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January 22, 2017

 
Butternut Squash

In Our Baskets This Week

* Certified Organic **Vermont Ecologically Grown | Meet Our Producers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Apple Cider**  |  Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT
  • Sweet Potatoes*  |  Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT
  • Butternut Squash*  |  Intervale Community Farm, Burlington, VT
  • Scarlet Turnips*  |  River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Yellow Onions*  |  Rockville Market Farm, Starksboro, VT
  • Regular Size Only: Braising Greens*  |  Miskell's Premium Organics, Charlotte, 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
  • Chermoulah Sauce  |  Joe's Kitchen, East Montpelier, 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
  • Chermoulah Sauce  |  Joe's Kitchen, East Montpelier, VT
  • Ciabatta Bread*  |  Red Hen Baking Company, Middlesex, VT
  • Pasture Raised Eggs  |  Besteyfield Farm, Hinesburg, VT
 

Bread: Ciabatta*

Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm, Hinesburg, VT

 
Marisa Mauro Ploughgate Creamery

Featured Producer

Ploughgate Creamery, Fayston, VT

Ploughgate Creamery's cultured butter is made from fresh Vermont cream sourced from the St Albans Coop. The cream is cultured for 48 hours before being churned, giving the butter a distinctly delicious flavor. The flavor from the sweet cream shines through, creating an elegant and balanced butter that is among the best we've ever tasted!

The butter is made at the historic Bragg Farm, farm that was put into the Vermont Land Trust with the purpose of keeping the land in agriculture. Marisa Mauro, butter maker and entrepreneur behind Ploughgate Creamery, won the right to purchase this land through a competition in which young farmers submit agricultural business plans for the land. Marisa's business plan for her butter business and creamery won out over 13 applicants, and she began producing butter there in 2014. 

 

Recipes and Cooking Tips

Eat This First: Braising Greens

These braising greens are an exciting item for January! Thanks to David Miskell's great techniques (lots of insulation and row covers) and the slight warm spell over the weekend, these babies are being harvested just now for deliveries this week. Enjoy!

Scarlet Turnips can be a bit intimidating. Our two recipes this week show two different techniques that will yield very different flavors. Try them both and see what you think!

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

Recipes