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Featured In This Weekend’s Shares: Local Spinach & Turnips / Strawberries / Japanese Sweet Potatoes

March 8, 2012

Here are some of the produce items planned* to be in this weekend’s co-op style produce shares…there are many more items, but this is just a sampling!

*When working with fresh produce, availability can sometimes change last-minute.  We do our best to let you know what’s coming ahead of time, but sometimes things do change, especially when working with local farmers.  Thanks for your understanding!

Jacky & Cindy Morrison at Urban Acres "Meet Your Farmer Day" on Feb. 18th

Spinach. * LOCAL

Our friends Jacky & Cindy Morrison from Morrison Organic Farm planted it just for us!  How ’bout that for special?  It’s pretty amazing spinach, too.  Very thick and flavorful!

Recipe ideas…

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Purple Top Turnips. * LOCAL

Another lovely offering from Morrison Organic Farm.  If you were ever traumatized as a child by being forced to “eat your turnips,” we urge you to give them another chance!

Recipe ideas…

Another great way to eat turnips?  Steam them until tender and eat with butter and sea salt.  Simple.  Delicious.

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California Strawberries.

It’s the beginning of strawberry season (the peak is in April), and these berries are so bright and juicy!  Add them to smoothies or muffins or salads or pancakes, make sauces with them, or just eat them whole.  Luckily, strawberries also go very well with spinach (see above)!

Recipe ideas…

Strawberry Shortcake Stacked Pancakes | ohsheglows.com

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Japanese Sweet Potatoes

They’re baaaack…for now!  To us, Japanese Sweet Potatoes are much sweeter than a regular orange sweet potato.  Store them loose in a cool drawer or cupboard for up to a few weeks.

Recipe ideas:

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Olivia permalink
    April 16, 2012 7:26 pm

    I made this recipe with my turnips and really loved the flavor combination.
    http://funandfearlessinbeantown.blogspot.com/2011/06/baked-turnip-fries.html

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