Thank you City Commons members for making this a great season. We have ended the year with a bang. Thanks to the weather (warm and wet late summer/early fall) and our growers, we have a wonderful box to share with you this week.
Tomatoes from Food Field
Spinach from Dulce Diamante
Rutabaga from Fields of Plenty
Turnips from Fields of Plenty
Red and Green Peppers from Food Field and Iroquois
Beets from Fields of Plenty
Carrots from Food Field
Sweet Potatoes from Food Field
Celery from Occupy Yourself and Food Field
Kale from Occupy Yourself and Food Field
Celery Root from Fields of Plenty
Parsley from Occupy Yourself
When ever I see rutabaga, I am harkened back to my days on a small farm in Quebec. The owner of the farm was a Moroccan food enthusiast who loved the yellow turnips for their sweetness and their ability to fill the tummy on a cold day. We used to make a cous cous dish that featured rutabaga, squash and potatoes. I have not tried to recreate this recipe since returning but I have found a recipe that approximates the one we made. Chicken can be substituted with garbanzos and you can add other root vegetables to the stew as you like. The spices are the important part–and the cous cous.
We hope you have enjoyed your season with City Commons. If you have any comments or suggestions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would be happy to try to incorporate any ideas into planning for future seasons. Cheers!