Cut off greens leaving 1-2 inches at base. Store beets and greens separately. Greens are highly perishable so eat them right away or store in plastic in the fridge for up to 2 days. The beets themselves last up to 3 weeks if stored in a perforated plastic bag in the fridge. Once cooked, beets last up to a week in the fridge.
Preparation Tip: Wash carefully. Best to cook beets whole to keep their intense crimson colour. Beets can be steamed, boiled, baked, or roasted. The easiest way to prepare beets is to wrap in foil and cook at 375 F until tender, or roast them on a baking sheet. A fast method is to grate raw beets and sauté them for about a minute, or just keep them raw and toss the gratings on a salad.
Did you know... When boiling, you can help beets keep their color by adding 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar to the cooking water.
They can be harvested any time during their growth cycle.
Culinary Compatibility: Fresh herbs, buttermilk, yogurt, sour cream, mustard, horseradish, salty cheeses, citrus, and vinegars.
Health Information: Two cooked beets have 44 calories and provide 36% of the recommended daily intake of folate. A source of potassium, vitamin C, calcium, vitamin B6, folate, riboflavin, thiamine and iron.
Beets have the highest sugar content of any vegetable.
About the vendor
Cal-O Organic Farms
Back in 1968 when Bob and Rod Grimm set up their first roadside produce stand, the brothers made a promise to always take care of the customers. More then 3 decades later they are still honoring that promise. That has never been more evident than with Grimmway Farms organic division Cal-Organic.
Starting with a quarter acre of lettuce back in 1983 and an idea of doing things differently, they have taken the business to include 60 different year-round vegetable items. Today the business has grown to thousands of certified organic acres. It still remains family owned and operated, while promoting family values and integrity everyday. Working hard to provide personal service and finding solutions for you needs and constantly advancing the technology of organic agriculture to the highest levels.
Their headquarters is located in Lamont California at the southern most end of the pristine San Joaquin Valley, 15 miles southeast of the city of Bakersfield. The San Joaquin Valley is known as one of the world's most premier agricultural growing regions. The bounty of sun and good weather in Lamont allows us to continue the tradition of quality that we are known for.
They also farm in some of the most beautiful and riches soils outside of the San Joaquin Valley, to help them provide you with year-rounds supplies. They include the Tehachapi Mountains, Antelope Valley as well as the Coachella and Imperial Valley located in the Southern most part of California.