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Fresh Harvest for February 27th


This post expired on February 28, 2014.

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Recipes


Fettucini With Spinach Pesto
This recipe is fast, elegant, and nutritious!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 pound spinach
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

Directions

1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and return it to the pot. 2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the walnuts and garlic until chopped. 3. Add the spinach, oil, ¼ cup of the Parmesan, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. 4. Puree until smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary. 5. Add the pesto to the pasta and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the lemon zest and remaining ¼ cup Parmesan before serving.

Market News




Hello!
The first week of March and it certainly feels like Spring is here. Surely there is more wintery weather ahead, but the tree buds are swelling and tonight the peepers are singing. Spring chores are upon us, getting ready for the warmer growing season ahead.
This week we have a limited selection, but plenty for all. Stock up on these frost-sweetened veggies, as soon they will be replaced by the heat loving crops of summer, and we will miss them!
John has increased the amount of spinach per bag to 1/2 pound instead of 1/4. Spinach is so versatile and is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat. It is considerably more delicate than other leafy greens. Because of this, it’s easy to overcook, which makes it drab and unappealing. Spinach is filled with flavonoids, which may have antioxidant properties, and its plentiful vitamin K (1,000 percent of the daily recommended value in 1 cup of cooked spinach) contributes to bone health. The list of nutrients that come in large quantities in a serving of spinach is a long one, including iron, vitamins A and C, manganese, folate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamins B2 and B6, tryptophan and dietary fiber. All this, with no prep time and 10 to 20 seconds of cooking, is hard to beat.

You have been a wonderfully supportive community this winter – thank you for your orders and your cheerful faces when you pick them up on a freezing afternoon! We do feel like we have the best customers in the world, and are thankful for your commitment to locally grown food!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

John and Tallahassee

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