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Sweet Potatoes at the Market

Finally! We will be selling our own organic Boulder County sweet potatoes on Saturday at the Market. Yes! As we have chronicled in detail on the blog, growing sweet potatoes was a surprise triumph for us this year. They are not supposed to really grow in Colorado — but grow they do! Roast them, mash them, use them in a gratin, try something new. For that new idea, please check out Colorado resident Mary Frances-Heck’s new book (just out this week) — Sweet Potatoes: Roasted, Loaded, Fried, and Made into Pie.  Mary-Frances visited the farm last week, and we had a blast digging sweet potatoes together. She knows her lpomoea batatas!

The fennel is gorgeous this weekend.
The fennel is gorgeous this weekend.

Meanwhile, do visit the farm stand on Saturday for a host of other things, including, for the first time this year, fennel and cauliflower.

The shishito pepper forest is something to behold.
The shishito pepper forest is something to behold.
Red shishitos — just green ones that stayed on the vine long enough to turn red — are so very sweet, with a little extra kick. We think you need them this weekend in your kitchen and on your plate.
Red shishitos — just green ones that stayed on the vine long enough to turn red — are so very sweet, with a little extra kick. We think you need them this weekend in your kitchen and on your plate.

The rest of the bounty, found in the restaurants and at the Market:

  • Tat soi
  • Purple tat soi
  • Ruby Streak mizuna
  • Lettuce mix
  • Jericho lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Kale
  • Cho kara
  • Osaka purple
  • Purslane
  • Genovese basil
  • Shishito peppers
  • Anaheim peppers
  • Banana peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Eggplant
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Tomatillos
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Artichokes
  • Fennel
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Hariot vert
  • Corn
  • Polenta
  • Pork and beef chili
  • Ground pork
  • Pork shoulder
  • Ham roast
  • Spare ribs
  • Hocks