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  THEME    Moose Don’t Like Potatoes

Around here farmers have crop-eating groundhogs, deer, and voles to contend with. In Alaska they have moose. And so we have a part of the story as to why potatoes are Alaska’s #1 vegetable crop.

According to the former Potato Disease Control Specialist with the state of Alaska, Bill Campbell, who is also known as the “Potato Man” or “Potato Guru”, potatoes were a natural fit for the state. "If you're just trying to subsist somewhere, you throw out 50 feet, 100 feet, of potatoes. You've got a stash for the winter, if you can keep them from freezing," he said. An added benefit is that moose don’t like them.

Bill Campbell
When asked what he wanted his legacy to be, Bill responded “Happy people eating Magic Molly potatoes”. This week we are helping Bill achieve his dream by delivering two types of blue potatoes: Bill’s Magic Molly variety, which he named after his daughter, and the Adirondack Blue variety, which was released by Cornell University potato breeders Robert Plaisted, Ken Paddock, and Walter De Jong in 2003. The Adirondack Blue was specifically developed for the unique potato growing conditions of New York State.
Purple and blue potatoes have impressive anti-inflammatory properties and a research study showed that consuming six to eight small ones per day not only lowered the blood pressure of the participants but also caused no weight gain at all.
Blue potatoes are especially suited for making chips!
Slice the potatoes as thinly as possible, preferably using a mandolin. Toss the slices with salt. Let them sit for 15 minutes, since this helps remove moisture. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then turn and bake for about another 15 minutes.

Click the image to watch Juniper Hill Farm dig up their sweet potato crop!


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Potatoes - Adirondack Blue or Magic Molly
Rexcroft Farm (IPM) or Skymeadow Farms (CO)

Blue potatoes look like a food from some other universe! Blue potatoes contain health-promoting antioxidants called anthocyanins, which help reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and strokes by protecting cells from damage-causing free radicals. Consider pairing the blue potatoes with other visually-stimulating veggies for a truly colorful dish! Roast them with salt, butter and herbs for a side dish, or puree or mash them.

Blue Potato Oven Fries
Blue Potatoes Mashed with Roasted Garlic
Corn and Blue Potato Hash
Blue Potato Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Apples - Honeycrisp
Yonder Farms (FAM)

The Honeycrisp was to be discarded from the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station's Horticultural Research Center, but has become prized for its sweetness, firmness, and tartness, and making it an ideal apple for eating raw. It has much larger cells than most apples, which rupture when bitten to fill the mouth with delicious juice!

Salad Mix
Juniper Hill Farm (CO)

Mix of lettuce, mizuna, and tatsoi. Put fresh salads on your table as often as you can! For a more filling and flavorful boost add roasted nuts, dried cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan, or chick peas.

50 Salad Dressing Recipes

Pac Choi
Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

Pac Choi can be eaten raw, roasted, boiled, steamed, stir-fried, microwaved, or deep-fried. The entire head can be eaten. To prepare, separate the leaves from the stalks, then rinse well and drain. Shred or cut across the leaves and cut the stalks into small slices along the diagonal. Great with a bit of garlic, ginger or soy sauce. Remember—you can eat the stalks raw, too!

Stir-Fried Udon Noodles with Pac Choi
Ginger-Sesame Pac Choi
Wilted Pac Choi with Soy Sauce and Cashews

Turnips - Hakurei
Juniper Hill Farm (CO) and Common Hands Farm (OG)

These mild and sweet turnips don't need to be peeled—just give them a good wash. You can cook these or eat them raw. We suggest shredding them and adding to a salad. You can prepare the turnip greens as you would kale or mustard greens.

Glazed Hakurei Turnips
Hakurei Turnip Salad
Sauteed Hakurei Turnips and Braised Greens
Black Futsu Squash
Sparrowbush Farm (OG)

You can eat the skin! Its flesh is golden color and has the rich taste of hazelnuts, that is sweet and buttery roasted or light and fruity raw. Delicious julienned and quick-cured with salt in a winter slaw!

How to Roast Kabochas (or Futsus!)
Squash Soup
Baked Futsu
Roasted Black Futsu with Jasmine Kale
Black Futsu in Green Curry


  • Herb & Allium: Shiso and Lemongrass from Letterbox Farm (OG)
  • Fruit: Cortland Apples from Yonder Farm (FAM)
  • Cheese: Mozzarella from R&G Cheesemakers
  • Bread: Cinnamon Twist from Bread Alone
  • Pasta: Tomato Basil Radiatore from Flour City Pasta (CO)
  • Yogurt: Whole Milk 32 Ounces from North Country Creamery (OG)
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  • Tip 1: Any item you would cook, you can also freeze.
  • Tip 2: A dull knife conspires against you and slows you down. A sharp knife makes your food taste better, and look better too! NY Times Article
  • Tip 3: Any greens need to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag, and kept in the fridge crisper.

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