Featured In This Weekend’s Shares: Local Spinach & Turnips / Strawberries / Japanese Sweet Potatoes
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!
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!
- Spiced Coconut Spinach from 101 Cookbooks
- Roasted Sicilian Potatoes with Spinach from Gluten-Free Goddess
- Warm Quinoa + Spinach Salad from Gluten-Free Goddess
- Green Smoothie ideas from Happy Foody (all you need is a blender!)
- Wilted Spinach Salad with Chicken & Honey Mustard Dressing from Nourished Kitchen
- Community Supported Spinach Cake from Elana’s Pantry (thank you for supporting our community’s farmers!)
- Spinach and Green Garlic Soup
* * *
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!
- Jenni Stolarski’s Turnips, Broccoli, and Sausage
- Purple Top Turnip Purée
- Roasted Potatoes and Turnips
- Turnip Home Fries – Indian style
Another great way to eat turnips? Steam them until tender and eat with butter and sea salt. Simple. Delicious.
* * *
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)!
- Strawberry Shortcake Stacked Pancakes – these look absolutely to-die-for, and there’s no sugar or dairy!
- Vegan and Flourless Strawberry Apple Breakfast Crisp
- Strawberry Mint Sorbet
- Strawberry Panzanella
- Strawberry and Spinach Salad
* * *
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.
- Shredded Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter and Sage
- Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pecan Brownies
- Cinnamon Sweet Potato Chips
- The Sweet Potato Trip: baked, fries, hash