Cilantro .69¢ /bunch
Red Cabbage .99¢ /pound
Wild Weekly Specials on Organic Produce:
Medium Artichokes $1.99 each
All Kale varieties $1.99 /bunch
Parsley (flat & curly) .79¢ /bunch
D’Anjou Pears $1.49 /pound
Rio Star Grapefruit $1.29 /pound
Kiwifruit $1.99 /pound
Cucumbers $1.79 /pound
Red or Green Leaf Lettuce $1.79 /each
Romaine Lettuce $1.99 each
Read more The (Organic) Produce Report: February 23-March 2 …
(These will be available starting Tuesday)
Slicer tomatoes $1.29 lb
Parsnips $1.19 lb
Wild Weekly Specials:
Minneola tangelos $1.79 lb
Royal mandarins $1.79 lb
1lb strawberries $6.49 lb
Small artichokes $1.49 ea
5lb russet potatoes $2.69 ea
Broccoli $1.49 lb
Asparagus $5.49 lb
Cauliflower $1.99 lb
Zucchini $1.49 lb
Roma tomatoes $1.29 lb
Honeygold Grapefruit will be coming in this week, $1.69 lb! In addition to the black mulberries we have in bulk, we also now have organic Turkish white mulberries, 150 grams (5.3 ounces) for $5.99.
Brownfield has a few weeks worth of Pink Lady apples left, and they will be on sale at $1.79 lb for the rest of the season. We are out of Brownfield’s Granny Smith apples; they have a few more Fujis left for us this week.
Product Focus & Demo!
We’re heading into our second week of the Produce Department’s new weekly Product Focus Sampler, which includes product information, a (really) cool recipe, and Saturday demo. We do this so that you, our dear Co-opers, have an opportunity to sample ingredients that may be new (or perhaps intimidating) to try. While the finished product is not available for you to purchase in the Deli, we hope that these features encourage you to take home the recipe and ingredients and include them in your home food preparation and cooking. We’ll make sure to rotate the types of recipes we feature: baked goodies, raw, vegan & gluten-free friendly, entrees, side dishes, and more.
And now… the Minneola!
Its attractive color; sweet, mild flavor; and juiciness have made Minneola tangelos one of the most popular and plentiful tangerine varieties. With their trademark knob-like formation on the stem end, Minneolas grow large and have a delicious sweet-tart flavor. They peel easily and have a low seed count, making them ideal to cook with.
History: The Minneola tangelo (sometimes misspelled “Mineola”) is a cross between a Duncan grapefruit and a Dancy tangerine. It was released in 1931 by the United States Department of Agriculture Horticultural Research Station in Orlando.
Flavors: Sweet and Citrusy
Mouthfeel: Juicy, Sweet, Citrusy, Bright
Food complements: Basil, Lettuce, Cabbage & Seafood
Wine complements: White wine or Sangria
Beverage complements: Tea, Sparkling water, Sake
Peak: December, January
We’ll be sampling a fantastic Minneola, Endive & Arugula Salad on Saturday, February 22, 11am-2pm. Join us in the Produce Department for a bite. Recipes will be available all week.
Super Specials (for Valentines day! and otherwise):
1 lb Strawberries $3.99 box
Red and rainbow chard $1.29/bunch
Wonderful Weekly Specials:
Royal mandarins and Minneola tangelos $1.79 lb
Valencia oranges 99¢ lb
Brussels sprouts $5.29 lb
Asparagus $6.49 lb
Broccoli $1.49 lb
3-count packaged romaine hearts $2.29 ea
Collard greens $1.99 ea
Zucchini $1.99 lb
Green bell peppers $1.99 lb
Red bell peppers $2.79 lb.
+ We are hoping to see some Romanesco broccoli, it will be $3.19 lb
Product focus: Meyer lemons!
Meyer lemons, so named because they were identified in 1908 by Frank N. Meyer, are thought to be a cross between Eurekas or Lisbons and a mandarin orange. They have a sweeter and more floral taste than other lemons and can even have a slightly orange tint. They have very thin skins, making them difficult to transport and store. Read more The (Organic) Produce Report: February 10-16 …
Eggplant $1.19 lb
Cucumbers $1.49 lbWild Weekly Specials:
Green & red bell peppers $2.29 lb
Baby bok choy $2.49 lb
Broccoli $1.99 lb
Brussels sprouts $6.49 lb
Celery $1.19 lb
Tomatoes $2.69 lb
Curly and Italian parsley 99¢ ea
Radishes $1.69/ bunch
Plus, don’t forget that we are running a super special deal on Navel Oranges all month, a steal at 79¢ per pound!
Minneola tangelos and sour marmalade oranges should be coming in this week! Keep an eye for them.
Ben’s Product focus: Beets!
Most of us know at least a couple of ways to prepare them, and that they’re healthy, but maybe we don’t know why or how they are healthy.
So, here we go!
- Beets are a natural aphrodisiac! They have high levels of boron, which affects production of sex hormones.
- Beets are an excellent blood and liver cleanser and may help prevent certain forms of cancer!
- Beets are good for your mental health! They contain betaine, which is used to treat depression, and also tryptophan, the stuff in turkey that makes you sleepy and gives you a sense of well being.
- Beets are low in calories and high in sugars and carbohydrates, making them a great source of immediate energy!
- Beets are high in vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, beta-carotene, beta-cyanine, folic acid, and vitamins A, B & C.
Pop by for one (or eight) & go wild: beets for everyone, I say!
Three rad & varied uses for beets? Pickled, Burger-ed, & Raw with Rocket & Goat Cheese
There are numerous recipes online for beet burgers. After several attempts to avoid using rice, I’ve (Rachael, here) come to the conclusion that forgoing rice altogether results in a beet mash, rather than burger. And that’s not the point at all. Use a combination of brown rice AND beets AND pre-cooked green or brown lentils. If you’ve had trouble forming beet burgers because the mixture is just too darn wet, I recommend roasting the (halved, peeled) beets (face down, 15 minutes at 400 degrees) and letting them cool before grating them.For the vegan, vegan-adjacent, or vegan friendly, I love Post Punk Kitchen
. It’s recipe for Beet Burgers
is (nearly) foolproof.
We’re spicing things up a bit this week. Just in — organic habanero peppers, which come around very seldom, priced at $6.69 lb. Jalapenos are available as well, a steal at $3.99 lb.
Super rad deals:
Red bell peppers $1.49 lb
Cauliflower $1.49 lb
Rad Weekly Specials:
HAWAIIAN ginger $6.99 lb
Valencias 89¢ lb
Satsumas and daisy tangerines $1.99 lb
6oz blackberries from Mexico $3.69 ea
Purple kale $2.69 ea
+ All other chard, kale, and collards $1.99 each
Tomatoes $2.69 lb
Yellow & orange bell peppers $3.49 lb
Russet potatoes 89¢ lb
What’s new (or returning):
Asparagus should be coming back in this week. Cherries from Chile are in and good, $7.49 lb. Blood oranges have started, but kumquats are still a couple weeks off.
Product focus: Fennel!
Fennel is a member of the family Apiaceae, as are anise, celery, carrots, cilantro, dill, and many other edible plants. The seeds, flowers, stalks, leaves and bulbs are all used in cooking. The flowers are often (erroneously) referred to as pollen in America. It is a common vegetable or spice in most of the Middle East, India, Spain, and Italy. It has a number of purported medical uses, but most are unsubstantiated. Fleas dislike it, and it is an effective carminative (treatment for flatulence, in dogs and people) because of a high concentration of the chemical anethole. 1 cup of raw fennel contains, on average, 17.4% of your daily recommended vitamin C, 10.8% of your fiber, 10.2% potassium, 8.5% manganese, 5.8% folate, 5.7% molybdenum, and 4.3% of your daily phosphorous!
Anyway, on to eating it: The bulb is pleasantly crunchy, and is very much like anise-flavored celery, but more fibrous. Slice thin to eat raw, or treat it like celery when cooking (though you want to keep it a bit crisp). You can toss it with oil, salt and pepper and caramelize it in the oven, then just serve it cold over a salad, top soups with it… This is one of my favorite uses.