|Fresh Flyer 4.18.17|
|Owner Bonus Buys||Owner Price||Regular Price|
|Organic Local Sweet Potatoes||$1.99/lb||$2.99/lb|
|Fresh Co+op Deals|
|Organic Strawberries||$3.99/ea||you save $2.00/ea|
|Organic Valencia Oranges||$0.99/lb||you save $1.00/lb|
|Organic Pink Lady Apples||$1.99/lb||you save $1.00/lb|
|Barber’s Cheddar||$9.99/lb||you save $4.00/lb|
|Fresh Co+op Basics|
|Organic 5lb Carrot Bags||$4.99/ea|
|Organic Bulk Carrots||$0.99/lb|
Featured Recipe: Green Garlic Aioli
1/3rd cup green garlic, minced
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/3rd cups olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
In food processor, blend garlic, egg, and Dijon until smooth. While running, slowly mix in oil until well incorporated, about 3 minutes, then add lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Use this as a dressing for steamed asparagus or roasted spring veggies, on a burger, over spring greens in a salad, as a dip for artichokes, pita chips, or spread on warm baguette bread!
Featured P6 Produce: Green Garlic
One way to tell it is springtime is the appearance of green garlic. Also called young garlic, green garlic is the young shoot of the plant that grows up from the ground before the traditional bulb has matured. I’ve always found it to be full of flavor without the sharpness that you can get from cured and matured cloves. Like the regular garlic bulbs, green garlic has a host of health benefits and is every bit as versatile in cooking, adding delicious flavor to your favorite dish.
Garlic in general helps boosts the immune system, is rich in iron, helps fight infections due to its anti-bacterial quality, and helps the heart by managing cholesterol levels in the body. All of these qualities apply to green garlic and many think that its healing effects are amplified due to its freshness. Typically when plants are sprouting or sending up young shoots their energy and biological activity is focused on accelerating that new growth with a flush of nutrients and enzymes. As with sprouts, when you enjoy green garlic, you are getting that extra boost of plant nutrients previously destined into getting the plant to reach maturity and the flowering stages of life. It is this freshness I think that heightens the taste and flavor of your favorite dishes.
Just like with the flowering garlic scapes, green garlic can be used anywhere that cured and stored garlic bulbs can be used. In salads, soups, marinades, aiolis, sauces, stews, stir-fries, cold salads, as edible garnish, and in pestos, young green garlic adds a fresh flair to your meal. You can use the entirety of the shoot, from top to bottom, though my preferred way to incorporate it is to finely mince it before adding to any dish. And any dish is appropriate! It pairs well with red meat, salmon, pancetta, pork, cheeses such as parmesan, cheddar, Havarti, gouda, and feta, shiitakes, radishes, bitter greens like mizuna, endive, and Treviso, lettuce, arugula, spinach, green beans & peas, roots like potatoes, ginger, carrots, and beets, other fresh herbs like dill, tarragon, fennel, and rosemary, and fruits like oranges, grapefruit, and lemons.
As with so many other things in this season, green garlic is only available to us here freshly harvested from our local farms and gardens during the Arkansas springtime. This year we are working with DH Farms, Foundation Farm, and Three Springs Farm to bring you this year’s harvest. Enjoy!
Small, Local, Co-op Produce
Here’s what we have locally grown available this week from our P6 farms! And ALL of our produce is Certified Organic and Certified Naturally Grown! This week’s total for produce and plants is 87 items from 14 local P6 farms!
5oz & 8oz Bag Kale
3oz & 8oz Bag Kale
5oz & 8oz Bag Spinach
8oz Bag Spring Mix & Braising Mix
Bulk Spring Mix, Spinach, & Braising Mix
Thyme, Mint, Oregano, Lemongrass, Lemon balm, Rosemary, Lavender Fresh Herb Clamshells
Premium, Baby, and Large Size Shiitakes
Red & Green Mustard Greens
Red, Green, Black, & Rainbow Kale
Green & Rainbow Chard
Sweet Japanese Baby Turnips
Red Radish Bunches
Red & Green Leaf Lettuce
Green Butter & Oak Leaf Lettuce
Assorted Potted Plants
Thyme, Mint, Rosemary, Basil, Chamomile, Lavender, Cilantro, Marjoram, Parsley, Mint, Chocolate Mint, Borage, Thistle, Lemon Verbena, and Stevia Herb Starts
Sweet & Hot Pepper Plants
Cherry, Heirloom, and Slicer Tomato Plants
Red & Green Cabbage & Mustard Green Plant Starts
Ozark Tonic, Ozark Super Hot Tonic & Ozark Hemptonic Salad Dressing
Grown for us by: Sycamore Bend, Sweden Creek, Foundation Farm, Lightner Farm, Ozark Herbal Creations, Nick Allen, New South Coop, DH Farm, Honeysuckle Garden, Ozark Alternatives, Sky Farm, Rocky Comfort Natural Farm, Dripping Springs Garden, and Peace Farm.
~Pauline, Fresh Foods Manager