A friend recently tried this out this Food Network recipe and let me try it, and it was so unique that I just had to share. A bright start to the winter, and one that perfectly highlights this week’s Winter CSA partnership with our friends at Food and Ferments. Enjoy! Turkey Sausage with Fennel Sauerkraut By Valerie Bertinelli, of Valerie’s Home Cooking Makes 4 servings. Ingredients: 1 tbsp. Olive Oil 1 1/2 lbs hot or mild (or a combination) Italian Turkey Sausages – about 6 (Other kinds of sausage can be substituted.) 1 1/2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter 1/4 tsp. Caraway Seeds 1 large Fennel Bulb, trimmed, quartered, and thinly sliced 1 tbsp. Fennel fronds, for garnish 1 Gala Apple, cored and thinly sliced 1 lb. Sauerkraut, drained well Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste Instructions: Heat Oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add Sausages and cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over, 6 to 8 minutes. Add splash of Water, cover, and cook until the sausages are just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer to plate to cool. Once cooled, slice into 2-inch pieces and reserve. Reduce heat to medium and add Butter and Caraway Seeds, stirring until the butter is melted. Add Fennel and Apple and stir until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add Sauerkraut and Sausage pieces and cook, stirring, until the Sauerkraut is hot, about 3 minutes. Season with Salt and Pepper and garnish with Fennel Fronds. Image courtesy of: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/valerie-bertinelli/turkey-sausage-with-fennel-sauerkraut.html.
After 6 glorious months of harvest, the Summer CSA season has come to a close. It has been a great 22 weeks, and we have had the privilege of bringing our local, sustainable, organic produce to even more people in the region this year! And now, we take a few days to catch our breath before the next season begins…In just one week, our 2016 Winter CSA Season begins. The special part about this year’s Winter season is that we are partnering with other local producers whom we know and love, to include one value-added item in each share! You can expect delicious treats such as pesto, pasta, goat cheese, and tofu to accompany your fresh veggies at each pickup. To learn more about our Winter CSA and sign up, visit our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
After a great partnership experience last summer, we are on to round two! SUNY Cortland more than doubled its order of tomatoes in order to be able to serve delicious pasta and pizza sauce on campus this fall. The University has long looked for ways to bring healthier, local and sustainably grown produce to its students, and tomatoes are only the tip of the iceberg, as far as the fresh food they source, prepare, and serve. We are thrilled to be part of the realization of this goal!