Puntarelle (Organic)

Roots to River Farm

$5.19

1 piece

This Italian chicory is commonly grown and eaten in Italy, but is only recently finding its way to American tables. The outer leaves are bitter and tastiest when cooked (similar to a dandelion green), while the inner stalks are milder, with a bright and slightly astringent flavor. The inner section is classically prepared thinly-sliced or shaved into ice water (to prevent browning and encourage the strips to curl elegantly) and then eaten in a salad with citrus/anchovy/garlic vinaigrette in a dish called Puntarelle alla Romana. The inner stalk is also tasty shaved and pickled, or grilled/roasted whole and then sliced into bite-sized chunks.

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Organic

Roots to River Farm

New Hope, PA

Female-owned and operated, founder Malaika Spencer fell in love with farming early on in life, and dedicated herself to learning how to restore overworked land and ecosystems while providing the most nutrient dense produce possible. Because of this, Roots to River Farm aims to transcend the economic, ecological and cultural devastation created by the industrial agriculture system by providing high quality certified organic produce directly to its local community. They believe that good farming is a public service, and want to provide a product that is of the highest quality, the most nutritious, beautiful and affordable while also offering a connection between consumers and the farm. In addition to being certified organic they utilize resilient agricultural techniques such as reduced-tillage, intensive cover cropping, integrated pest management, occultation, contour tillage, and organic compost applications to create a farm that provides the community with incredible food while also nurtures the soil and ecology of our farm and the people who work there.

Store in the fridge for up to 7 days.