Local Box November 24- November 26
Carrots w/Tops – Fruitful Hill Farm
Sorrel* – My Father’s Farm
Yukina Spinach* – My Father’s Farm
Surprise Me item – Various Local Farms
Apples – Top of Texas Farm
Sweet Potatoes – Fruitful Hill Farm
Bibb Lettuce – Bluebonnet Hydroponic Farms
Broccoli Greens* – The Home Grown Farm
Marrs Oranges – G & S Grove
*Available only in this week’s Local Box!
Power Greens: We welcome broccoli greens and yukina spinach to the Local Box this week. Broccoli leaves taste faintly of broccoli — earthy and mild. They can be steamed, sauteed on their own or with other greens such as collards, cabbage and kale. Check out this clever recipe for broccoli greens: broccoli leaf kale chips. Yukina spinach, more commonly known as yukina savoy, is an Asian green rich in flavor and nutrients. Yukina can be used both raw and cooked and is perfect for a stir-fry addition.
Pair the broccoli greens and yukina spinach together for a simple sautee of wilted greens. Don’t be afraid to add in other greens you may have around, they play well with others. And let’s be honest, Thanksgiving can tend to be a bit of a carb. overload, so get those greens in where you can!
Sorrel soup : You probably won’t find this green many places, but we love to broaden your greens horizon! Sorrel can have a sour lemony flavor when raw, which mellows considerably when cooked. Try a Sorrel Soup. Great to have around for vegetarian guests in town for Thanksgiving . More sorrel recipe inspiration here.
Carrots: Brown-Sugared Carrots, sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, while loading you up on beta-carotenes. Great Turkey Day side! If sweet isn’t tickling your fancy try a Carrot & Apple Slaw or Barely-Cooked Carrots with Tahini, Lemon, Garlic, and Sumac Dressing.
Salad: The Bibb lettuce and Marrs oranges are screaming to be paired together for a beautiful fall salad. Substitute Bibb lettuce for romaine lettuce which the recipe calls for, and use your fresh orange in place of the canned mandarins. Perfect recipe to use this week’s apples too. Don’t have all the ingredients listed? That’s fine, use what you’ve got! Add in other seasonal fruit like pomegranate or a crunchy nut like pecans.
Sweet Potatoes: Put those potatoes to use for a Thanksgiving side. Go non-traditional with a Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and dried Cranberry Stuffing. Or whip ‘em, whip ‘em good with Garlic Sweet Potato Mash.