The First Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Beets of the Season
The time has finally come for broccoli and cauliflower! We harvested the first heads of both broccoli and cauliflower just in time for our special holiday farm stand last week. Have you been able to enjoy any yet?! We have a few successions of these cruciferous cool weather veggies planted since they are a harvest once crop. That means that once we harvest the head (or crown as it is often called,) it will not yield another one. Our plan is to be able to have a steady supply of these delicious veggies for you throughout the next few months.
We’re also harvesting the first beets of the season! This succession of beets was transplanted rather than direct-seeded (read more about it in this post). The variety is Cylindra, a Danish heirloom that yields deep red cylindrical-shaped roots. These roots are tender and sweet and can be used in any of your favorite beet recipes. Try our beets in this beet fritter recipe served alongside a garlic-herb cashew cream sauce.
Our next Farmers Market is this Saturday, December 4th, from 8am-noon. We hope that our switch to a twice-monthly market schedule has made it possible for you to stop in and check out the local goods our vendors offer. One of our newest vendors, Fellowship Coffee, will be serving up fresh drip coffee and hot cocoa from their pour over bar. The folks at Fellowship Coffee see a cup of coffee as a springboard for all sorts of conversations and strive to bring the joy of good company (and good coffee!) to as many people as they can. We wouldn't have a farmers market without our awesome vendors or your continued support so we hope you'll come out and join us!
Currently in Season: Sugar Snap Peas, Beets, Radishes, Turnips, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Roselle, Kale, Cabbage, Mustard Greens, Collard Greens, Chicory, Fiolaro, Swiss Chard, and Salad Mix