Cook Field Pick-Up, Thursday October 22, 3:30-6pm
Produce this week…
- butternut squash
- mustard greens
Tentative produce list for October 29…
- head lettuce
October is abounding in all its beautiful fall colors, the rain has finally been visiting the fields, giving the farm staff a rest in the constant use of the irrigation system. With the soil wet, the roots of the recently planted vegetables are deepening and getting stronger . Carrots are growing fast and so are the varieties of greens recently planted.
You will see some pumpkins at the pick-up site on Thursday! If you want your decorations richer, this is the opportunity to bring home the last yellow and white pumpkins, as well as the funny and multi shaped gourds the farm grew this year!
What to do with your produce this week…
This week we’ll focus on beets. Your share will include young, tender beets with very nutritious leaves to include in one of your meals. Beets provide impressive health benefits, including Vitamin C, B9, manganese, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. In addition, beets help to keep our blood pressure in check, and its fiber helps to improve digestion. Try to use the green leaves if you want, as they are packed with great nutritious properties too. Beets’ leaves contain Vitamin A. One cup of beet leaves can offer 100% or more of the daily required value of Vitamin A (excellent source for eye health)
Annie Klein this week offers a very tempting beets’ hummus recipe
If you still have in your fridge still some beets from the previous weeks, you could try this pickled beets recipe:
One of the simplest and tastiest ways to cook beets is roasting them. Here is one of our favorite recipes:
Finally, beets can be enjoyed also as a dessert!