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Newsletter | Week of October 1, 2018

Pitchfork Farm

Meet Pitchfork Farm! This certified organic farm is located in Burlington’s Intervale, right down the road from the Intervale Food Hub & the Intervale Center offices. The Intervale is also home to Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm, Intervale Community Farm, and several other farms that all specialize in growing delicious, certified organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs. It’s amazing how much food is grown right here in Burlington! Here, the Pitchfork Farm crew is harvesting arugula.

 

In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic **Ecologically Grown ***Eco-Apple Certified |  Meet Our Farmers and Food Makers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Mesclun* | Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington’s Intervale

  • Carrots* | Pitchfork Farm, Burlington’s Intervale

  • Sweet Peppers* | Intervale Community Farm, Burlington’s Intervale & River Berry Farm, Fairfax, VT

  • Broccoli** | Lewis Creek Farm, Starksboro

  • “Beurre D’Anjou” Pears*** | Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT

  • Variety Size only: Arugula* | Pitchfork Farm, Burlington’s Intervale



Omnivore Package

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

  • Grass Fed Ground Beef | Maple Wind Farm in Huntington/Richmond, VT

  • “Halfpipe” Cheese | Mt. Mansfield Creamery in Morrisville, VT

  • “Pink Lady” Fermented Vegetables* | Flack Family Farm in Enosburg Falls, VT

Localvore Package

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

  • Grass Fed Ground Beef | Maple Wind Farm in Huntington/Richmond, VT

  • “Halfpipe” Cheese | Mt. Mansfield Creamery in Morrisville, VT

  • “Pink Lady” Fermented Vegetables* | Flack Family Farm in Enosburg Falls, VT

  • Bread: Rustic Rolls* | Red Hen Baking Company

  • Pasture Raised Eggs | Besteyfield Farm

 

Weekly Subscriptions

Bread: Ciabatta*

Red Hen Baking Co.

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm

 

Cooking & Storage Tips

Eat this first: GREENS - arugula and mesclun are the most perishable - be sure to eat these first!

The first broccoli of the season coming in from Lewis Creek Farm (the same farm that we received cauliflower from last week)! These cruciferous vegetables (the plant family that also includes arugula, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli) are super-nutritious, featuring fiber; Vitamins C, E, and K; carotenoids, folate, and minerals. They can be finicky and tough to grow in Vermont because of weather & pests, but we’re working with lots of great farms that are learning how to manage these factors while using safe, sustainable practices.

Arugula (also a cruciferous vegetable) has a peppery, spicy taste that’s a little more exciting than other mild greens. You can add it to your mesclun salad mix for more flavor. Or, you can add this to pizza or pasta for a simple, flavorful meal. Try this recipe for “Lemony Pasta with Wilted Arugula”from Martha Stewart, or a Mediterranean-inspired “Chickpea, Red Pepper, and Arugula Salad” from MyRecipes.

 

Tender Profiles

Learn some fun facts about these local ingredients, and check out recipes for each one as well!

Recipes