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This Week’s Local Producers: Brown’s Farm, The Family Garden Organic Farm, Hoover Family Organic Farm, Blue Sky Potato Farm, Beli Farm, Frog Song Organic Farm, Uncle Matt’s Organic Citrus
OUR STANDARD BOXES – please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.
Local Box (Mini): (Florida Organic Valencia Oranges, Local Organic Napa Cabbage, Local Purple Cauliflower, Local Carrots, Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Organic Chiaggo Beets), Local Kohlrabi, Local Strawberries
Organic Box, (Mini): (Florida Organic Valencia Oranges, Local Organic Red Leaf Lettuce, Local Organic Green Onions, Organic Snow Peas, Organic Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Organic Swiss Chard, Local Organic Rutabaga Root), Local Organic Napa Cabbage, Local Organic Strawberries
Grab & Go: Local Strawberries, Organic Altuflo Mango, Florida Organic Valencia Oranges, Organic Ambrosia Apples, Local Purple Cauliflower, Local Carrots, Local Organic Red Leaf Lettuce, Organic Tomatoes on the Vine
Salad Box: Local Purple Cauliflower, Local Carrots, Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Organic Green Onions, Organic Tomatoes on the Vine, Organic Cucumber, Local Sweet Small Peppers, Local Organic Baby Arugula
Fruit (Add-on): (Organic blueberries, Local Strawberries, Organic Altuflo Mango, Florida Organic Valencia Oranges), Organic Bananas, Organic Bartlett Pear, Organic Ambrosia Apples
Smoothie Box: Organic Blueberries, Organic Bananas, Organic Bartlett Pear, Organic Altuflo Mango, Florida Organic Valencia Oranges, Local Organic Strawberries, Local Organic Kale
Recipes Ideas – Check out our Pinterest Board or click on the item above!
Your Rutabage Roots (no tops) came to us from The Family Garden, less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.
Do not be intimidated by the sturdiness of the rutabaga. This Russian babushka of a veggie has all sorts of goodness stored inside, including fiber, potassium and Vitamin C. You can put it in your fridge’s veggie drawer for up to two weeks or in a cool, dry place at room temperature for up to one week.
To prepare, be sure to wash well, then peel using a sturdy veggie peeler or paring knife. Rutabaga’s natural armor can be tough, so if you have trouble, you can try giving it a spin in the microwave. Some rutabagas have wax on them, so put a dish under it and cover it loosely, then microwave for 3-5 minutes depending on the size of the rutabaga. Let cool, then the skin should be easier to peel off. As with any round veggie, slice a bit off one side or chop down the middle to give yourself a flat surface to work from. No one wants to explain a rutabaga injury.
Rutabagas behave much like any other root vegetable. Sweeter than the turnip, it mashes beautifully and plays nicely with other root veggies roasted, steamed, braised or boiled.
For more information and a preparation demonstration, please watch this helpful video.
- Rutabaga Hash with Onions & Crisp Bacon
- Rosemary Lemon Rutabaga Fries
- Rutabaga Pear Mash
- Microbrew Braised Rutabagas
- Mashed Rutabaga & Kale with Chickpea Gravy
- Roasted Rutabagas with Golden Raisin Maple Vinaigrette
Need Veggie Tech Support? Visit us on Facebook to share recipes and tips with other FPP customers and ask any questions you might have about the contents of your box. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Returning your produce box clean and undamaged means that we can use it again and again. This keeps costs down, minimizes landfill waste and keeps your carbon footprint smaller. Boxes that aren’t returned will incur a $5.00 replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup!