Local Produce Available this Week and Good Salad Dressing Recipe!

Here we are again…

… though I will say that things are feeling quite a bit more in sync this week.  I’ve discerned the notable differences between the root looking member of the cabbage family (kohlrabi) and the traditional French tossed stew (Ratatouille), no more ordering comfort food from a veggie wholesaler for me.  To add to that, I’ve recently learned that there are farmers in NV growing Hawaiian ginger and that Lattin’s local raspberries make the perfect addition to my buttered/grilled/buttered peanut butter sandwich…just include on top o’ the PB, mash it all down with your fist and voila :)

One more thing I learned this week: contrary to the belief of my internalized five year old, cantaloupes DON’T actually taste like fermented worm compost.

Recipe of the week

I made a super good salad dressing that thought I’d pass it along:

Ingredients

  • 1 bag fresh local mint (Pioneer Farms)
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic (Mewaldt’s Organics)
  • 3/4 cup bulk Organic Olive Oil (found at ur local food co-op)
  • 2 sprigs of fresh or dried (2 tblsp) local oregano (Churchill Butte Organics)
  • 1/3 cup bilk Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar (found at your local food co-op)
  • 1-2 tblsp or to taste of bulk Celtic Sea Salt (found at your local food co-op)

Directions

Blend all ingredients well in a blender and adjust quantities to your taste.  This dressing is great on a greek type salad…you know with local heads of lettuce (Hungry Mother Organics), local red onion (Pioneer Farms), kalamata olives (co-op), goat feta cheese (co-op), fresh local yellow taxi cab or Rainbow heirloom tomatoes (Lattin or Custom Gardens), local lemon cucumbers (Lattin Farms).  Look at me go with my shameless farmer and co-op marketing :)

Some of the local produce available this week

  • Oyster mushrooms (in the case or bulk…they have over 50lbs a week) (from Nevada’s Own)
  • garlic scapes (Jamason Farms)
  • carrot bunches (Avanzino Farms)
  • acongua long sweet stuffing peppers (Custom Gardens)
  • specialty potatoes (purple and more!) (Hungry Mother Organics)
  • yukon gold potatoes (Hanco Farms)
  • eggplant (Pioneer Farms)
  • Siberian Kales (Salisha’s Delicious)
  • sweet corn on the cob (Lattin Farms)
  • seeds (Churchill Butte Organics)
  • fresh pea shoots (Earth Alchemy Farms)
  • zucchini (Mewaldt’s Organic Produce)
  • and so much more from the listed farmers and others!

Visit our Local Produce Available this Week page (produce.greatbasinfood.coop) to see the complete list of what we have in-stock this week at your Co-op from local farmers, and to view the UNFI and Veritable Vegetable produce availability lists.

Remember special orders are wholesale plus 15%.  If you volunteer eight (8) hours of your time a month, you receive wholesale costs. Learn more about special order mark-up structure and volunteering (joining the member-worker program) at your co-op!

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