Fresh is Back!
Stop by the Norwich Farmers Market this Saturday 9am-1pm. This will be our first outdoor market of the season and we'll be there rain or shine with fresh spring greens and herbs to kick off the season. We'll also have our delicious oyster and shitake mushrooms, sauerkraut, kimchi, and some hardy plants to get your garden started.
Check out this Shabu Shabu recipe, it's easy to adapt with any of the spring vegetables we'll have at market this Saturday. Shabu Shabu is one of Japan’s most popular hot pot dishes. It’s a fun meal since everyone sits around the hot pot at the table, cooks together, and eats while you chat, like fondue! A communal dining experience that inspires good appetites and brings people closer together.
Our hoop houses are filling up with gorgeous greens and herbs for early spring farmers' markets and CSA Shares. Growing in these passive solar houses gives us a jump start on spring by protecting crops on frosty nights. Our field plantings will start to size up in late May and we'll turn over these hoop house beds to grow summer tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplants.
Have you heard about our customized CSA Shares?
We're so excited about this new feature for our CSA Shares this season. You can choose all of your favorite vegetables and we'll custom pack your weekly boxes! Get the convenience of fresh, organic, local vegetables of your choice delivered to an Upper Valley location near you.
Sign up for your Root 5 Farm CSA Share today!
Don't delay, spring shares begin on May 14th!
Taste the Flavors!
Jump into spring and get a taste of local foods this weekend! Join us this Sunday, April 7th, 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 18th 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 advanced tickets for entry from 11am-12pm. General admission 12pm-3pm.
On Sunday we'll offer a taste of our Powerkraut varieties - original sauerkraut, carrot kraut, caraway kraut, kimchi, and our newest, and very popular, turmeric kraut. You can try a nibble of spicy radish micro greens, or sample something new and unusual with our crisp Belgian endive.
We're also harvesting some amazing over-wintered spinach from our hoop houses. It's dark green, sweet, nutty, and oh so delicious! You can pick up a bag at Flavors of the Valley this Sunday, and look for it on the menu at Market Table in Hanover and Ariana's Restaurant in Lyme later this week.
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. New this season, you can choose all of your favorite vegetables and customize your weekly boxes! Root 5 Farm CSA Shares begin on May 14th. Don't delay, sign up today!