It may have been 80-degrees today, but it's still April, and usually, that means the only local vegetables available to Vermonters are baby spinach, sprouts and perhaps some tiny mesclun greens. But not if you have a Pete's Greens CSA share. This week we got:
Baby "salad turnips" and their greens
A nice big head of Napa cabbage
A mixture of green and purple choi
A bag of mixed braising greens
Mixed, cracked grains
Smoked cheddar from VT. Milk Company
Tonight my dinner was 100% local: Polenta with braising greens, shiitake mushrooms and smoked cheddar with pork chops from Jericho Settlers' Farm (cooked in local sunflower oil, no less). Mmm.