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Newsletter | Week of September 24, 2018

 Meet Justin Rich of Burnt Rock Farm! Burnt Rock Farm specializes in growing late-season vegetables and vegetables that store well into Vermont’s colder months. As you’ll see below, this week highlights a whole variety of delicious Burnt Rock Farm vegetables

Meet Justin Rich of Burnt Rock Farm! Burnt Rock Farm specializes in growing late-season vegetables and vegetables that store well into Vermont’s colder months. As you’ll see below, this week highlights a whole variety of delicious Burnt Rock Farm vegetables

 

In Our Baskets This Week

*Certified Organic **Ecologically GrownMeet Our Farmers and Food Makers

Vermont Vegetable Package

  • Sweet Potatoes * | Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington

  • Delicata Squash * | Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington

  • Red Onions* | Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington

  • Cauliflower ** | Lewis Creek Farm in Starksboro

  • Variety and Starter Size only: Baby Spinach * | Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm in Burlington’s Intervale & Burnt Rock Farm

  • Variety and Value Size only: Baby Lettuce * | Pitchfork Farm in Burlington

  • Variety and Value Size only: Sweet Corn * | River Berry Farm in Fairfax


Omnivore Package

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

  • Pasture Raised Chicken Breast | Maple Wind Farm in Huntington/Richmond

  • Cultured Butter | Ploughgate Creamery in Fayston

  • Frozen Berries (Raspberries or Strawberries) * | Adam’s Berry Farm in Charlotte

Localvore Package

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

  • Pasture Raised Chicken Breast | Maple Wind Farm in Huntington/Richmond

  • Cultured Butter | Ploughgate Creamery in Fayston

  • Frozen Berries (Raspberries or Strawberries) * | Adam’s Berry Farm in Charlotte

  • Bread: Ciabatta* | 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 - baby spinach and/or baby lettuce are the most perishable - be sure to eat these first!

The first winter squash of the season coming in from Burnt Rock Farm! We love winter squash - it’s easy to cook, tastes delicious, and pairs well with just about everything in this week’s basket. With the weather cooling off, we're starting to see a true Fall bounty.

Another exciting/newer item for us is cauliflower from Lewis Creek Farm!. Hank at Lewis Creek has figured out how to produce some of the best looking cauliflower in VT - that definitely rivals California grown. It's the variety that counts - this variety features self-wrapping leaves that naturally grow around the cauliflower head, shading it out from the sun, resulting in a blanched (white) color. While there’s no real difference in flavor, many of us have grown accustomed to a bright white cauliflower. Back in the day, growers who wanted the bright while color would have to tie the leaves over the flower to block to sun, which turns the cauliflower yellow... in this case, the plant does the work!

 

Tender Profiles

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

Recipes