Produce spotlight: Some favorite Fall treats

Hello All and Happy Veteran’s Day!

We’ve got some really great Fall treats for next week’s bins. So many recipes come to mind, it was hard to pick just one!  Green Cabbage is great because it can be eaten raw or cooked. And when it’s cold outside, cooked cabbage is absolutely delicious! Add it to soup, saute it with your favorite veggies, create a gratin. Regardless of how you use it, cabbage is a great choice for any meal!

Cabbage is one of the richest when it comes to protective vitamins. It is a good supplier of vitamins A, B, C and E, potassium and fiber. Cabbage has also been found to lower the risk of cancer of the colon.  Cabbage kills bacteria and viruses in the lab and boosts the immune system to produce more antibodies. And it’s an anti-inflammatory! All-in-all, it’s a pretty rockin’ vegetable!

Also, don’t forget about our extra items for sale! We’ll have Crimini mushrooms, flat-leaf parsley and, an old favorite, Hass avocados are back!

If next week’s delivery is your last before Thanksgiving, definitely stock up on your favorite items for holiday dishes! One item in particular we are excited to have is the Garnet yam, because who doesn’t love a yam?!

A Little History: The Garnet yam is, in fact, not a yam. It is a sweet potato that lost its identity to an American labeling system that forced the naming of yellow-orange fleshed sweet potatoes to include yam in their identification. Its flavor is sweet and its starchy textures allows it to absorb ingredients and flavors. And its healthy too! The Garnet yam is a rich source for protein, carbohydrates, vitamins A and C, and potassium.

Garnet yams are also great because they can be cooked in so many different ways. They can be creamy, starchy, sweet, savory or just about any other way. Whether you are making a casserole, homemade soup, grilling veggies, or baking a pie, the Garnet yam is an excellent choice! They are a true treat of the Autumn season! Check out these delicious and healthy recipes we found!

What’s New: Next week, bins will be featuring more great Fall treats! Along with Garnet yams, you’ll find also nutrient rich collard greens! They are delicious, easy to prepare, and great in a variety of different dishes. Also very versatile are parsnips, which are related to the carrot, but have a sweeter, almost spicy and buttery flavor when cooked. I prefer them roasted, but they’re great in many ways, including this week’s featured recipe! We’ll also be having Pinova apples. They are crisp with a sweet-tart flavor and a yellow flesh. Perfect for homemade apple pie!


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