With the end of the year approaching we're seeing a little bit of a slowdown in the variety of fruits and vegetables coming from local growers. But there's no need to panic yet—we still have an intriguing selection of locally sourced, organic produce coming your way.
In last week's Eat Local blog post, we talked about the collard greens brought to us by Wishing Stone Farm out of Little Compton, RI. This week this same small farm will bring us Hakurei Turnips and Romaine lettuce. Dogma Box customers will notice that they have not one, but two heads of Romaine in their deliveries this week. This is because the Romaine is greenhouse-grown, and the heads tend to be a little more petite than their field-grown counterparts. We want to make sure you have more than enough of the crispy green stuff in your salads this week!
Maple Wind Farm, located in Richmond, VT, will be bringing us the hybrid Brassicae, kale sprouts, and everyone's favorite brain-shaped root vegetable, celeriac. The item we're most excited about, however is the Munchin Mix coming from Jonathan's Sprouts in Rochester, MA. The organic mix of sprouted adzuki, lentil and pea seeds. Because they can be cooked or eaten as-is, they make a versatile addition to stuffing, blended into hummus or as a crunchy salad topping.
We suggest giving them a shot in this popular recipe that'll help you shake the blahs of winter: Healthy Buddha Bowl with Lemon Ginger Dressing. The best part about this recipe is that you can make it totally yours with whatever produce you have on hand.
This Week's Local Produce
Beets | Cabbage
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!