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Fresh and Local Produce Nov 16th - 22nd: Carrots, Yellow Onions and Honey-nut Squash

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 @ 04:08 PM

local carrotsCarrots (bulk & bagged) from Ridgeland Harvest – 

Great growing season for carrots in our area this year. They are super crunchy & fresh, full of vitamins & minerals.  No need to peel fresh organic carrots – most of their nutrition lies in or just below the skin.  Store in plastic in the fridge, keeps for a long time.

local yellow onionsYellow Onions (bagged and bulk) from New Traditions & Keewaydin -

Caramelized onions anyone? Yellow onions are milder than the Red and a great addition raw or cooked to just about anything. Onions are very high in antioxidant flavonoids & vitamin C.

local honey nut squashHoneynut Squash (mini-butternut) from Ridgeland Harvest –

Yeah, single-serve butternut squash, everyone gets their own for Thanksgiving Day dinner in my house. This 4-5” long mini-butternut has a dark, healthy, orange-buff color. Smaller than Ponca with a much more defined and uniform butternut shape. Simply cut in half and bake! Shows moderate to high levels of field resistance to Powdery Mildew; able to ripen to full maturity with a high-sugar content. Stores well.

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