Now that we are selling our carrots and beets at the market, it’s time to sample the product! We’ve made a couple of tasty dishes with some of the product that didn’t meet the quality standards (funky looking carrots, small beets, etc.). After market we made a stir-fry that contained beets (gold and red), new potatoes, chard, green onions and fresh garlic (right from the ground!). It was super tasty. The potatoes were sweet-tasting and the beets tasted earthy (though we both contend the gold beets are a bit sweeter). We heated some oil and then threw the beets and potatoes into the wok for a few minutes. Then we added the other veggies and some salt and pepper. Yum!
The other dish we made is roasted root veggies, which included carrots, beets, onions, potatoes, celery, garlic, scapes and rosemary. This was mixed with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. Smelled awesome, tasted delicious!!
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Re: Soil for scarlet nantes.
Hi I am a container gardener. Found your blog while looking for some compost info. I had ZERO luck with my scarlet nantes carrots this year. I tried seeding in twice. Any thoughts on soil mix? I’ve never grown anything that requires sandy soil…
Thanks in advance and congrats on your success at the farmer’s market.
Thanks for your comment. Actually we are having germination troubles this year with all our other carrots and some lettuces and spinach and beets. We suspect that since our soil mix is still pretty much 100% clay, that is the problem. The carrots in this post were planted in an area with the best soil on the whole plot. We are working hard to add as much compost as possible, plus I have started adding a small amount sand to each bed. We will have to see things go for the rest of this year and next. Good luck to you.