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Theme: What the heck is an heirloom?

Back in the day before industrialized agriculture, a much wider variety of plant foods were grown. Today most produce crops you find in the grocery store are grown in monoculture farms in order to maximize production efficiencies as well as visual and size consistency. There are a pint full of criteria for what constitutes being an heirloom; one being open-pollinated. Open-pollinated plants either self-pollinate (so lonely) or are pollinated by the plants next door. If the plants next door are of the same cultivar, this kind of open pollination results in baby plants that are identical to their parents. These are considered to “breed true”, which is quite romantic.

Other definitions require an age of the cultivars, say 100 years, and another requires the origin to be before 1945, when widespread use of hybrids began. Then there are purists that define heirlooms as seeds that have been handed down over generations.  

We liken heirlooms to your great, great aunt Matilda’s china – unique but precious. And so, we bring you Black Cherry Tomatoes, which aren’t so much black as very, very dark red. They are compared to wine with complex and rich flavors. Eat up!

We have fresh broccoli, green beans, and bunched onions in the store!
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Black Cherry Tomatoes
Radicle Farm (IPM)

This small variety of tomato has been cultivated since the early 19th century. Try roasting them whole (some will pop and splatter) until caramelized, then put on top of a cracker, puff pastry, bread. Whatever!

Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Sweet Cherries
Bittner Singer Orchards (IPM)

A sweet and simple snack, which can also be used as a main component of sauces, marinades, sweet treats, and more!

Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Grilled Pork with Cherry Salsa
20 Cherry Recipes for Dessert, Dinner, and More
Sparrowbush Farm (OG) and Barber's Farm (OG)

Similar in flavor to anise, fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet. It's popular in Mediterranean cuisine, though often associated with Italian and Indian cooking. Fennel is one of the three main herbs used in the preparation of absinthe ... what fun! Cook it or eat it raw.

Fennel, Celery & Pomegranate Salad
Roasted Fennel w/ Parmesan
Shaved Celery and Fennel Salad
Roasted Squash, Fennel and Beets
Fennel and Potato Gratin
Juniper Hill Farm (CO)

Easy to cook and incredibly healthy. For a quick dish, cook kale for a minute in a pot of boiling water. Drain, squeeze out excess water, and sauté with olive oil and garlic for just a couple minutes. Remember to try kale chips if you haven't yet!
How to Kale
Kenyan-Style Kale and Tomatoes
Tomato, Kale and Mozzarella Sandwich With Parsley
Tuscan Kale Caesar Slaw
Spicy Soy Kale Salad
Lemony Kale Salad
Grilled Kale
Kale Chips
Salad Mix
Juniper Hill Farm (CO)

Put fresh salads on your table as often as you can. For a more filling and flavorful boost add roasted nuts, died cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan, or chick peas.

50 Salad Dressing Recipes
Great Summer Salads

Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

Slice cucumbers thinly and toss with vinegar, olive oil, shallots, and salt & pepper for a beautiful, cool summer dish. Add in chives, dill, or parsley. 

Tomato Cucumber Salad
Cucumber and Mint Salad
Easy Chilled Cucumber Soup
Cucumber Avocado Salsa
Cucumber Noodles and Peanut Sauce
Patty Pan Squash
Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

The name "patty pan" sounds a bit silly for this variety of summer squash. Its French name, pâtisson, derived from a Provençal word for a cake made in a scalloped mold. This will seem obvious when you get a look at them!

Sauteed Patty Pan and Zucchini
Stuffed Patty Pan
Stuffed Patty Pan with Quinoa
Grilled Patty Pan Pizza
Beans - Soldier OR Kidney
Vermont Bean Crafters (CO)

Soldier Beans
According to Vermont Bean Crafters, some say "soldier" comes from the markings near the eye of an 18th Century European soldier. This white bean works best in spreads, stews, and cooked dishes.
White Bean Dip
White-Bean Soup with Bacon and Herbs

Kidney Beans
Chock full of potassium, magnesium, iron, and protein, these beans are ideal for Southwestern dishes like chili, or for tossing into salads and dips.
Ultimate Chili with Kidney Beans
Kidney Bean Salad
Red Beans and Rice

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Tea Herbs (chamomile, anise hyssop, tulsi, calendula, bronze fennel, and bachelor's button) from Letterbox Farm (OG)
  • Fruit: English Morello Sour Cherries from Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)
  • Cheese: Sun Dried Tomato and Pesto Goat Chees from Goats and Gourmets
  • Bread: Focaccia 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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Key for Growing Methods
  • CO - Certified Organic
    Farm uses organic methods and is certified.
  • OG - Organically Grown
    Farm uses organic methods but does not have certification.
  • IPM - Integrated Pest Management
    Methods used to reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
  • FAM - Family Farm
    Farm often uses organic and IPM methods but may also use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Small farms use far fewer chemicals than large industrialized operations.
  • All of our products are non-GMO!
    GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism.

Veggie Guarantee and Tips!
  • Our Veggie Guarantee: If you have an issue, let customer service know! This is one way to reduce waste. Items are subject to change depending on weather and farm availability. 
  • 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
  • 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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