Welcome to your fifth week of the 2016 Winter CSA Session! If you have not yet signed up for the Early Spring Session please do so now, as it will begin week after next.
I don’t know about ya’ll, but my favorite thing last week was the rapini! Did you know that rapini is actually broccoli leaves? I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
For this week, we have quite a few delicious fruits and veggies to fill your tummies and tantalize your tastebuds. Many of the items you will already be familiar with, such as pears, spinach, and mushrooms. But did you know that just one small serving of mushrooms a day (or even every few days) can help control inflammation, as well as aid in protection against breast cancer and cardiovascular disease? Yes, these little guys are an immune booster that will benefit your health all around!
Another item this week, that some of us may be a little less used to using, is turnips. Don’t be frightened, we are going to provide you with some great recipes, and these little bulbs are full of nutrients. Just 1-cup of cubed turnips contains 34 calories and provides you with 30% of your daily recommended Vitamin C, as well as 12% of your daily recommended fiber (not to mention minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium), leaving you feeling full and well nourished.
Last but not least, I have to include the heath benefits of beets. Golden beets are less earthy in flavor, a tad sweeter, and a bit milder than their red counterpart. Though they differ in color, their nutritional benefits are the same. Both red and golden beets are low in calories, and high in fiber, potassium, calcium, and folate (pregnant ladies out there take note!), as well as many other phytonutrients. Hope you ENJOY!!
Week 5 Box Contents
- Pearl Klamath Potatoes
- Shiitake Mushrooms
- Yellow Onions
- Golden Beets
Alina and all of us here at Jubilee Farm!