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Week of November 20, 2017

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

In Our Baskets This Week

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

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Sweet Potatoes* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT
  • Kale |  River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Carrots* | River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT
  • Bouquet Garni Fresh Herbs* | Red Wagon Herbs, Hinesburg, VT
  • Cranberries | Vermont Cranberry Company, Fletcher, VT
     
  • Regular Size Only: Asian Pears** | Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT
 

Omnivore Package

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

  • Wild Alaskan Salmon | Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT
  • Honey | BTV Honey, Burlington, VT
  • Cultured Butter | Ploughgate Creamery, Fayston, VT
 

Localvore Package

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

  • Wild Alaskan Salmon | Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT
  • Honey | BTV Honey, Burlington, VT
  • Cultured Butter | Ploughgate Creamery, Fayston, VT
  • Bread: Mad River Grain * | Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT
  • Pasture-Raised Eggs | Besteyfield Farm, Charlotte, VT
 

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Mad River Grain*

Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex VT

Pasture Raised Eggs

Betseyfield Farm, Charlotte, VT

 

Fresh Spotlight

With the holiday season well on its way, we want to support you and your family's health through delicious, local foods! Our baskets, as always, are full of nutrient-dense foods that will help make your grocery store trips quicker, and your body functioning optimally this season. Enjoy!

Cranberries:

Not only are cranberries one of the most festive holiday treats, they are also one of the best berries for your health. Cranberries can help proper kidney function and promote urinary health. They are also full of powerful antioxidants, which will help support your body's fight against natural and artificial toxins.

Oregano:

Oregano comes from the mint family, thus it shares some of the same wonderful benefits as fresh mint-leaves. This special herb has an essential chemical compound called carvacrol- which contains anti-microbial properties that could be used either topically or internally to support immune health.

Honey:

Honey is a must-have for any kitchen pantry! Aside from being a wonderful natural sweetener alternative to processed sugars in baking and cooking, it increases the nutritional values of any cup of tea or cake. Antioxidant properties in honey can help lower cholesterol and fight against free radicals. If you are feeling extra adventurous, putting honey on a wound or burn will help sooth the skin and promote quick healing.

 

Recipes and Cooking Tips

Browse our Recipes page for more ideas

Eat This First:

Kale should be eaten rather quickly, but the shelf life can be extended if it's properly stored. Kale pairs well with many Thanksgiving dishes, so get creative and enjoy!

Asian Pears should be stored in the fridge to keep them fresh as long as possible. Eat them as a snack, in oatmeal or granola for breakfast, baked as a desert, or on top of a salad.