Nov 302015
 

brusselsprouts markHello members! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family and friends! We will be resuming our regular DC Market schedule: Tuesday at Eastern Market 4-7pm (members only), Wednesday at Patriot’s Plaza 315 E Street, SW, 11-6pm, and Thursday at our Pop-Up on Capitol Hill at E Capitol Street, NE at 8th Street, NE 11-7pm.

Here are the share items for this week:

Produce Share:

Apples

Brussels sprouts
http://ohmyveggies.com/recipe-roasted-brussels-sprouts-apples/
^Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for some tang!

12239926_10153563634250935_4785596539662576977_nCelery
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/celery-tonic
http://food52.com/recipes/16471-italian-celery-and-mushroom-salad

Leeks
http://www.onceuponachef.com/2011/11/potato-leek-soup.html

Beets

Besides supplying good amounts of protein, phosphorus, and zinc, beet greens are also a great source of fiber. Packed with antioxidants, they’re high in vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, and low in fat and cholesterol.”

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016159-beet-greens-and-cheddar-crumble
^We made this for supper a few weeks ago and it is SO good!
http://www.howsweeteats.com/2014/08/roasted-beet-goat-cheese-and-honey-drizzled-tarts/

Carrots
http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2014/10/carrot-cake-with-cider-and-olive-oil/
http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2012/03/carrot-cake-pancakes/

11225997_10153558199135935_2771923391336845605_nCabbage
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/238204/easy-apple-cabbage-slaw/
http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12311-sweet-and-pungent-apple-and-cabbage-slaw
^Two different apple and cabbage slaw recipes. Delicious served alone, or use to top your BBQ sandwich! I like to add pumpkin seeds if serving as a side dish.

Butternut Squash
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/mushroom-and-butternut-squash-empanadas-107182
http://thewimpyvegetarian.com/2012/12/butternut-squash-and-caramelized-onion-empanadas/

Spaghetti Squash
http://minimalistbaker.com/spaghetti-squash-lasagna-bake/
^Vegan recipe! Substitute tofu and vegan cheeses for real cheeses if you limit your soy intake.

Potatoes
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mustard-Roasted-Potatoes-240694

Onions

Shiitake mushrooms
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/mushroom-and-butternut-squash-empanadas-107182
http://food52.com/recipes/16471-italian-celery-and-mushroom-salad

And a recipe idea for all your Thanksgiving leftovers! Pot pie!
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/215447/dads-leftover-turkey-pot-pie/

Meat:

One Whole Trout
http://cookingwithkimberly.com/caribbean-style-rainbow-trout/

Two Trout Fillets
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/pan-fried-trout-recipe.html

Puff’s BBQ
^Make BBQ sandwiches or tacos and top with the cabbage and apple slaw above!

Amish Maple Sausage
http://www.foodiecrush.com/2013/01/sausage-and-egg-french-toast-cups/
http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/easy-cheesy-breakfast-casserole-recipe/

Oct 162012
 
F2F Apples

F2F Apples

by Ashley Cheng

It’s been credited for the fall of man, the theory of gravitation and the attempted assassination of Snow White. So intrinsically grafted onto our national identity, it’s the namesake for our largest city and most patriotic dessert. The one in your eye is your beloved, yet the one in your throat is just Adam’s. It’s both a gift of gratitude to our favorite schoolteachers and a daily defense against doctors, but be careful…one bad one can spoil the whole bunch.

Yes, Henry David Thoreau said it best, “Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.”

October happens to be National Apple Month, so what better time to stop and take stock in this special fruit and the many ways we can enjoy them this season?

Here in the store we already have Fuji, Gale Gala, Crimson Crisp, and Honey Crisp; but there are more than 7,500 varieties of apples worldwide. Apples are also incredibly healthy as many studies suggest they:

  • Are a fantastic source of fiber
  • Contain vitamins A, B1, B2, C and niacin
  • Provide nutrients phosphorous magnesium, iron and potassium
  • May help reduce cholesterol, prevent cardiovascular disease, slow the growth of colon and liver cancer cells, reduce the risk of stroke, improve lung function and strengthen bones

No wonder they’ve been a part of our diets for as far back as 6500 B.C.

Keeping it local is at the heart of everything we do at Farm to Family, so in that spirit here is a simple recipe plan for the perfect fall dinner (featuring apples from start to finish!) with a collection of posts from some of our fave RVA bloggers. Let us know what you think, or post your own recipe and photos on our Facebook page.

Butternut Squash Soup by One Couple’s Kitchen

Apple Down Slaw by Richmond Food Collective

Turkey Burgers with Brie, Granny Smith Apples and Arugula by Tim Vidra Eats

German Apple Cake by Finding Delicious

And for breakfast the next morning:

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins by Gabby’s Gluten-Free

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