|Where we’ll be:
Farm Fresh RI’s Winter Farmers’ Market
Thundermist Woonsocket Farmers’ Market
This week we will have Sunchokes from Scratch Farm. Not familiar with this vegetable? Here is the scoop!
A sunchoke is a tuber, like a potato, and is often prepared and eaten as a root vegetable. Light brown and bumpy on the outside and white inside, the sunchoke looks somewhat like a small potato or ginger root. It is native to North America and was cultivated by Native Americans prior to the arrival of European settlers. Also called a Jerusalem artichoke, its name can be a source of confusion because the plant is not closely related to the artichoke; rather, it is a member of the same flower family as the sunflower. With a nutty, somewhat sweet flavor, many cooks enjoy adding bits of the crunchy, raw vegetable to salads or salsas, while others prefer them roasted or mashed. (source: wisegeek.org)
- Easy Roasted Sunchokes (Paleo “Fries”)
- Cream of Sunchoke Soup with Bacon and Oyster Mushrooms
- Fried Sunchoke Chips with Rosemary Salt
In addition to Sunchokes, we will be bringing the following items to market:
Hope to see you at the market!