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Market Outlook - February 23, 2012

leeksKing Richard Leeks

This sweet, delicately flavored vegetable, related to onion family, has an edible 6-10 inch blanched, white stalk. Leeks are very versatile and can be used in stocks, soups, stews and braises; blanched and served chilled in salads, fried for garnishes, and grilled as a vegetable.

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Market Outlook - February 16, 2012

sunchokesRed Skinned Sunchokes

The sweet, crisp, white flesh has almost a sweetly fresh nutty taste with subtle hints of artichoke heart and salsify. Roasted sunchokes pair well with other roasted root vegetables; make great purees for use in soups and sauces. They can also be used raw in salads and crudités

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Market Outlook - February 8, 2012

Spring garlic

spring-garlicThe tender pale green stalks are great for infusing a sweet garlic flavor into soups, stocks, poaching liquids and broths. Spring garlic also blends well with other vegetables, makes great purees and sauces, and is a great addition to pasta fillings and risottos.

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