Saturday, April 20, 2019

Seasonal Roots

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Seasonal Roots has been around since 2011, and is a very unique farmers market! Members order online on the weekends and orders are home-delivered once a week. Their mission is to connect families with local family farmers who use sustainable, humane practices. "Veggie Fairies" home-deliver freshly harvested produce, pastured eggs, grass-fed dairy and meat, plus artisan fare.  Free delivery is currently available in NoVA and they will start to deliver in the Montgomery County area May 8th, which means their menu will be open for ordering for MD the weekend of May 3rd-5th. 

Both MD and NoVA customers can create an account now and take advantage of the Spring Bling deal of joining for $25 off the first year membership until the end of April if they use my code:  whatmickyeats. That code will be $15 off the $50 membership fee after April. (They don't charge any other fees or delivery fees throughout the year even if members order every week!).

I made a Rainbow Salad, featuring golden & red beets, carrots, radishes, and lettuce mix from my first basket.

At first, I was intimidated by the large beets, but I simply boiled them all to prep ahead for everyday use:

1. Use a large pot that can fit all your beets and fill with approximately 1-2 inches of water.
2. Cover and bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
3. Boil until beets are fork tender, but not too soft or mushy. The total time will vary depending on the size of your beets, but it should take anywhere between 30-60 minutes.
4. Immediately transfer beets to an ice water bath to prevent any additional cooking and allow them to cool faster.
5. As soon as they are cool, peel the skin right off.  I used plastic kitchen gloves, so as not to stain my hands!
6. Rinse one more time and enjoy your perfect boiled beets.
7. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

I also enjoyed these organic strawberries for a simple breakfast, and they were super sweet!  Next, I plan to use the beautiful leeks and spring onions from my basket. I'm thinking of a quiche for Easter breakfast or maybe a soup.  Any suggestions?  Let me know in the comments below!

Get your own customizable basket in one of three sizes: Veggie Lover Basket (11 choices), Family Basket (8 choices), or Easy Basket (5 choices). Read here for more info about how the market works and don't forget to use my code: whatmickyeats for $25 off the first year membership until the end of April, or $15 off after April.

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