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Week of January 1, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wishing you a happy, healthy 2018!

 

In Our Baskets This Week

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Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Red Beets* | Intervale Community Farm, Burlington, VT
  • Fingerling Potatoes* | Valley Dream Farm, Cambridge, VT
  • Purple Top Turnips* | River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Rainbow Carrots* | River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Yellow Onions* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT
  • Empire Apples ** | Champlain Orchards
     

Omnivore Package

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

  • Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat | Maple Wind Farm in Richmond/Huntington, VT and Health Hero Farm in South Hero, VT
  • Forerunner Cheese | Mt. Mansfield Creamery, Morristown, VT
  • Beef Bone Broth* | Joes' Kitchen, East Montpelier, VT
     

Localvore Package

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

  • Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat | Maple Wind Farm in Richmond/Huntington, VT and Health Hero Farm in South Hero, VT
  • Forerunner Cheese | Mt. Mansfield Creamery, Morristown, VT
  • Beef Bone Broth* | Joes' Kitchen, East Montpelier, VT
  • Bread: Waitsfield Common* | Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT
  • Pasture-Raised Eggs | Besteyfield Farm, Hinesburg, VT
 

Bread: Waitsfield Common*

Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm, Hinesburg, VT

 

Recipes and Cooking Tips

Eat This First: Go out of your comfort zone!!! (Nothing crazy - we're talking beets and turnips) There is not much to worry about when it comes to perishables this week. We're now in a season of cold, short days, when we rely on a variety of vegetables that store well. The great thing about this time of year is that you don't have to worry about getting through everything in your basket all at once. 

That being said, give something new a try! Grab the vegetable that you're not so sure about, and search around for a new recipe, seasoning, or cooking technique. Just go with something fun. New Year, new recipes, right?!

Storage: We recommend storing everything this week in the refrigerator to prevent rotting. 

Recipes

Since we were closed last week, (and since our incredible team of interns has finished their semester with us,) we were not able to whip up a new batch of original recipes this week. However, we have you covered with a selection of great ideas!!!

  • Beef Stew with Root Vegetables - A great way to use your turnips! this recipe is one that we use again and again, especially in these very chilly winter months. It's perfectly fine to omit some of the ingredients if you don't have everything on hand. Just follow the steps and you can't go wrong! 
     
  • Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Stew - A great way to use your turnips! This is a vegetarian/vegan version, and really more of a technique than a recipe. You can hold on to this recipe to use all different vegetables over the Winter!
     
  • Roasted Beets, Carrots, and Turnips with Balsamic Vinegar - the tart vinegar is a great compliment to the more earthy flavors of the root vegetables. Roasting will also add a nice caramelized flavor and crunchy texture. 
     
  • Beet Hash with Eggs - beets and potatoes pair up for a nice, simple breakfast or brunch dish. This is a great comfort food dish where you can "sneak in" some beets.
     
  • Moroccan Style Beets, Carrots, and Turnips - This recipe calls for harissa, which is a spiced chili pepper paste. You can make your own, or you can find a small jar in the grocery store, most likely along with other chili sauces like sriracha in the international section of your grocery store.
     
  • Fingerling Tostones - Tostones are seasoned, fried, and smashed plantains. But, since those are hard to come by in Vermont, this recipe uses fingerling potatoes instead. (We just discovered this recipe on a website dedicated to potatoes - it's called potatogoodness.com. You're welcome.)

 

If you have any recipe ideas -- or questions about what to make with that you have in your refrigerator -- feel free to leave a comment below!!!