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News and recipes for the week of December 22, 2015
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December 22, 2015


The shortest day of the year has come and gone, and we've reached the end of our second season at Great River Organics. We hope you've enjoyed receiving, preparing and sharing your food as much as we have enjoyed providing it. Thank you for supporting local farms by joining a certified organic, multi-farmer CSA. We look forward to seeing you in 2016, for a new year and a new growing season. Stay tuned for stories from the farms in the off-season, but for the next few weeks, we wish our partner farms a much-deserved and restful break. Thanks again for your support.

Reserve your 2016 Great River Market Bag! Ask us about pre-pay discounts, payment plans and gift certificates. Give your loved ones the gift of local food in 2016!



Savoy Cabbage

Wayward Seed Farm
It's impossible to compete with the beauty and texture of savoy cabbage. Try it in Savoy Cabbage with Garlic and Cream. Store it in an open plastic bag in the crisper and use within the week.


Honeystick Carrots

Combine with last week's beets in this gorgeous Harvest Cake, or a Roasted Root Vegetable Salad. Store in a bag in the crisper. Carrots are great for storing--they'll hold their crunch for many weeks.



Try the last of the season's spinach in a holiday side dish of Spinach-Apple Salad with Maple-Cider Vinaigrette or a morning brunch with Gruyere and Spinach Bakes. Store spinach in its bag in the crisper.


Collard Greens

Wayward Seed Farm
These are great for both long and  quick cooks. Try it!  We've been using them as wraps for burgers. Here's a colllection of more ideas. Store in a ziploc bag in the crisper for up to a week.


Watermelon Radish

This stunning, mild radish is great raw or roasted. Scan these recipes for ideas, or roast with your shallots, turnips and carrots.  Store in a bag in the crisper; they will keep for weeks.


Goldball Turnip

Wayward Seed Farm
Gold Ball is an exceptional turnip. Meaty, mellow, smooth and sweet, this old-time turnip dates to the mid-1800s. Eat raw grated into a salad, or a Root Vegetable Gratin or roast with carrots. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to a week.



Wayward Seed Farm
These shallots are show-stoppers. Leave them in a cool dry place, and you'll have months to use them. Pair them with potatoes, either roasted, or caramelized   with creamy mashed potatoes.


Red Maria Potaotes

Wayward Seed Farm
This red-skinned, white-fleshed potato will pair perfectly mashed with your shallots. Check out this collection of winter-themed recipes for more inspiration. Store at room temperature, where they'll remain dry.
Please note: All produce in this week's Great River Market Bag is certified organic by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA). 

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