Cornell University, The Potato Innovators

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This week we are offering Salem White Potatoes. Salem Whites have white skin and flesh with a creamy texture and strong flavor. Their roundish-oblong shape and earthy flavor make them an exceptional roasting potato. In addition, they are moister, waxier, and have more sugar than russets, the most common roasting potato. The Salem variety was developed by Cornell University, which … Read More

Strap on your lederhosen, the Kipfler are coming!

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The Kipfler (also known as Austrian Crescent Potatoes) is a type of fingerling. Keeping to its German roots, these potatoes can get big, so if you’re looking at something that more closely resembles a toddler’s foot than an adult finger, odds are you have a Kipfler in your hand. Kipfler (German for croissant) potatoes have deep yellow flesh with a waxy … Read More

9 Surprising Simple and Delicious Reasons to Love The Rutabaga

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OrganicLife.com (published by Rodale) wrote the best article on rutabagas we have ever read! We hope you share our excitement. According to the article, rutabagas contain phytochemicals that help the liver remove carcinogens, as well as cancer-fighting antioxidants. One cup of rutabaga contains 50 percent of the daily value of vitamin C. Remarkable! Low in calories and nutrient-dense, rutabagas can be a particularly useful ingredient … Read More

Tango Celery to Dance About

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This week’s Tango Celery is a special variety. The Tango celery variety has smooth non-stringy stalks that are super-sweet and very crunchy. It’s definitely tastier and more fragrant than store-bought celery. No part of this celery should go to waste: the stalks are great for calorie-free raw eating or used in soups and stews, and the leaves are great in salads … Read More

Monster Mash

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Tired of regular old mashed potatoes but love the comfort during the cold winter months? Spice it up! Mashing winter veggies is an easy way to deal with produce you don’t see a lot, plus it’s quick on a weeknight. The nice thing about mashing vegetables is you can control the texture from chunky to nice and smooth. If you don’t … Read More