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News and recipes for the week of December 17, 2015
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December 17, 2015


Welcome to week 29. We are in the final two weeks of the season, and these next few weeks you'll receive crops that are excellent keepers. If you're feeling overwhelmed at all by the volume, worry not--you have plenty of time to enjoy them. Your fresh spinach, on the other hand, won't wait. But we're pretty sure you won't want to, anyway! Enjoy your share this week!

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Golden Beets

Wayward Seed Farm
We like to roast them and keep them on hand in the fridge. They also make an excellent (and beautiful) hummus.    Beetroots can be stored loose in the crisper, or loosely wrapped in a bag.


Satina Gold Potatoes

A German variety in the same family as Yukon Golds, these are a thin-skinned, waxy potato that holds shape when cooked, like this Spinach, Potato and Bacon Gratin. Store in a cool, dry place.



Spinach is one of the season's last green gifts. If you're looking for something quick and easy amid the holiday chaos, just rinse and toss both leaves and stems into any soup, or try Julia Child's Spinach Gratin with Cheese. Store spinach in its plastic bag, closed, in the crisper.


Collard Greens

Wayward Seed Farm
Collard greens have dark, flavorful leaves and are an excellent slow-cooking green. Use them in any cooked-greens recipe. Try Italian-style Collards and Potatoes, or make Caldo Verde, with greens, potatoes and chorizo. Store in a ziploc bag in the crisper for up to a week.



Try this week's rutabaga in Smashed Rutabagas and Turnips with Parmesan  or Mashed Rutabaga Potato Supreme, from  Farmer John's Cookbook. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge. It will last weeks.


Daikon Radish

Wayward Seed Farm
Daikon is a mild Japanese radish that's great raw and cooked. If you're new to the wonders of daikon, this article is full of ideas...kimchi, pickles,and cakes, to name a few! Store in the fridge in a plastic bag. 


Red Cipollinis

Wayward Seed Farm
Cipollini onions ("little onion" in Italian) are  ideal for braising and roasting. We think they deserve a starring role at the table as a dish on their own. Check out  The Kitchn for recipes and storage tips. 


Brussels Sprouts

Wayward Seed Farm
We're trying this week's haul in this soup with potatoes and andouille sausage.  They keep longer if left attached to the stalk. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to prevent wilting. 
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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