast – Maple Wind Farm, Richmond, VT

Grass Fed Ground Beef – Health Hero Beef, South Hero, VT; Maple Wind Farm, Richmond, VT

Tortilla & Bean: White Corn Tortillas – All Souls Tortilleria, Waitsfield, VT; Black Beans – Vermont Bean Crafters, Waitsfield, VT

Bean Burgers – Black Bean & Maple Chipotle – Vermont Bean Crafters, Waitsfield, VT

Wild Salmon – Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon Steaks – Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT

Wild Fish – Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon Steaks Wild Alaskan Cod Fillets – Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT

 

Fresh Spotlight

A healthy dose of fresh produce will help support mindful and intentional eating. So go ahead, open your basket and cook up a storm; your body will thank you!

Tomato: Also known as the “love apple”, tomatoes are magnificent heart-healthy foods. They are jam-packed with a powerful antioxidant known as lycopene- which helps promote heart health and decrease cholesterol levels. Unlike some other types of fruits and veggies, essential nutrients such as lycopene remain even after tomatoes are processed or cooked.

Corn: High in fiber, and highly palatable, our second featured food this week is corn! The health benefits of corn are wide ranging, however the crop is known for being filled vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C - which is a stimulant for the body’s defense mechanisms to keep you from catching a cold.

Hot Peppers: It’s nice to spice things up- that’s why we’ve incorporated hot peppers into this week’s basket. Aside from amazing flavor, hot peppers also provide with health benefits. Capsaicin is the main ingredient in hot peppers responsible for bringing the spice. Capsaicin is an agent promotes healthy function in the kidneys, stomach, liver and heart. Eating hot peppers can also help increase metabolism, as well as oxidation of fat. 

 

Recipes & Cooking Tips

Visit our Recipes page to browse all recipes

Eat This First: Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, and Hot Peppers. Put those delicious hot peppers to good use - try making a fresh salsa!

 

Localvore and Omnivore Package Recipes

 

Vermont Vegetable Recipes