Early Blood Turnip-rooted beet

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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.

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Meadowview Farm & Natural Habitat Gardens, LLC

  Crestwood, KY    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

ESTABLISHMENT The property consists of 5 acres and was purchased in October of 1998. It has undergone a complete metamorphosis with the establishment of food production gardens and the implementation of wildlife habitat restoration. (more...)


Matriarch Gardens

  Nisland, SD    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

Matriarch Gardens is a small family run farm located along the Belle Fourche River in Nisland, South Dakota. We are a small-scale, direct to consumer farm growing a diverse variety of fruits and vegetables. We practice organic, chemical free, and sustainable farming methods. (more...)


Marshall County Market

  Marshalltown, IA

Marshall County Market is proud to be the "Market in Your Living Room", allowing you to shop the best products available in central Iowa from the comfort of your home or office. Order from a weekly e-mail list, then pick up your selections from a convenient distribution point. (more...)


Madaras Garden Studio

  Ann Arbor, MI

My husband and I started a non certified organic garden four years ago outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Originally we intended to feed ourselves and family-friends with enough to preserve for winter. While not new to gardening I had not grown in Michigan since my childhood. (more...)


Los Lunas Farmers Market & Bosque Farms Growers Market

  Los Lunas, NM

Los Lunas Growers Market meets every Tuesday, from June through October at Heritage Park from 4 to 7PM. Heritage Park is located at 3447 Lambros Circle at Main Street. Our local market unites farmers, growers and local producers with consumers who wish to purchase fresh, locally grown produce and locally made arts and crafts. (more...)


Liberty Farm

  St. Louis, MO

We are a non-certified organic farm located in Affton, MO. We specialize in heirloom varieties, aka heritage varieties, that are hard to find and have unique characteristics. We offer farm tours and are accepting applications for interns and apprentices. We vend at the Tower Grove Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings and have a CSA program. (more...)