Root Vegetables Caldwell ID

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Eagle Organic Farms
(208) 939-9334
2000 W Homer Rd
Eagle, ID

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Indian Creek Farms
(208) 602-3129
Caldwell, ID
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Ecovian

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Caldwell Farmers Market
(208) 454-1853
12th & Dearborn at Serinity Park; 521 North 10th Ave. - PMB 109
Caldwell, ID
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
County
Canyon

Nampa Farmers Market
(208) 371-3774
1st St. South & Front St.; 18458 11th Ave., N.
Nampa, ID
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Canyon

Eagle Organic Farms
(208) 939-9334
Eagle, ID
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Ecovian

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Greenmans Garden Inc
(208) 914-5156
3341 Wilson Lane
Emmett, ID

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Middleton Farmers Market
(208) 455-7510
Ridley's parking lot on Highway 44; 16409 Oasis Rd.
Middleton, ID
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Thursday, 4:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
County
Canyon

The Jenkins Clan
(208) 465-5236
Nampa, ID
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Spyglass Gardens
(208) 888-3532
Meridian, ID
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Ecovian

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Eagle Saturday Farmers Market
(208) 631-3630
Heritage Park, Corner of State & 2nd St.; 660 Civic Ln.
Eagle, ID
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Ada

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Buried Treasures

Affordable, readily available and packed with nutrients and fiber, root vegetables
are enjoying a renaissance among health-conscious consumers in a down economy.

By Patrick Dougherty

October 2009

We humans have always been good at figuring out how to stay alive when times were tough. Many ancient cultures found salvation in hard times by cultivating tuberous roots, which helped save them from famine and sustained them during colder months. Some 4,000 years ago, root vegetables were important currency for travelers of the Silk Road (a trade route connecting Asia with the Mediterranean, northeast Africa and Europe), and were critical staples in areas where rice cultivation was impossible, according to Laura Kelley, author of the newly published The Silk Road Gourmet (I Universe).

But root vegetables are more than just sustenance. As the “storage bin” for a plant’s nutrients, they are health-promoting powerhouses. “Although each root vegetable has its own nutritional makeup, as a group they are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, potassium and antioxidants,” says Kelly Morrow, MS, RD, a nutrition clinic coordinator at Bastyr University Center for Natural Health in Seattle. “In fact, potatoes are among the highest in potassium of any fruit or vegetable commonly eaten in this country, while orange root vegetables are an excellent source of beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A.”

Throw in a surprisingly vibrant range of colors, oft-discarded greens with nutrition and taste to rival the roots and nearly limitless culinary uses, and it becomes clear that each of these root vegetables is a buried treasure waiting to be unearthed and enjoyed.

CARROTS
Sweet and crisp, carrots contain some of the highest levels of beta-carotene (precursor to vitamin A) available in a single food source. Also loaded with vitamin C and potassium, carrots offer their highest nutritional value when lightly cooked because the outer fiber breaks down to enable easier nutrient absorption.

Kitchen Notes: With the highest levels of beta-carotene and minerals located just under the skin’s surface, unpeeled carrots will yield the most nutrition. Store them away from apples and pears, which release gases that can cause carrots to become bitter.

Varieties: Carrot varieties literally range from A to Z (Akaroa Long Red to Zino). While we’re most familiar with bright orange carrots, wild carrots feature colors from pale tan to deep purple.

BEETS
This colorful root contains the highest sugar content of all vegetables and is packed with vitamins A, B and C, along with potassium and a spectrum of other minerals. Beets are also considered blood cleansers and builders.

Kitchen Notes: Boiling cause nutrient loss, so steam beets in their skins. Raw beets have a crunchy texture that becomes soft and buttery when they are cooked. Beet greens are often discarded, but they too contain abundant nutrients and rich flavor.

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