THE BEET: Volume 14, Winter Letter 4

Greetings from Windflower Farm!

Your final vegetable delivery of the winter season is scheduled to arrive in your neighborhood this coming Saturday, February 6th. 

What’s in your share? You’ve got another hefty box coming your way! You’ll get a butternut squash or two and bags of potatoes (reds or yellows or purples, or perhaps a mix), sweet potatoes, yellow onions, red onions, carrots, rutabagas and beets. The yellow potatoes are particularly good roasted. The purple potatoes are drier, and are better fried or baked. Rutabagas can be eaten mashed, like potatoes, pan fried like turnips or scalloped potatoes, or roasted along with other root crops in light oil and salt. Salvador and Candelaria love them, and are reminded of the jicama at home in Central Mexico. You’ll get two bags of greens from our unheated greenhouses – one containing spinach and the other Dinosaur and Red Russian kales. The spinach needs washing, but it will likely keep better if stored without washing. The Red Russian kale should be eaten right away. You’ll get a bag of Empire apples from the Borden farm. And you’ll get a jar of jam made by Sara and Victoria from elderberries wild crafted from the farm’s swampier hedgerows or our own organic strawberry crop. There are just a few jars of the jam made using elderberries, and we’ve marked boxes containing those jars with the letter E. Bon appetite!

Thank you very much for being with us - we hope you have enjoyed your share of our fall and winter harvests. We look forward to seeing you in the spring! 

Warm regards, Ted and Jan