Archive for February 18th, 2019

Bee Healthy Thursday, February 21st

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This Thursday is Group A-  sorry, no Extra Special Boxes For Sale.  Check the previous post for detailed information on the contents. 

We have ordered some new items that I want to highlight today:  

ORG Fingerling Mix-1.5# bags–These are absolutely delicious and do not require peeling.  A simple recipe is posted at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com , Recipes tab, #56 from the Domestic Man website.  Fingerling potatoes are perfect for boiling, it brings out their subtle, nutty flavor.  The recipe calls for French Fingerlings but the Fingerling Mix will work fine paying special attention to the doneness of the largest fingerlings–they can be ‘dry’ if overcooked, but each variety is unique to their composition whether a dense texture or dry.  Also needed for this recipe is dried Rosemary which is in the Poultry Medley we stock with the herbs.  Also butter, salt and pepper, and garlic powder are listed.  (I don’t use garlic powder as it tends to make us thirsty and the after taste is sometimes pretty strong.  Instead I use fresh garlic either finely chopped and lightly cooked in the butter added to the fingerlings, or garlic cloves added to the boiling water.)  (quantity 16 bags fingerling mix, 3 Poultry Medley)

Greybull Valley Produce Basil and Arugula are BACK!  (quantity 8 each)  I would chop the Basil fresh and add it to the fingerlings in the place of the Rosemary–I’ve used fresh or dried Thyme, too!  

ORG Shallots–We’ve never bought Shallots for the Buyer’s Group.  They are in the Allium family with onions, leeks, and garlic.  Seldom are they sold Organically, so this is an exciting first!

ORG Blackberries1 pint–Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries all contain anthocyanins in their red pigmentation.  Anthocyanins give powerful antioxidant protection to help deal with stress, radiation, and environmental toxins. These antioxidants are categorized as polyphenols and consuming them is one of the best strategies for preventing cancer.  Other foods with anthocyanins are red cabbage, purple cauliflower, cherries, red onions, eggplant, red lentils and red beans, acai, red currents, strawberries, goji berries, and chokecherries, Concord grapes, and Yams (dark skinned and pigment sweet potatoes).  (quantity 8 Blackberries)

For more information read Red and Purple Vegetables and Fruits under the Nutrition tab at our website.  

Take a moment and peruse the What Produce at Buyer’s Group for an idea of what is available this week.  Supplies are limited as we want no left-overs–The best produce is the freshest produce.  Once a week Market guarantees that freshness (the best we can without actually growing the goodies ourselves)–

See you at Bee Healthy!  Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.–best supply earlier in the day!  The Farmer’s Wife