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Week of February 19, 2018

 Apple Crates at Champlain Orchards

Apple Crates at Champlain Orchards

In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic  |  **Eco Apple Certified  |  Meet Our Producers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Apple Cider**  |  Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT
  • Red Cabbage*  |  Intervale Community Farm, Burlington, VT  and Pete's Greens, Greensboro, VT
  • Parsnips*  |  River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Red Onions*  |  Valley Dream Farm, Cambridge, VT
  • Sweet Potatoes*  |  Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT 

Omnivore Package

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

  • Pasture Raised Sweet Italian Sausage |  Thornhill Farm, Greensboro Bend, VT (New to the Food Hub!)
  • Chin Clip Cheese   |  Mt. Mansfield Creamery, Morristown, VT
  • White Beans*  |  Vermont Bean Crafters, Waitsfield, VT

Localvore Package

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

  • Pasture Raised Sweet Italian Sausage |  Thornhill Farm, Greensboro Bend, VT (New to the Food Hub!)
  • Chin Clip Cheese   |  Mt. Mansfield Creamery, Morristown, VT
  • White Beans*  |  Vermont Bean Crafters, Waitsfield, VT
  • 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 Tips

While apple cider makes for a delicious beverage, we also love to use it in cooking! We've paired it with this week's red cabbage for a braised cabbage dish. It's one of our favorite winter recipes. The vivid purple color is a lot of fun, and the tender texture of the cabbage is delicious. You can also use the cider-braising technique to cook other root vegetables, like parsnips, carrots, sweet potatoes, and beets. The sweet flavors will compliment each other well.

You can also use your apple cider in dressings or vinaigrettes (you could try a red cabbage slaw with some apples and carrots if you have some extras in your fridge). 

At the Food Hub, our go-to cooking method for parsnips and sweet potatoes is fries. It's really easy, and everybody loves them! If you're not sure about parsnips, definitely try this recipe for Parmesan Parsnip Fries (maybe add some garlic, and use whatever fresh or dried herbs you like - rosemary is a good one!) Here is a great recipe for Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries too. When it comes to making fries, some people like them crispy, while others like them soft. If a good crispy fry is important to you, cut your fries thin, and be sure to watch and rotate them in the oven, and on the pan, so you get a nice even crisp.

As for the red onions - you may go through onions quickly, but if you feel like they are piling up, you should definitely make a batch of caramelized onions. You can put them on anything, and you won't believe how much they cook down. Try this recipes for Caramelized Onions.

 

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