For Friday March 17th
This past weekend, I (Taylor) went to visit family in Indiana, PA. On Saturday, they had their St. Patrick’s Day parade. The festivities have begun! I am not the chef in my house, but I am still looking forward to making some themed dishes this coming weekend. I love the food, but I still have mixed feelings about this holiday. In middle school, I broke my elbow on St. Patrick’s Day; I must not have been wearing green that day. But, hey, that was only one time. Ever since then, March has treated me very well. Hopefully, everyone is excited about what March will continue to bring for us, in the produce world. The lion will soon give way to the sheep.
CABBAGE: Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Do you need some more cabbage for this weekend’s festivities? Who couldn’t use more sauerkraut in their lives right now?! We currently have both red and green cabbage from Porter Farms in New York. They are just waiting to be paired with all good things green.
GREEN MEAT ASIAN RADISHES: These tend to have more of a spice to them, but it depends on their sizing and maturity. I prefer this type of radish uncooked in salad or as a topping for tacos, due to their kick. Maybe these could add a little bit of spice to the kraut dishes coming out the wazoo this weekend!
GREENS: Our growers are starting to offer young kales, chards, and salad mixes. Do not let all these options deter you! All these different kinds of greens could be used to create your own salad mix. A few years ago, I definitely did not know that there were so many options of micros, baby and young greens.
YACON: This time of year I think we are all looking for a little variety in our diet, so it’s the perfect time to highlight the yacon! Though it looks similar to a potato, this crisp root veggie is unexpectedly sweet and refreshing. I love eating these raw; they are quite surprising to bite into whole, but I have heard that people also use yacons to make sweet syrup.
NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK. PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.
*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York