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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La Biondo Farm & Kitchen

  Vashon Island, WA    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

Diverse intensive family farm. 1 1/2 acres of 5 acres under production with 12 month vegetable garden, pastured dairy goats, chickens, pigs, ducks and Luke the Goose. Eggs and vegetables for sale. Sustainable practices farm school program offered and a variety of culinary, agricultural and gardening workshops. Tours by appointment only. (more...)


Koch Ranches, Inc.

  San Antonio, TX

Koch Ranches, Inc. is a family business that is owned and operated by fifth, sixth and now seventh generation Texas farmers and ranchers. The ranches are located in Medina and Frio Counties, Texas and consist of over 4400 acres of lush pastures, including almost 400 acres of irrigated natural warm season grasses and overseeded winter grazing. (more...)


Katie O's Garden

  Shelbyville, KY    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

Katie O's Garden is a small family farm located in northern Shelby County that offers fresh berries and vegetables through CSA shares, local Farmers' Markets and requested deliveries throughout Shelby County and Louisville areas. We do not use pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. (more...)


Invincible Summer Farms

  Southold, NY    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

Invincible Summer Farms specializes in growing rare, unique, and endangered heirloom and open pollinated vegetables, herbs and flowers. Our seasonal produce is available direct to consumers via CSA and an on-site farmstand, as well as heirloom seedlings in the spring. (more...)


Industrious Folk Homestead

  Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA

Welcome to Industrious Folk Homestead, an urban microfarm in the Highland Park community of Los Angeles, CA. We grow and sell healthy, nutritious fruits and vegetables for you, your family, and your customers. We utilize natural, no-till permaculture growing techniques, adding nothing to our soil other than water and homemade compost. (more...)


Idlewild Urban Farm

  Lakewood, CO    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

Idlewild Urban Farm is a micro farm in Lakewood, Colorado that grows heirloom vegetables, using methods that exceed organic standards. We use drip irrigation, compost all plant waste (or feed it to the chickens) and harvest and weed by hand. Absolutely no GMOs, herbicides or pesticides are used on the farm. (more...)