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Week of November 6, 2017

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Featured Farm

Amir Hebib - AH Mushrooms - Colchester, VT

AH Mushrooms specializes in shiitake and oyster mushrooms. The mushrooms are grown in an environment with carefully controlled conditions: humidity, temperature, and air quality. While AH Mushrooms does not hold organic certification, he follows organic practices in growing delicious mushrooms. Always a farmer, Amir gained his experience working at and managing one of the world's largest mushroom farms in Europe, before moving to the United States. Amir is one of the founding partner producers of the Intervale Food Hub. 

 

In Our Baskets This Week

* Certified Organic | Meet Our Producers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Sweet Potatoes* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT
  • Yellow Onions* | Hazendale Farm, Greensboro, VT
  • Garlic* | Bella Farm, Monkton, VT Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT
  • Napa Cabbage* | Diggers' Mirth, Burlington, VT
  • Cilantro* | Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington, VT
  • Mesclun* | Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington, VT
     
  • Regular Size Only: Mushrooms | AH Mushrooms, Colchester, VT
 

Omnivore Package

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

  • Wild Alaskan Rockfish fillet | Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT
  • Whole Plain Yogurt* | Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT
  • White Corn Tortillas* | All Souls Tortilleria, Warren, VT
 

Localvore Package

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

  • Wild Alaskan Rockfish fillet | Starbird Fish, Burlington, VT
  • Whole Plain Yogurt* | Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT
  • White Corn Tortillas* | All Souls Tortelleria, Warren, VT
  • Bread: Baguette* | Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT
  • Pasture-Raised Eggs | Besteyfield Farm, Charlotte, VT
 

Bread: Baguette*

Red Hen Baking Co., Middlesex, VT

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm, Charlotte, VT

 

Fresh Spotlight

This week’s basket is (as always) filled with locally sourced, nutritious goodies! Consumption of these plants will help you, your family, and your community maintain healthy bodies and minds. While none of these fruits and veggies can cure serious illness, a healthy dose of this produce will help support mindful and intentional eating. So go ahead, open your basket and cook up a storm; your body will thank you!  

 

Napa Cabbage:  

Often looked over at the grocery store, this week’s basket is filled with Napa Cabbage - our preferred cabbage for taste and texture. Cabbage can also provide you with up to 61% of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C - great for preventing seasonal colds. Cabbage is a cruciferous veggie, so it is very high in fiber. But have no fear, cooking cabbage down in a soup or saute can help make it easy to digest while maintaining its healthful benefits.

 

Cilantro:

Just as many veggies we have featured - cilantro is full of vitamins and minerals, which promote healthy cell function and metabolic function. Consuming cilantro will give you a good dose of Vitamin K, which helps with blood clots and bone-calcium content. VItamin K is a fat soluble vitamin - so pair cilantro with an avocado for a tasty, healthy treat!

 

Mushrooms:

Mushrooms, technically a fungus, have many wonderful properties. Mushrooms are high in selenium, which plays a role in healthy liver-enzyme function. Selenium also helps detoxify cells and promote healthy bodies by helping cell function - such as active immune cell function and healthy replication of various cells.  



 

Recipes and Cooking Tips

Browse our Recipes page for more ideas

Eat This First:

Cilantro is a great fresh herb to have on hand! Be sure to either use it quickly or take the time to properly store it to get the longest shelf life.

Mesclun is perfect for using as the base of salads. Try our sweet potato falafel salad, or simply toss with your favorite salad add-ins and dressing.