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Week of November 13, 2017

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Featured Farm

Does' Leap Farm, Bakersfield, VT

Does’ Leap is an innovative, diversified organic farm specializing in a variety of fresh and aged goat cheeses, kefir, and farm-made, artisanal sausage. At Does' Leap, they take a unique approach to self-reliance and sustainable farm work: plowing, harrowing, spreading manure, logging and haymaking is accomplished with two teams of draft horses. Their goats and livestock are raised outside except in the coldest months, and the farm's lush green mountain location provides plenty of wild forage for them to eat. Does' Leap Farm is one of the few goat dairies in the country that rely on a mixture of pasture and browse (shoots or twigs of shrubs and trees) as the primary feed source for their goats. As a result, their cheeses and meats are of exceptionally high quality and take on the flavor of Vermont’s changing seasons. 

"We enjoy producing food that people love and in a way that improves our farm and enriches both our lives and our landscapes." 

 

In Our Baskets This Week

* Certified Organic | Meet Our Producers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Red Kuri/Sunshine Kabocha Squash* | Hazendale Farm, Greensboro, VT
  • Fingerling Potatoes* | Valley Dream Farm, Cambridge, VT
  • Celeriac (aka Celery Root)* |  Intervale Community Farm, Burlington's Intervale, VT
  • Leeks* | Hazendale Farm, Greensboro, VT and Lewis Creek Farm, Starksboro, VT
  • Spigariello* | Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington, VT
     
  • Regular Size Only: Rainbow Carrots* | River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
 

Omnivore Package

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

  • Pasture-Raised Chorizo Sausage | Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT
  • Chevre* | Does' Leap, Fairfield, VT
  • Vegetable Broth | Joe's Kitchen, East Montpelier, VT
 

Localvore Package

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

  • Pasture-Raised Chorizo Sausage | Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT
  • Chevre* | Does' Leap, Fairfield, VT
  • Vegetable Broth  |  Joe's Kitchen, East Montpelier, VT
  • Bread: Waitsfield Common* | Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT
  • Pasture-Raised Eggs | Besteyfield Farm, Charlotte, VT
 

Waitsfield Common*

Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex VT

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Pasture Raised Eggs

Betseyfield Farm, Charlotte, VT


 

Monthly Subscription Delivery This Week!

  • Pasture Raised Chicken  |  Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT
     
  • Pasture Raised Sausage |  Andouille and Breakfast | Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT
     
  • Grass Fed Ground Beef  |  Health Hero Beef, South Hero, VT / Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, VT
     
  • Tortilla & Bean  |  White Corn Tortillas  |  All Souls Tortilleria, Waitsfield, VT  |  Black Beans | VT Bean Crafters, Waitsfield, VT
     
  • Bean Burgers  |  Black Bean & Maple Chipotle   VT Bean Crafters, Waitsfield, VT
     
  • Wild Salmon  |  Coho Salmon Fillets | Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT
     
  • Wild Fish  |  Coho Salmon Fillet and Halibut Fillet | Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT
 

Fresh Spotlight

While summertime is filled with delicious fruits and veggies, fall and winter are often underestimated in the realm of local, tasty produce. That is why we’re here to prove that local produce is flourishing all-year-round. Enjoy your baskets, and the change of weather!

Celeriac:

Celeriac, also known as celery root, is high in dietary fiber, which helps regulate the digestive system. It is part of the carrot family, and shares many of the same constituents as carrots, such as high antioxidant quantities and large amounts of vitamin C. It can be stored up to three months if kept in a relatively cool and moist environment - such as the crisper drawer in some refrigerators. 

Celeriac has a light celery flavor, and can be used to replace celery in many dishes. You can add it raw to cold salads, or add some cubes to potatoes for mashed potatoes, or replace celery in the base for soups & stews.

Spigariello:

Spigariello is full of trace minerals, which help the body regulate and maintain healthy functioning systems. Among some of the most important minerals are iron, zinc and copper. Spigarello is also high in vitamin A - which promotes healthy eyesight and immune system health. Slightly steaming your spigariello can increase the amount of vitamin A your body can readily absorb. Storage tips include keeping leaves in the refrigerator loosely wrapped in a plastic bag.

Rainbow Carrots:  

While traditional orange carrots are delightful and full of antioxidants, there are some extra special qualities in the rainbow carrots we’ve placed in our basket this week. There are nutritional qualities that correspond with the pigment of each carrot- the variety of colors supply your body with a variety of antioxidants. Orange carrots provide support for the body’s production of vitamin A, while purple and yellow carrots increase healthy cell function and eyesight function.

 

Recipes and Cooking Tips

Browse our Recipes page for more ideas

Eat This First:

Spigariello is a leafy green belonging to the brassica family. It tastes similar to broccoli rabe and resembles kale appearance wise. We suggest wilting or sauteing this unique veggie.