Jump into spring and get a taste of local foods this weekend! Join us on Sunday, 4/8, from 11-3pm, and bring your plate and fork to Flavors of the Valley at Hartford High School in White River Jct. This is the 17th annual celebration of local foods organized by Vital Communities with over 50 farm and food related vendors. We're very pleased to be part of this tasting event that brings together Upper Valley chefs, farmers, and specialty food producers. Pre-buy your tickets to flavors and save!
On Sunday we'll offer a taste of our Powerkraut varieties - original sauerkraut, carrot kraut, kimchi, and our newest, and very popular, turmeric kraut. You can snack on our sweet, crunchy carrots, try a nibble of spicy radish micro greens, or sample something new and unusual with our crisp Belgian endive. We'll have bags of carrots, spinach, microgreens, endive, and quarts of Powerkraut for sale. Stock up while you're at Flavors!
We're experimenting with growing this crop of Belgian endive in the dark under our greenhouse tables this spring, and they look great! This unique vegetable is crisp and slightly bitter when raw, making it a great addition to brighten up salads this time of year. When cooked, endive's flavor softens into a mellow sweetness- whether steamed, grilled, or braised. It's a versatile ingredient for your early spring kitchen- check out some recipes on our website.
Our greenhouse is filling up fast with beautiful vegetable seedlings full of potential and vigor for the new growing season. We can't wait to taste those first buttery leaves of bib lettuce, pungent fresh herbs, and crunchy stalks of asparagus in just a few short weeks!
You can taste the flavors all season long! Sign up for your CSA Share now and enjoy a wide variety of fresh, organic vegetables from May until December. Root 5 Farm CSA Shares begin on May 15th! Don't delay, sign up today!