Around this time of year, New Morning Farm market at the Sheridan School is usually getting ready to pack it in until June. Connection contributor Lindsay Damon works at the Saturday market, and she says we’re in luck this year.
The team at New Morning Farm, led by everyone’s favorite farmer, Jim Crawford, is selling greens, veggies, apples, breads, spreads and of course, doughnuts at the Sheridan School market for another five Saturdays. Our last day is Saturday March 29th. So enjoy the market and the smiling faces for five more weeks. The market then takes some time during April and May to plant and grow spring crops, and the market will re-open in June. (Read more about the reasons for the hiatus here.)
The market’s winter hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Look for the reliable root veggies, (including beets, carrots, parsnips and celeriac), but get excited by the bags of baby greens just pulled from the farm’s passive solar tunnel (spoiler alert- you’ll find KALE!).
Enjoy this easy dish that makes the most of the comforting winter crops.
Celeriac and Potato Mash
1lb celeriac, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 1/2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup (or more) whole milk
1/2 tbs olive oil
1 small shallot, minced
1 clove of garlic, minced
Celery leaves (optional)
Bring a large pot of water to boil and add a pinch of salt. Add celeriac and boil for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and cook until potatoes and celeriac are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside. Heat olive oil in the pot over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots and sauté until softened. Add potatoes, and celeriac to the pot and add butter. Mash vegetables with butter to soften until butter is incorporated. Add milk and mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with celery leaves.
Visit newmorningfarm.net for more recipes for each of our crops. You can also check out our Facebook page to learn what’s in season and hear about some of the important work that Jim and the team are doing regarding organic and local food policy.
New Morning Farm Market at the Sheridan School
4400 36th Street NW
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.