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black radish, gilfeather turnip, golden beet

Four Unusual Roots You’ll Love This Winter

We associate winter with a lack of fresh produce. But even in Vermont we know that’s just not the case. For ages, root vegetables have helped carry us through the cold. They store well, are full of useful nutrients we…

celeriac, celery root, hash browns

Celery Root Hash Browns

Don’t let the imperfect appearance of celery root keep you from enjoying its pleasantly earthy flavor. Just slice off the skin with a knife and use as you would most other root vegetables. These hash browns make a great side dish or addition to Sunday brunch.

Fresh Cranberry Oatmeal

Now’s the time to stock up on fresh cranberries while they’re in season and available. Although we think of them most around Thanksgiving, cranberries have many uses that extend beyond the holidays. Unlike dried cranberries, when using fresh you can…

local rutland sweet potatoes

Sweet Potato Hash

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner you can’t go wrong with roasted sweet potatoes and caramelized onions. Top them with an egg for a simple meal. Check out our selection of local sweet potatoes from Laughing Child Farm.

apple chips, oven baked apple chips

Oven Baked Apple Chips

Apple chips make a great fall snack and a good way to use up that bag of apples from the local orchard. These are easy to make but do take some time in the oven, so plan ahead. You might…

easy ratatouille, quick ratatouille

Skillet Ratatouille

Ratatouille, a peasant vegetable stew, doesn’t need to be slow roasted in the oven for hours on end. Who has that kind of time? This method has plenty of flavor, takes much less effort and yet still captures the essence of the classic French dish. Perfect for the end of summer/early fall harvest.

zucchini, summer squash

Quick & Crispy Zucchini

Nothing’s worse than mushy, bland zucchini. This method works to solves that problem. The key is to keep the heat high enough in order to get that nice crispy browning. No specific ingredient amounts here. Just use as much zucchini…

Lemon Garlic Scape Dip

You can either use this as a dip or as more of a sauce for tossing with pasta or cooked vegetables. If using as a dip, start with five scapes, if using as a sauce go more towards ten. This will totally…

Spring Garlic & Spinach Pizza

Enjoy this spring pizza as a light dinner with salad or an appetizer at your next party. Can’t find spring garlic? Try sliced leeks or scallions along with some minced garlic.

Spring Risotto

This risotto recipe uses one of our favorite local spring finds this time of year: shoots. Shoots are the very young stems and leaves of a plant. They’re crisp, refreshing and tender. They have a subtle flavor similar to their full grown plant or vegetable – such as peas, sunflowers or radishes – and are an excellent source of nutrients.

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