Seasonality

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Varieties

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Varieties we grow and love:

  • Arcadia-best cold tolerance
  • Diplomat-good grower in Northest
  • Marathon- our late season, really cold hardy variety
  • Veronica -broccoli Romanesco variety that is also known as Romanesco cauliflower…

Storage

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As always, fresh produce is most delicious and nutritious when consumed as close to the harvest date as possible.

Broccoli should be kept wrapped up in a damp paper towel, in plastic, and cold. It will keep for a week or more in the fridge this way. If it is a little floppy when you get it, soak in cold water bath and it will perk up.

Broccoli freezes beautifully too. Just blanch it for 2 minutes.

Freezing produce

Culinary Info

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– can be enjoyed in:

  • soups
  • stir-fry
  • casseroles
  • salad
  • and perfect on its own, raw or steamed

Tips for preparing:

  • the whole plant is edible…so no need to discard the stalk. After cutting of florets, if the stalk is very large or tough, peel it by grasping the skin between a paring knife and your thumb and pull it away. Even the leaves are great and generally sweeter than kale.
  • Try not to overcook…broccoli is crisp tender at 1 1/2 minutes and al dente at 5 minutes.

 

Also check out these great recipes:

CSA Week 8, 2014