Late Fall Week #1 (EOW Group #1)

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This Week's Harvest:

Sweet Potatoes--Fully cured, wonderful sweet flavor and texture.  Long storage life on your counter!

Kohlrabi--A crisp, sweet addition to salads or stir fry. 

Beauty Heart Radishes--brilliant pink interior makes these my favorite winter salad ingredient.  Slice thinly or grate.  They have some heat, but actually mellow in storage!

Salad Mix--mix of lettuce varieties

Spinach--Large tender leaves suitable for salad or cooking.  Sweet!

Garlic--Fully cured, can be stored on the counter.  We love our garlic!  Giant cloves and robust flavor make it a favorite with members too.

Brussels Sprouts or Green Beans--Never before have green beans been offered in the Late Fall Share!  What a strange season :).  Choose between those and Brussels Sprouts this week.

Assorted Winter Squash--Our squash yields were rather low this year, and so you will have a choice among butternut, buttercup, and pie pumpkins this week.

Onions--red and yellow storage varieties

Potatoes--Yellow potatoes from Driftless Organics in Viroqua WI.  They are awesome!

Leeks--Beautiful late-season leeks can be used anywhere you might use an onion.  Did you know leeks freeze well?  Just chop them up and put them in a ziploc bag, ready to sprinkle into your next soup pot.

Carrots--Yumm, fall carrots are the best 🙂

Rutabaga--It's bumper crop this year!  They are one of my favorite roots, and I substitute them for potatoes in all sorts of dishes.  

Shallots--A rich, intense bulb in the onion family.  Shallots deliver wonderful flavor to slow simmers and roasts.

Celery--Our late fall hoop house planting!  This celery packs tremendous flavor and is extremely tender.  The leaves are tender as well and can be used as an herb.

Kale--A choice of red russian or green curly kale.

Baby bibb lettuce--sweet tender leaves and great buttery texture!

 

EOW Members ONLY:  Green Cabbage

 

Storage:

Root vegetables (except potatoes and sweet potatoes--not technically roots) should be stored in the fridge in plastic unless you have a root cellar setup.  Sweet potatoes, squash, onions, garlic, and shallots can be stored short-term on your counter and longer term in a cool dark place with medium humidity.  Greens, celery, Brussels sprouts, and green beans can be stored 1-2 weeks in the fridge.

 

Recipes:

Leek Tart with Bacon and Gruyere

Scalloped Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Gratin

Creamy Skillet Tortellini with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach

Macaroni and Cheese with Butternut Squash

Bon Appetit's Guide to Roasting Vegetables (it's awesome!)

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