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Newsletter | Week of October 15, 2018

Does Leap

Meet Does Leap! This innovative, diversified certified organic farm in Northern Vermont is home to the adorable goats behind our chevre and feta cheese. Raising animals on lush green pastures in the Green Mountains results in an exceptional quality of food. "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 **Ecologically Grown ***Eco-Apple Certified |  Meet Our Farmers and Food Makers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Baby Spinach* | Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington’s Intervale, and Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington VT

  • Red Potatoes* | Valley Dream Farm, Cambridge VT

  • Carrots* | Pitchfork Farm, Burlington VT

  • Chioggia Beets* | Pitchfork Farm, Burlington VT

  • Hosui Asian Pears*** | Champlain Orchards, Shoreham VT

  • Brussels Sprouts* | Kettle Song Farm, Worcester VT

  • Variety Size Only: “Festival” Sweet Dumpling Squash* | Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington VT

Omnivore Package

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

  • Grass Fed Sirloin Steak | Health Hero Farm, South Hero, VT and Snug Valley Farm in East Hardwick, VT

  • Feta Goat Cheese* | Does’ Leap Farm, Bakersfield, VT

  • Chimichurri Sauce | Joe’s Kitchen, Screamin’ Ridge Farm, East Montpelier, VT

Localvore Package

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

  • Grass Fed Sirloin Steak | Health Hero Farm, South Hero, VT and Snug Valley Farm in East Hardwick, VT

  • Feta Goat Cheese* | Does’ Leap Farm, Bakersfield, VT

  • Chimichurri Sauce | Joe’s Kitchen, Screamin’ Ridge Farm, East Montpelier, VT

  • Bread: Waitsfield Common* | Red Hen Baking Company

  • Pasture Raised Eggs | Besteyfield Farm

 

Weekly Subscriptions

Bread: Baguette*

Red Hen Baking Co.

Cheddar Cheese

Shelburne Farms

Pasture Raised Eggs

Besteyfield Farm

 

Cooking & Storage Tips

Eat this first: Baby Spinach and Brussels Sprouts

Week 20, here we go! This week is the start of “storage crop season.” Farms are wrapping up the last of their harvests from the field - including vegetables that were grown especially for their flavor and capacity to store well into the colder months for us to enjoy.

We’re featuring some great varieties of these vegetables to keep things interesting! The “chioggia” beets have a striped inner flesh that makes them visually interesting - but you can use them in any beet recipe.

The “Festival” sweet dumpling squash is colorful and a great manageable size - and it makes a perfect bowl!

Brussels sprouts have come into season a little earlier than we expected, and we were available to source some (though relatively small bags) for everyone this week! Perfect for a side dish or salad.

Our best cooking tip for this week is ROASTING! In the recipes below, we roasted a big batch of beets, carrots, brussels sprouts, and squash. That way, you can cook once and have lots of meals. We’ve added them to soup and salad, and you could also add them to grain bowls or serve them as side dishes over the course of the week.

 

Recipes