For many of us trying to eat seasonally, what is easy in July is daunting in December. However, for the well prepared eater, the exact opposite is true!
Hot & creamy heirloom tomato soup served with a grilled cheese (plenty of local options for this one!) sandwich doesn't sound so delicious as we sweat away today, but most of us will feel differently come a cozy winter afternoon 6 months from now.
New Roots supporters can all agree that fresh, organically grown food tastes better. So let us face this winter challenge together. Food preservation is making a comeback & with some basic tools it is accessible to everyone. The USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning is a great starting point – from the simplicity of freezing green beans (blanch 3 minutes, drain, and seal in a freezer bag!) to the artfulness of canned salsas & chutney. Not only will you eat well, but canned goods make an inexpensive, thoughtful gift come the holiday season.
Whether you are a regular at market or a New Roots CSA member, I recommend stocking up this summer. Your chilly winter afternoons will be richer & your dollars will have been spent supporting a local family as opposed to leaving our community. It's win-win!
CSA members, be sure to contact Emily or your farmer if you would like to place a bulk order. As CSA friends you are eligible for a wholesale price when purchasing items in bulk!