You might think of beets as the iconic red vegetable responsible for many a food dye and sugar, but beets actually come in a variety of colors and shapes that have mild flavor variations between them. This mix includes classic red beets; sweeter, milder golden beets; flamey orange badger beets; and fun candy stripe beets. Make a beautiful roast with goat cheese and nuts; bake low and slow into chips to preserve the gorgeous variations; slice thin for salads or pickles.
Ironbound Farm is dedicated to growing healthy food, which is produced using resilient ecological stewardship. They are a transitional organic farm--meaning they are converting conventional farmland into organic--and never use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Ironbound practices regenerative farming in order to restore and transition the land. Specifically, they use farm-made compost and compost teas, minimize soil disturbance through tillage, and integrate livestock into their farm to provide fertility and pest management. They also practice cover cropping and agroforestry while focusing on perennial crops, reintroducing native plants, and planting wildflower meadows to attract and support beneficial insects (like bees!).
Store the roots dry in a bag in the crisper drawer for up to 2 weeks.