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baby turmeric – I get lots of questions about it. It’s not spicy like ginger and it’s most famous for it’s cancer fighting curcumin.  It’s great added to lots of dishes, I just finely chop it and saute it along with the onions and garlic when I’m making soup, stews, stir fry, greens, etc. but my most favorite use is to grate it into simmering veggie broth along with ginger, garlic and some chopped greens and cabbage, grated carrots and a squeeze of fresh lime juice for a light lunch. I love to add dulse flakes too but not everyone loves the flavor of seaweed :)

I will not be at the market next Saturday but I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until 1 pm with:

baby turmeric and ginger (perfect for immune-boosting turmeric ginger shots!), lots of arugula – not too spicy! 3 kinds of lettuce: red butter, red mini romaine and green something. Spinach, napa cabbage, carola and huckleberry gold potatoes potatoes, and new crop sweet potatoes.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: ground, stew, philly steak, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin,  brisket, eye of round roasts, boneless  chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, rump roast, short ribs, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

We have hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), sliced corned beef, sliced pastrami and sliced bologna.  Made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

The lettuces :)

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So, arugula. Love it or hate it, it’s really good for us. It’s cleansing to the body and like other bitter veggies, it supports the liver, lymphatic system and more. We need to eat bitter, like it or not. This Linguine with Arugula, Garlic & Parm is a great way to use arugula if you don’t love it. Toss it in there raw and the heat of the other stuff wilts it and takes off the edge. I added some roasted veggies and extra arugula because it might look like I threw a boatload in there, but it wilts down to nothing and then I’m like DRATS THIS IS MOSTLY PASTA!! AGAIN!!!!

I like it to be mostly greens and veggies with a little pasta but that never works out – will I EVER figure out how much pasta to make??

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I also got on a kick of making salad with these spicy, crispy potatoes instead of croutons. I tossed them with smoked paprika, garlic salt, crushed red pepper and black pepper then roasted them until they seemed croutoney.

This is my little tractor, Minnie.

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We’ve had it for a few years but none of the implements would work because they’re giant tractor size so Shane’s been slowly collecting Minnie size implements. This is the baby tiller :) and we have a baby middle-buster, and now a potato digger that works, so I can do potatoes and sweet potatoes by myself.

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…the end of the hay season.

See you tomorrow!