Category Archives: Veggie Info

Storing Bulk Fall Vegetables

It’s the time of year in New England to start thinking about purchasing bulk produce for storage.  In a couple months you’ll be thankful you have stored fresh produce.  Everyone will be doing different math to figure out how much … Continue reading

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Storing Carrots

Carrots – root cellar style (with or without an actual root cellar) Benefits: Excellent source of Vitamin A. Very good source of biotin, vitamin K, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, Vitamin C. What you need: box/bin (a box or Rubbermaid plastic … Continue reading

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Waste not, want not…Carrot Tops

Move over Bugs Bunny! After talking to our friendly farmers, who are a wealth of information regarding uses of plant and vegetable parts that are not commonly thought of as edible, my culinary juices were peaked and my kitchen prepped … Continue reading

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Purslane

Purslane is a succulent weed that many want to control; however, if you can’t beat it, eat it! It has a mild taste similar to spinach and is packed with nutrients. The leaves, stems and flowers can be consumed. Purslane … Continue reading

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Pea Power

Unbeknownst to many, the entire pea plant is edible – leaves, vine, flowers and pods. A sure sign of spring are when the pea shoots arrive. Pea shoots are the immature (young) leaves and stems. If you have not tried … Continue reading

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Escaping the ominous garlic scape

Garlic scapes are often something people love and actively seek or are an unknown entity and somewhat scary. I fell in the second category until we received a very large quantity in a CSA share numerous years ago. Now that … Continue reading

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Wild Greens

Wild greens are commonly referred to as weeds. Despite the bad connotation, they are actually a nutrition powerhouse, in some cases having many times more vitamins and minerals than their domesticated relatives. As always, remember to get your wild greens … Continue reading

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