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Week of February 26, 2018

 Fields at Valley Dream Farm

Fields at Valley Dream Farm

In Our Baskets This Week

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

Please Note: This week is the FINAL delivery of our 2017 Fall/Winter Season! If you have not already done so, please join us for Spring!

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Apples (Liberty)**  |  Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT
  • Rainbow Carrots*  |  River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Scarlet Turnips*  |  River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Gold Creamer Potatoes*  |  Valley Dream Farm, Cambridge, VT
  • Pea Shoots*  |  Pitchfork Farm, Burlington, VT 

Omnivore Package

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

  • Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon Fillet |  Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT 
  • Cultured Butter   |  Ploughgate Creamery, Fayston, VT
  • Basil Pesto  |  Vermont Bean Crafters, Waitsfield, VT

Localvore Package

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

  • Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon Fillet |  Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT 
  • Cultured Butter   |  Ploughgate Creamery, Fayston, VT
  • Basil Pesto  |  Vermont Bean Crafters, Waitsfield, VT
  • Seeded Baguette*  |  Red Hen Baking Company, Middlesex, VT
  • Pasture Raised Eggs  |  Besteyfield Farm, Hinesburg, VT
 

Bread: Seeded Baguette*

Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm, Hinesburg, VT

 

Cooking Tips

Eat This First: Pea Shoots! These delicate little sprouts have all the flavor of fresh spring snap peas. Enjoy them as a crunchy snack on eggs, sandwiches, soups, hummus dip, or in the spring roll recipe we featured this week. 

Apples, Carrots, Turnips, and Potatoes will store best in your refrigerator. 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. 

Turnips, Apples, and Carrots are delicious to pair together - and you can do so using a few different techniques. First, all three are delicious for a crunchy, refreshing snack, or sliced thinly for a colorful slaw, or shredded to top a green salad -- especially if you're getting weary of comfort food!

That being said, they're a great combination when roasted or braised, too. We'd cut them into cubes, toss with some oil and roast until they're soft. Then, toss them with some maple syrup or honey, balsamic vinegar, and some salt and pepper. Serve over grains like rice, farro, or quinoa for a simple lunch or dinner.

For full comfort-food-mode, you can always use your gold creamer potatoes for a big batch of mashed potatoes. (Don't forget to add in LOTS of butter!!!)

 

Recipes