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CSA Winter Season - #3

Seeds are being ordered, greenhouses are being cleaned out.  It must be February because winter "break" is over and we're getting ready to start planting for the upcoming season!  In the meantime, we hope you enjoy more of these delicious winter storage root veggies.  We have 2 different types of carrots and 3 different types of beets!  See you next month!  - Love, Farmer Matt, Maggie & the crew

A note on storage -- Your root veggies will hold up for a full month AS LONG AS YOU STORE THEM PROPERLY.  Eat your greens (collards, kale and broccoli) first, within the first week.  They should be stored in an airtight plastic bag in the fridge.  The root vegetables should be stored separately from the greens, but they can be stored together, also in airtight bags in the fridge.  What do I mean by airtight?  Ziplocks are good, as are regular plastic bags that are closed/sealed well at the top.  The idea is to lock in the moisture so that the veggies stay fresh and don't turn soft and limp.  Some members prefer glass containers to plastic bags - which is fine too, but just make sure that the lid seals properly.  Happy storing and eating!

What's in the share?

Carrots -  Sweet and juicy.  This variety grows well in the cold fall and stores well as long as you keep the moisture in.  (See storage tips above.)  You do not need to peel these.  Just scrub the skin with a vegetable brush.  If you're used to always peeling your carrots, you may find this unusual, but the skin contains nutrients that you don't want to lose!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Juiced, Raw or Cooked. When to use: Within 3 weeks.

Rainbow Carrots -  A beautiful rainbow of colors...and sweet too!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Juiced, Raw or Cooked. When to use: Within 3 weeks.

Chioggia Beets - Also known as "candy cane" beets because of their color when sliced. 
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Juiced, Raw or Cooked. When to use: Within 3 weeks.

Golden Beets - Beautiful deep yellow/orange color.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Juiced, Raw or Cooked. When to use: Within 3 weeks.

Red Beets - I love how these brighten up winter dishes! 
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Juiced, Raw or Cooked. When to use: Within 3 weeks.

Purple Top Turnips - These are delicious roasted or in soups. 
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within 3 weeks.

Recipes

Roasted Beets with Orange & Thyme
Rosemary Roasted Beets & Carrots
Purple Top Turnip Gratin
Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Ginger
Beet, Carrot & Apple Juice (with a juicer)
Beet, Carrot & Apple Juice (without a juicer)