One of the joys of being in New England during the last 10 years had been the explosion of high quality, local farmers who are providing fresh fruits and vegetables to passionate cooks like us. This month I’ve written a few times about the Vermont-based company, Farmers to You, and the excellent produce I’ve been buying from them. This blog is an example of the reason I recommend their service so highly.
Last week I purchased Chioggia Beets, Purple Daikon Radishes, and fresh Sorrel, which I was able to turn into a marvelous salad, with the help of my favorite radicchios — Treviso and Castelfranco.
A medium-bodied red wine from Northeastern Portugal, Arribas Wine Company’s Raiolo, provided a superb pairing.
The quality of the beets, radish and sorrel was excellent. It was so good that I want to make a brief sales pitch to any of you in Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire who might be in a position to take advantage of Farmers to You and their service. As you know, I have no financial interest in any of the recommendations I make, but since their business is trying to expand, I will share the information they made available this week.