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Week of April 2, 2018

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Butterworks Farm family portrait. From left, Jack & Anne Lazor are the founders of Butterworks Farm, Vermont's first organic dairy. Jack and Anne are leaders of Vermont's organic, grass fed dairy movement and pioneer grain growers. They continue as leaders of the sustainable agricultural movement, along with their daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters!

 

In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic  |  Meet Our Producers

Vermont Vegetable Package (corrected on April 5!)

  • Single Package:
  • Carrots*  |  River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT and West Farm, Jeffersonville, VT
  • Collards and Kale Greens Mix*  |  Miskell's Premium Organics, Charlotte, VT
  • Baby Red Beets*  |   Jericho Settlers' Farm, Jericho, VT
  • Shiitake Mushrooms* | Mousam Valley Mushrooms, Springvale, ME**
  • Pea Shoots*  |  Pitchfork Farm, Burlington, VT
     
  • Regular/Full Size Package:
  • Carrots*  |  River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT and West Farm, Jeffersonville, VT
  • Collards and Kale Greens Mix*  |  Miskell's Premium Organics, Charlotte, VT
  • Baby Red Beets*  |   Jericho Settlers' Farm, Jericho, VT
  • Shiitake Mushrooms* | Mousam Valley Mushrooms, Springvale, ME**
  • Baby Spinach*  |  Jericho Settlers' Farm, Jericho, VT
  • Microgreens*  |  Pitchfork Farm, Burlington, VT

**Normally our mushrooms come from Amir Hebib in Colchester, VT, but this season, his production has not been enough for all of our members. We're working with Mousam Valley Mushrooms, a family run business offering certified organic mushrooms, while researching possible Vermont mushroom partners.)

Omnivore Package

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

  • Chicken Wings |  Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT and Health Hero Farm, South Hero, VT
  • Beef Bone Broth   |  Joe's Kitchen, East Montpelier, VT
  • Cheddar Cheese  |  Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Localvore Package

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

  • Pasture Raised Chicken Wings |  Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT 
  • Grass-Fed Whole Yogurt*   |  Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT
  • Plum and Raspberry Jelly*  |  The Farm Between, Jeffersonville, VT
  • Bread: Mad River Grain*  |  Red Hen Baking Company, Middlesex, VT
  • Pasture Raised Eggs  |  Besteyfield Farm, Hinesburg, VT
 

Bread: Mad River Grain*

Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm, Hinesburg, VT

 

Cooking & Storage Tips

Eat This First: Microgreens or Pea Shoots, and your Collards & Kale Mix. To get the best freshness and crisp texture, as well as the best nutritional value, eat up these delicious greens ASAP!

All other ingredients listed will store best in your refrigerator. You don't have to use them all up right away, as they were chosen and grown for quality storage. For longer-term storage, it's helpful to vent the plastic bags or include a piece of paper towel in the bag to help with moisture. 

Recipes

The recipes below were planned and prepared by Kendall and our amazing team of student interns. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for recipes and cooking tips!