Root Vegetables New York NY

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Prince George - Norwich Meadows Farm CSA
(212) 471-0857
14 E 28th
Manhattan, NY

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Sixth Street Community Center CSA
(212) 677-1863
638 East 6th Street
New York, NY

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Scottsville Farmers Market
585-8891-1801
Ice Arena, 1800 Scottsville-Chili Rd
New York, NY
Hours
Late June-Early October Sun. 9:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.
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Shortsville Farmers Market
(585) 289-3148
Main Street Parking Lot, Corner Of Water St.
New York, NY
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Mid-June-Mid-October Thursday, 4 P.M. - 8 P.M.
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Urban Oasis Farmers Market
(646) 641-0389
Market Pavilion, Clarkson Aves
New York, NY
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July-Mid November Wed. 1:30 P.M.-6 :00 P.M.
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Sixth Street Community Center
(212) 677-1863
638 E 6th Street
New York, NY

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Watertown Monday Neighborhood Mobile Farmers Market 5
(315) 788-1933
Leray Street Apartments, 848 Leray St.
New York, NY
Hours
July 23-October 8 Thurs. 1:45 P.M.-2:45 P.M.
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Springville Farmers Market
(716) 560-0198
Gentner Auction, 341 West Main St
New York, NY
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July-Mid Novemeber Wed. 8:00 A.M. To 3:00 P.M.
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Webster Joe Obie Farmers Market
585-217-2427; Cell. 585-377-7557
Village Parking Lot, Behind Baptist Church
New York, NY
Hours
Mid June-October Sat. 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
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Watertown Monday Neighborhood Mobile Farmers Market 3
(315) 788-1933
Curtis Apartments, 336 W. Main St.
New York, NY
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July 23-October 8 Thurs. 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
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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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