Sunday, June 2, 2013
Yellow Beet Awesome-ness!
Today at the Kirby's Farmers' Market I debuted our Yellow Cylindrical Beets. Truth be told...I ended up growing these out of desperation. Every seed company I order from had Golden Beets on back order. And I really wanted a yellow beet option because of their more mild flavor. While doing some reading I found out about another farmer who sourced a lot of their seeds from Baker Creek Seeds. These guys specialize in heirloom and rare seeds. You will find that I have an obsession with heirloom vegetables - I also have an obsession with heirloom home goods...indeed I am an antique shop junky! But I digress. I perused around on Baker Creek's site and happened upon the Yellow Cylindrical Beet. A total gamble since I had no idea what they would taste like or yield potential. As soon as I tasted these guys on Saturday night I knew I had a winner! Sweet and nice to look at! I will be offering them in mixed bunches with chioggia and red beets and in bunches by themselves.