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Fresh and Local! Morel Mushrooms, Garlic Braids, and Fresh Burdock Root! +MORE!

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 04:22 PM

local wildcrafted morel mushrooms

Morel Mushrooms from Local Mushroom Hunters

Yes, we finally got our first little batch of fresh local wildcrafted Morel mushrooms in the store this year. These tasty and sought after little treats will appear and disappear quickly during the next couple of weeks in the store, so get them when you see them. Ask a produce worker should you want some cooking or preparation tips.

local garlic braidsGarlic Braids from Harmony Valley Farm

Softneck garlic bulbs braided together with dried super chilis, sage and oregano flowers. These are not only gorgeous, but edible and tasty too!

local burdock rootFresh Burdock Root from Harmony Valley Farm

Burdock root is very crisp and has a sweet, mild, and pungent flavor with a little muddy harshness that can be reduced by soaking julienned or shredded roots in water for five to ten minutes.

local seed potatoesSeed Potatoes from Blue Mound, WI

They're here and ready for planting. We have a number of varieties to choose from, but supplies are limited to what we have on hand. Come check out our selection before they sell out.

local seedlingsGreenhouse Seedlings from various local farmers

The greenhouse will be going up and seedlings will start to arrive at the coop. Stop in an check it out, we will have most everything that you could possibly want to plant in your garden this year from herbs and vegetables, to flowers (both annual and perennials). Plants change daily, so stop in frequently to see what’s “new” and get them while supplies last.

Tags: Garlic Braids, Fresh Burdock, Fresh and Local!, Seed Potatoes, Seedlings, Wildcraft, Morel Mushrooms


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1. Local Certified Organic (seasonal)
2. Good quality Certified Organic from closest possible source
3. Local Non-certified Organic (seasonal)
4. “Integrated Pest Management” (IPM)
5. Local (non-organic)
6. Conventional on temporary basis and only when organic or quality organic is not available

Local Farmers

For more info about various seasonal produce, visit the following links:

Satsuma Mandarins!­
Winter Radishes
Fresh Cranberries!
Brussel Sprouts
Celeriac (celery root)
Local Sweet Potatoes
Spring Bulbs
Fresh Horseradish
Pears Heavenly Pears
Winter Squash
­Local Apples
Heirloom Fruits & Veggies