Greetings! Another awesome week of delicious, nutritious organic fruit & veggies! This week we have red beets, swiss chard, onion, sweet potato, romaine lettuce, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots and YES! apples!!!! Finally apples! There has been a huge gap in the production and it has been very difficult to find. So, I was happy to score! I promise to skip next week on the yellow squash and zucchini. I have heard from some of you that you had been getting too much. We do our very best to change it up but some vegetables get picked for weeks at a time and we don't do this intentionally but when you eat seasonally ....well you get what I am trying to say....tis the season! That is when you cut them up, put them in your freezer to cook for later, when they are "out of season"! As a matter of fact, for those who freeze or preserve for that exact purpose we do offer produce in bulk. We just need to know about a week in advance. Mary and I have started an herb garden just for you awesome CSA customers. Right now we have cilantro, chives, basil and parsley and they are organic! If you are close by stop in and cut your own if not give us a call or email and we will add it to your box. This is a free! We just wanted to show our appreciation. But for now the garden is small so we are only doing it by request and in small amounts. The more you request though the more we will try to grow! Also when shopping at Harvest Moon Market any active CSA member will receive 10% OFF all in-store purchases!!! Jams, jellies, honey, frozen or fresh produce, dairy products and frozen meat. Yes, we really do love our CSA customers and want to show you some "love"!!! So "who's YOUR farmer??" HARVEST MOON OF COURSE! Have a great week!
It is easy to love fresh beets, and not just for their outstanding nutritional advantages. Oven roasting beets seems to enhance their sweet nature. Oven roasting is the easiest way to cook beets. The skins will slip right off after cooking. I’ve had more people tell me that they don’t like beets. Well, that was until they taste roasted beets. Roasting beets give them a deep, sweet taste that can’t be accomplished in any other fashion. Serve these beets either as a side dish or a salad.
Best Oven-Roasted Fresh Beets Recipes:
Recipe Type: Beet, Vegetable, Buying Guide
Yields: many servings
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 2 hr
Fresh whole beets (small, medium, and/or large size)*
* In other words, all sizes and types of beets can be roasted.
Purchasing Beets: Always purchase beets with the tops on them, if you can. Fresh tops (greens) man fresh beets.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place rack in middle of oven.
Wash and scrub the whole beets to clean off any dirt. Leave the beet whole unless you have some extra large ones (if extra large, cut in half). Trim off the stems (leafy tops) and ends of the beets. Reserve the beet leaves for a recipe using them.
On a large baking sheet, cover with aluminum foil. Place prepared beets, in a single layer, on top. Toss lightly with some olive oil to coat the beets. Place another large sheet of aluminum foil on top of the beets and crunch up the sides of the aluminum foil together to seal.
Place in oven and roast approximately 1 to 2 hours (depending on the size of your beets) or until tender and easily pierced with the tip of a paring knife. Remove from oven and take off the top foil. Set aside to cool enough to handle. When cool enough to handle, peel the skin off. They should peel easily by hand, but you can use a paring knife if you want. Either store in the refrigerator whole or cut each beet into slices (as thick or thin as you prefer).
Beets are delicious on their own sprinkled with a little salt or as an accompaniment to your dinner. Some people like to serve them as an appetizer with a good goat cheese. Be creative and enjoy!
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Bainbridge, Georgia 39817
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