Even though we've been working with organic produce for more than 13 years, we still occassionally come across something new and suprising. You can imagine how excited the crew got when we learned we'd be delivering this declious new vegetable.
While we're pleased to be delivering beautiful local veggies like kohlrabi, celeriac and sweet potatoes, we're thrilled to be debuting kale sprouts from Maple Wind Farm in our all-local Dogma Box this week. These bitty Brassica are a hybrid between Russian Red Kale and bud-like Brussels Sprouts, bringing out the best qualities of each.
Sweet and nutty, kale sprouts are delicous both raw and cooked. It's easy to enjoy them in simple sides: toss a few leaves into a salad, grill a few bunches (before the snow falls!) or saute chopped leaves in olive oil. But they're not only terribly tasty, organic kale sprouts are nutritional powerhouses containing Vitamins B6, C and K. We recommend combining them with a sweet vinegar and salty Parmesan in this recipe for Balsamic Roasted Kale Sprouts.
Hybrid crosses like kale sprouts are created through the cross pollination of two species in the same genus, which can occur naturally, but in this case, was done in a controlled environment. Though the hybridization is overseen by humans, the process is drastically different from genetic modification. Read more about the difference between the two processes in our past post about hybrid stone fruit.
This Week's Local Produce
Beets | Cabbage | Carrots
Dwight Miller and Son Orchards
All of the fruits and vegetables we deliver are grown without synthetic pesticides and are USDA certified organic. Interested in receiving produce that's both organic and locally sourced all year round? Check out our Local Dogma Box.
Similar to a CSA or farm share, our Local Dogma Box is filled with the best organic produce from local and regional farms and brought right to your door each week. It's the easiest way to eat like a locavore!