Hello all and Happy Friday! Earth day is this Sunday! New Roots is excited to be participating in a family Earth Day fair on Mercer Island, called Leaf for Green, which is focusing on food this year.
This week’s bins will also be helping to commemorate Earth Day with a hearty serving of local veggies. Local spring items in next week’s bin are: Collard Greens, Cabbage Raab, Leeks, Asparagus, and Cauliflower.
For those of you who missed out on last week’s Cabbage Raab, it is back and sodelicious! This bouquet of cabbage buds may look intimidating and quite questionable at first, but do not fear. This green should be treated like all the others. They are great in soups, salads, casseroles, or sautéed with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
Factoid of the Week: As always, we’ll be having Washington apples and pears, however you may or may not realize are from last year’s crop. They are harvested between August and October and then the hardiest varieties are chosen for CA, or controlled atmosphere storage. This is a common practice done everywhere so they can extend the crop supply throughout the year. This may be the last week for pears, and we will most likely have apples until the summer stone fruit crops start arriving! Enjoy them while we can!
How will you be celebrating Earth Day? Share your Green tips on our Facebook page to help spread the word!