Italian Eggplant

Landisville Cooperative

$3.89

1 piece

Italian eggplants have a snow-white flesh and are sweeter and more tender than their oblong relatives. Integral to Sicilian cooking since their introduction by Arab populations, they are best served in styles reminiscent of that island. For something fresh and summery, try a caponata with tomatoes and olives. For something more substantial, salt and drain thin slices of eggplant, then fry until golden. Layer with mozzarella and tomato sauce for a fantastic parmigiana. If you want to carbo-load, try a pasta alla Norma. Sauté the eggplant with tomatoes, toss over a tubular pasta and top with ricotta salata.

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Landisville Cooperative

Vineland, NJ

The Landisville Produce Co-operative was started in 1914 and today is oldest operating agricultural co-operative in the United States. They represent a network of over 40 local growers who have been selected based on their continued quality and reliability. Their growers provide the co-op with product availability and, in turn, Landisville provides them with a sales and distribution venue. They also support their growers by providing point of sale displays and trade show support.

Keep cool and dry in fridge for up to 5 weeks.