Root Vegetables Fort Atkinson WI

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Whitewater Farmers Market
(262) 473-3221
West Main St.
Whitewater, WI
Baked Goods, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Plants, Vegetables
This Market Has 24 Vendors.
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Stoughton Farmers Market
(608) 873-9443
1050 W. Main Street
Stoughton, WI
5/7/10-10/29/10 Friday, 7 Am - 1 Pm.
Baked Goods, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Maple Syrup Or Maple Products, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
This Market Has 30 Vendors.
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: Yes

Pleasant Hill Market Garden CSA
(608) 873-0693
705 U.S. Highway 51 E
Stoughton, WI

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Zephyr Farm CSA
(608) 873-0637
2625 Oaklawn Rd.
Stoughton, WI

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Sunshine Burgers and Specialty Food, LLC
(920) 568-1100
PO Box 888
Ft. Atkinson, WI

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Good Day Sunshine Organics
(262) 352-3770
S43W39105 County RD D
Dousman, WI

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Sprouting Acres
(608) 469-2319
125 West Taft St.
Stoughton, WI

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Blue Moon Community Farm
(608) 446-6962
3856 Schneider Dr.
Stoughton, WI

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Fort Atkinson Farmers Market
(920) 563-3210
City parking lot on East ilwaukee Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI
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Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
May-October Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Wholesome Harvest
(920) 675-6113
Fort Atkinson, WI
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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.

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.

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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