Baby Turnips and Mushrooms [recipe]

A few weeks ago, I purchased a Groupon from “Farm Fresh to You“, an organic farm founded by two UC Davis grad students, that delivers fresh organic produce to your home. $15 for $31.50 worth of produce, I’d say it was a worthy deal. I checked the website for more information, and I was thrilled to see that they offer a variety of options and delivery sizes, and the customers can even list their unwanted products. I received my first delivery on Friday, which was the regular size Valley box. This week it came with:

1 lb kiwis
1 bunch white baby turnip
1 bunch mint
1 bunch spinach
1 lb baby potatoes
2 bunches of spring onion
0.75 lb asparagus
0.75 lb baby mixed lettuce
0.5 lb crimini mushroom.

My favorite thing about this delivery service is that it gives me the opportunity to challenge myself to cook with whatever is delivered to me. I was familiar with everything in the box, except for the white baby turnips. I cook a lot with those white long turnips in Chinese and Japanese dishes, especially in soups, but I have never used these baby ones before. Farm Fresh to You has a list of recipes on their websites so I found this one and did some slight tweaking. It was super easy and the turnips were so sweet and tender!

I sauteed the mushrooms with diced spring onion (the white/purple part), also added roasted garlic and some leftover sliced spicy chicken sausage. The green part of the onion was used for garnish. For the herbs, I had some oregano and parsley on hand. I didn’t particularly like the texture after adding the breadcrumbs, but nevertheless, still a good dish.

Granted it’s not a cheap way to buy your produce, so I would probably be placing an order once a month or every other month. Gotta show some support for my fellow UC Davis grads, you know? I can’t wait to see what’ll be in store for me next time.

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