Pack List - Week of 11/28/22
It’s been a busy week delivering food throughout our community! We are so fortunate to have the robust local food network that we do. We at the Food Hub are grateful for our local farmers and food producers, for our role in sharing and distributing such great food, and for the support from folks like you in making it happen!
Produce Package, Week of 11/28/22:
- Green Cabbage from Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington. Store cabbage tightly wrapped in your fridge’s crisper drawer. Properly stored, cabbage stays fresh for weeks, if not months. If the outer leaves begin to show signs of age, you can often peel them back to reveal a more wholesome interior. Certified Organic.
- Sweet Potatoes from Laughing Child Farm in Pawlet / Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington. Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area. Root cellars, cool pantries, or a basket on your countertop all work well! Enjoy within a month. Certified Organic.
- Red Onions from Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington, VT. Store in a cool, dark pantry; or in a bowl on your countertop. Keep separate from potatoes and out of the sun. If you notice any sprouting, go ahead and use the green bits like scallions and the white bulb as usual, but find a new home for future onions (or use them a bit sooner.) Certified Organic.
- Orange Carrots from Intervale Community Farm in Burlington, VT. Store them in your crisper drawer, eat often! Kept cold and at the proper humidity, carrots will last for months in your fridge. If you’ve got some older carrots in your fridge that are looking a bit sad, a quick rinse and soak in cold water can revive them. Certified Organic.
- Baldwin Apples from Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, VT. An older cultivar from the Northeast, Baldwins are well suited for fresh eating, ciders, and hold their shape well when baking. They also store well – keep them in your crisper drawer, away from tender greens and other vegetables. Eco-Apple Certified.
- Mushrooms (Farmer’s Choice / Variety Produce Package Only) Our friends from 1000 Stone Farm in Brookfield will be sending us a selection from their diverse mushroom offerings! Store mushrooms in their original packaging, best used in 3-5 days. You can learn more by visiting 1000 Stone's Website. Certified Organic.
- Cabbage! A winter staple. For some of us, there’s a sense of security that comes with making sure we have enough cabbage on hand! I’ve always got at least one crock full of fermented sauerkraut – a great way to preserve cabbage, though it’ll keep for months just fine in your fridge. I like to braise or sautee cabbage with apples and yellow onions, slice it thin into chicken or bean stews, or prepared raw in slaw.
- Sauerkraut – You can find a basic recipe here - A kitchen scale is handy to have – I like to use 2-3% salt – meaning I’ll weigh the total amount of cabbage/veggies to be fermented, and add 2-3% of its weight in salt. A simple recipe of cabbage and salt is all one needs – though feel free to spice things up: Chili flakes, caraway seeds, beets, garlic, ginger – experiment a little!
- Sweet Potatoes – a real crowd pleaser! Superb baked whole with a bit of butter, they’re also great in stir fries and stews. Try our Sweet Potatoes with Tahini recipe - or if you’re craving more pie in your life, some Sweet Potatoe Pie.