Early Blood Turnip-rooted beet
This is one of the oldest surviving varieties of table beet, originally introduced in America around 1820. The beet has very dark, violet-red flesh with striking lighter rings. The dark red flesh remains flavorful, tender and juicy even when the beets grow large. Eaten raw the beet has an apple-like, slightly astringent flavor with a rich, earthy finish. The beet is good both boiled and baked and the leaves are an excellent cooked green. It is a superb winter storage variety, keeping well in root cellar storage for 8 months or more. Variable rate of maturity may make this beet less desirable for commercial harvest (and this may explain its disappearance from seed catalogs in the latter 20th century), however this characteristic is a plus for the small farmer and home gardener.
Cycle Farm is a 3 acre farm in Spearfish Valley. We have been farming full-time since 2012. We grow diverse, non-certified organic fruit and vegetable crops for a CSA, the weekly Spearfish Farmers Market in the Park, and a local restaurant. A bit about our philosophy and practices. At Cycle Farm, we: (more...)
Aug. 2014: Check out our own Silver Springs On-farm Green Market, which is open every Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM from mid-June through Mid October and otherwise by appointment. Call for specifics. We accept SNAP/EBT, and SFMNP coupons. Aug. (more...)
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USDA certified organic truck farm, greenhouse and beef operation. We use biodynamic organic principles and are USDA certified organic. Located in North Central Indiana. NEW!! Grassfed beef. First butchering is complete, and frozen packaged beef is now available. Inquire about cuts. (more...)