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MANAGER’S MESSAGE: CARROT-GREENS PESTO? HECK, YEAH!
While beets, carrots, and turnips are tasty and good for you, did you know that the green parts of all these delicious root vegetables are also packed with vitamins and easy to cook? Beet greens are absolutely chock-full of vitamins A, K, and C, folate, and iron, while turnip greens are one of the most nutritious greens out there. They’re even more nutrient-rich than their roots (the turnips that we all know and love), and are one of the highest vitamin A sources in the entire plant kingdom!!! Beet and turnip greens are seriously fresh and tender right now, and they’re easy to cook.
Carrot greens are one of my new favorite discoveries. Most people throw these out (that is, compost them!) or feed them to their rabbits, but I find that they’re amazing in a simple pesto. Toss the greens and other ingredients into a food processor, and in a few seconds you have a delicious sauce for pasta or a topping for a grilled steak! Below are a few ideas to use these three tasty greens. Try them out and reap the health benefits!
Roasted Beets with Beet Greens and Feta
Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens
Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto
Sarah, MFM market manager & beetsandbikes.com
THIS WEEK’S VENDORS AT THE MEDFORD FARMERS MARKET
The following vendors will be at the Medford Farmers Market this week, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at One City Hall Mall, behind City Hall in Medford Square:
Ackerman’s Maple Farm
Good Roots Farm
Eat with Ava
Stay tuned for more vendors, new and old, in future weeks. Want to become a vendor? Learn how!
ATTENTION, MARKET SHOPPERS: OUR SASSY AND SUSTAINABLE TOTE BAGS ARE GOING…GOING…
These durable recycled-cotton shopping bags not only look great, they do good work! Plus, they’re a steal for a minimum donation of $12! But they’re only available at the market while supplies last—which might be this week!
The Medford Farmers Market runs 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through October 13, 2016, at One City Hall Mall, behind City Hall, in Medford, Mass.