It Got Cold, Stock Up

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November 3, 2014 at 8:51 am

Eat Local Later

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As noted, our fall planning posts have been lacking both from personal reasons that delayed blogging and weather reasons that delayed stocking.  Our hail drenched Halloween changed the weather patterns.  Our archives give us the material to match the season.  This is a slight modification on post on stocking up.  You have many options to get your local food for later.  Sources still for local produce include Green City Market, Logan Square and Evanston, which remains outdoors for one more week (plus there is the special November market at Immanuel Luthern Church, a great source for cold weather stuff).  You should be able to find the produce listed below.

FALL FOODS WITH LIMITED STORAGE

You will find the following items at area markets but consume these within a week or two.

  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuces
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Collard greens
  • Bok choi and related
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Smaller radishes

FOODS FOR STORAGE – SHORT TERM

The following items will last with good handling for about a month:

  • Pears, especially Asian style pears
  • Larger radishes such as black radishes
  • Cabbages
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Grapes

FOODS FOR STORAGE - MEDIUM TERM

The following items will last through winter with good handling:

  • Kohlrabi (use the greens within a week)
  • Turnips (use the greens within a week)
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Beets
  • Rutabaga
  • Celery root
  • Parsley root
  • Onions
  • Winter squash
  • Sunchokes

FOODS FOR STORAGE - LONG TERM

The following items will last you through early spring or beyond with good handling:

  • Apples (Note: McIntosh apples are poor keepers)
  • Potatoes

See what you may find.

 

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