Though we are getting close to the end of available produce to harvest this winter, we are pleased to still offer a few great items to order.
Copra Onions from Deep Grass Organic are back this week – and probably only this week. Copra is a hard, yellow storage onion that is excellent for general kitchen use. The sweetest storage onion available; this one is a real “keeper.”
Deep Grass also found a few more of the absolutely delicious white O’ Henry Sweet Potatoes. Sweet and aromatic, O’Henry sweet potatoes bake up perfectly. This one doesn’t need butter and is very sweet with a caramel like texture when roasted or baked.
Deep Grass Norland white potatoes are still available in 5 lb. bags as well as by the pound. Greenbranch has wonderful sweet potatoes and Chesapeake has harvested sweet cabbage and nice rutabagas.
Don’t forget the deadline for ordering is Wednesday at noon. And please, look at your email right away for your order confirmation. This is generated moments after you submit your order, if your order has been submitted successfully and if you have entered your email address correctly. I will also send a separate draft invoice within about 12 hours.
If you do not receive your email confirmation or a draft invoice, it is very probable we do not have your order. Please call (302-945-0350) or email Hattie to be sure you get what you would like this week! And please do not wait until Thursday to call. Even though I order a few extra items, all ordering is done on Wednesday afternoon and I don’t want you to be disappointed.
Very popular in Europe and especially in England, Kohlrabi is an unfamiliar vegetable for Americans, closely related to cabbage. The “root” or round part of the plant, about the size of a tennis ball, actually grows as part of the stem just above ground and is milder and sweeter than it’s relative the turnip, crispy and juicy, and may be eaten raw as a salad ingredient or cooked. Don’t forget the leaves and stems on this multipurpose vegetable. They are very nice stir-fried or prepared as you would kale or collard greens.
Greenbranch has just been to the butcher to pick up their USDA certified pork and now has spicy link Sausage and packs of mild loose sausage, as well as their mild small link breakfast sausage all available for you.
Oysters are another wonderful item we are happy to offer all winter, and the standard diploid oyster is never better than it is at this time of year. These briny Chincotegue oysters from Chinky Oyster Company are amazing.
There are copious YouTube videos to assist you in learning how to open them easily. We have embedded one below for you to watch as an example. The only thing you need is a good quality oyster knife that will last you for years to come. Please let me know if you need suggestions on which knife you should get. In our household, even the most reluctant is now able to easily open an oyster. You won’t find a fresher oyster. These local delicacies harvested on Friday.
If you have any questions about our winter vegetables, or about anything we offer, please email me. I love to talk about vegetables!
Yours buried in the seed catalogs this week,