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You know the drill…..  To enjoy the best local produce, cheeses, pastured meats, breads & baked goods, olive oil, eggs, honey, sweet treats, and other prepared items, you have to leave the comfort of your cozy kitchen on Friday afternoon and venture into Kennett Square. That’s all there is to it!  Make a quick circuit of these hardy vendors who venture out for you.  This is a rain or shine, hot or cold market.

With increased focus on healthier foods, fresh local products are more and more in demand.  What better way to find these than at your local Farmers Market?  If you know of local farmers or vendors that you’d like to see, we are always curious to learn what’s out there.  Reply to this email or send a note to ksqfarmersmarket@gmail.com

See you at Market!!

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THIS WEEK’S VENDORS 

Maiale Meats & Charcuteries  features Finocchiona, an Italian Salami flavored with fennel seeds.   Stop by for a sample.

Take Me Bake Me Pizza:  Options this week:  Plain,  Margarita,  Spinach Quatro, and Nutrition Delight. $12.00 each or  two for $22, three for $30.

Big Sky Bakery will have Irish Soda Bread this week, in anticipation of your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  

Countryside Farm & Bakery is back this week with their own farm-grown produce and baked goods.

Crossan Concessions  will bring assorted flavors of their Kettle Corn, including traditional, cinnamon, and sweet cheddar.  Look for more flavors to come!

Rex Farms Orchard  recently received a ribbon for their sweet apple cider.  They bring apples, fruit butters and sauces, as well.

Sweet Salvation Truffles  features decadent chocolates, sold by the piece to fulfill all your “needs”.

Abdel’s Tunisian Olive Oil now also carries Moroccan Argan Oil and infused oils.  These are the best cooking oils!

Golden Valley Coffee Roasters brings locally roasted, fair-trade, shade grown coffee to market. End the evening Sunday with a pungent pot of coffee!

Guinea Hen Garden  brings fresh eggs, local honey, and homegrown herbs that are a fine addition to any recipe.

KAS Cake Emporium makes mouth-watering beef empanadas in addition to their delicious baked goods.

Taste Artisanal brings their tasty cheeses and phyllo products, among other prepared items.

Jack’s Jams and Jellies bring home-made preserves from local fruits and veggies, from the sweet to the spicy.  Yum! 

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If you are planning a special Valentine’s meal this weekend, take advantage of the Market’s offerings.  What’s more romantic than an easy yet nourishing meal? For starters, serve some of Countryside’s flavorsome carrots with Maiale’s classic hummus.  Then tuck your way into a warm spinach salad with a poached egg from Guinea Hen Garden (see recipe below). Or try braising Maiale’s fish sausage in a Flickerwood red wine and tear into a hearty peasant loaf from Big Sky Bakery. For dessert we recommend Sweet Salvation’s chocolate-covered strawberries. Looks like we’ve got ourselves the most simple, heart thumping, fist pumping, local meal. Bon appetit!

This week, take a moment to introduce yourself to our newest vendor, Crossan Concessions will be bring their fresh-popped kettle corn. Since we all love all things small and local, while in town take a moment to explore the wonderful independently-owned shops and boutiques.   Find details on the Historic Kennett Square website, http://www.historickennettsquare.com

THIS WEEK’S VENDORS

COUNTRYSIDE BAKERY is back this week with their own farm-grown produced and baked goods.

MEADOWSET FARMS brings grass-fed ground lamb and loin chops, plus grass-fed ground beef available. They typically raise only two Jersey steers at a time for beef along with their flock of sheep on the farm.

CROSSAN CONCESSIONS will bring assorted flavors of their fresh-popped Kettle Corn, including traditional, cinnamon, and sweet cheddar (!!).  Look for more flavors to come.

REX FARMS ORCHARDS  recently received a ribbon for their sweet apple cider.  They bring apples, fruit butters and sauces, as well.

SWEET SALVATION TRUFFLES features Valentine chocolates and chocolate-covered strawberries.

TAKE ME BAKE ME PIZZA now sells a 12 inch pizza for the same price as their previous pies.  Look for plain, Margarita, Mediterranean, and veggie pesto.  Pre-orders are preferred – mompops10@gmail.com

ABDEL’S TUNISIAN OLIVE OIL also carries Moroccan Argan Oil and infused oils.  These are the best cooking oils!

BIG SKY BAKERY will have Irish Soda Bread this week.  Get yours in preparation for your St. Patty’s Day celebration.

FLICKERWOOD WINES will have a variety of wines for your special Valentine.

GOLDEN VALLEY COFFEE ROASTERS brings locally roasted, certified organic, fair-trade, shade grown coffee to market.

GUINEA HEN GARDEN brings fresh eggs, local honey, and homegrown herbs that are a fine addition to any recipe.

MAIALE MEATS & CHARCUTERIES creates a number of special dips (eg. Artichoke & Buffalo Chicken) and hummus in addition to their sausages and salume.  Also ask about their tasting dinners!

TASTE ARTISANAL brings their tasty cheeses and phyllo products, among other prepared items.

Beef Empanada
KAS CAKE EMPORIUM makes mouth-watering beef empanadas in addition to their delicious baked goods.

JACK’S JAMS AND JELLIES bring home-made preserves from local fruits and veggies, from the sweet to the spicy.  Yum!

WARM SPINACH SALAD with POACHED EGGS
From foodandwine.com
4 Large Eggs
1 lb Baby Spinach
5 Tbs Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Sherry Vinegar
2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
2 Large Shallots, thinly sliced
2 tsps coarsely chopped Thyme
                          Freshly ground pepper & salt
  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 quart of water to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and the eggs and simmer over moderately high heat for 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a bowl of cold water and let stand for 3 to 4 minutes. Keep the pan of hot water on the stove over low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, put the spinach in a large bowl. In a medium skillet, combine the olive oil, sherry and balsamic vinegars, shallots and thyme, and boil for 1 minute.
  3. Crack the eggs all over and gently peel them under warm running water, keeping them whole. Using a slotted spoon, slip the eggs in the hot water for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour the warm dressing over the spinach, season with salt and pepper and toss. Mound the salad on plates, top each with an egg and serve.

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Events like the Super Bowl match up this weekend are not just about the game, it’s also about the food.  There are plenty of ways to choose great tasting and healthy options with fresh and local items from the Kennett Square Winter Farmers Market.  We offer a couple of simple dip recipes below and suggestions from our vendors as starters.No matter who you are cheering for, you’ll be a winner! 

“Girl Talk”, a program at the Garage Community Center focused on serving at-risk migrant girls ages 14-17, will be selling handmade Valentine’s Day cards to raise funds for their field trips. Stock up for all your special someones! 

 Pop back into Kennett Square for the First Friday Art Stroll with shops open late, art exhibits, live music, and more.  

 The Winter Market is “rain, snow or shine”.  The February 1st Market will be found along East State Street from 2-4 pm.  We look forward to seeing you!  

 

THIS WEEK’S VENDORS

Abdel’s Tunisian Olive Oil    

Big Sky Bakery 

Flickerwood Wines  

God’s Country Creamery    

Golden Valley Coffee Roasters   

Guinea Hen Garden    

KAS Cake Emporium 

Maile Meats & Charcuteries 

Meadowset Farms  

Rex Farms Orchard   

Sunset Park Cookies 

Sweet Salvation Truffles  

Jack’s Jams and Jellies 

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The news is filled with reports of a record flu season, and your home, office, or school is probably filled with the coughing and sneezing of the flu victims.   One of the best ways to ward off the flu is to build your overall immunity, and eating foods with vitamins and nutrients is a key to that process.  And if all else fails, and you do get the flu, there are certain foods that help to alleviate the suffering.   

The old adage about the benefits of hot chicken soup has proven to be valid, yet there are other ingredients from Market that research has also shown to be effective:
  • Mushrooms!! 
  • Green Tea
  • Fresh Garlic  
  • Sweet Red Peppers (vitamin C)
  • Hot Peppers (capacin – to clear sinuses, thin mucus)
  • Honey (to coat the throat)
  • Lean Meat (iron)
  • Sweet Potatoes  (beta-carotine)

Fresh fruits and vegetables maintain a higher level of vitamins and nutrients.  Find these items and more at the Farmers Market, and check below for a few flu-fighting and symptom alleviating recipes to consider.

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HONEY CITRUS SOOTHER

  • 3 – green tea bags 
  • 1 – cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups – boiling water
  • 1/4 cup – honey
  • 1 cup – grapefruit juice

Place tea bags and cinnamon stick in a 1-quart tea pot. Add boiling water; steep 3 to 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and tea bags; discard. Stir in grapefruit juice and honey.

                                           HONEY GINGER CARROTS
  • 1 lb. carrots, sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 Tbs honey
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice

Add carrots to pot of  boiling water and cook until tender but still firm, about 5 minutes. Drain.  In a large skillet over low heat, melt butter with honey. Stir in ground ginger and lemon juice. Stir in carrots and simmer until heated through.

 
GINGER HONEY ROASTED SWEET POTATOES
  • 3 – 4 Sweet Poatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbs. butter  
  • 1/3 Cup honey  
  • 1 – 2 Tbs ginger root, grated  
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 375.  Melt butter in a bowl in the microwave.
Add sweet potato chunks and grated ginger to bowl, drizzle with honey.  Spread on baking sheet and place in lower half of oven.  Bake for 30 minutes or until can be pierced with fork.  

 THIS WEEK’S VENDORS

Abdel’s Tunisian Olive Oil now also carries Moroccan Argan Oil and infused oils. 

 Baby C Farm  products use local and/or high end yarn, and all items are always knit by hand.  They will also do custom made items – just ask!

Big Sky Bakery features the best of artisan breads and rolls, and also generously donates daily to the a local mission. 

Countryside Farm & Bakery has a variety of hoop-house grown fresh produce and stored veggies that will help build your flu-fighting immunities.  Also discover their baked goods and preserves for a treat.

 Flickerwood Wines brings their Pennsylvania produced wines to market, or stop by their shop just up the street for a tasting!

 God’s Country Creamery brings their family farm produced cheeses to market each week, including some creative Havarti blends you have to try.  

  Golden Valley Farms Coffee Roasters take pride in selecting, roasting and packaging the best coffee beans, ensuring our customers get fresh coffee everytime. 

 Guinea Hen Garden brings fresh eggs, local honey, homegrown herbs.

  La Cucina Verde offer a number of delicious and nutritious lacto-fermented items.

London Vale Farm brings fresh produce, grown in their hoop houses or stored from their summer fields.

Maile Meats & Charcuteries features traditional pork, turkey, chicken, exotic, and all natural organic sausages. They also carry some savory “nibbles and noshes” and ask about their tasting dinners.

 
Meadowset Farms and Apiary  has just recently butchered some lambs – contact them if you are interested in purchasing a full or half lamb.  610-274-8320
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Nomadic Pie Truck won’t have their truck this week, but look for them at a table in the same location, with all of their wonderful products.

 

Rex Farms Orchard brings their variety of apples to market, plus fragrant fruit ciders, sauces, and butters. 

Sunset Park Cookies products are entirely gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.  Find allergen-free desserts at reasonable prices.

Sweet Salvation Truffles has beautiful gift options with their truffles, filled chocolates, and toffees.  Plan ahead with a Valentine’s treat for your special ones.

 

Take Me Bake Me Pizza

 

Take Me Bake Me pizzas will have FOUR yummy flavors. Your choice of Whole Wheat or Multi Grain crust for $12 each, 2 for $22.00 and 3 for $30.00
  
Taste Artisanal also sells their cheeses and other amazing products at the Artisan Exchange, 208 Carter Drive in West Chester.    

 Jack’s Jams and Jellies bring home-made preserves from local fruits and veggies, from the sweet to the spicy.  Yum!

  

 From live bluegrass music by local musician, Mark Unruh, to a raffle drawing by Kennett Merchant Collective, KARMA, today’s market is overflowing with activity and opportunity to stock up on fresh, local foods for the holidays. Don’t forget the market as a forum for gift giving, from creative gift certificates and market subscriptions, to fresh pastries and breads for your loved ones and workmates. See you there!

We are thrilled to welcome two new vendors, as they join our vendor squad!

  Baby C Farm knitwearBABY C FARM returns to Kennett Square from their year abroad with knitwear for adults and babies.  Gloves, scarves, hats, blankets, hand towels, and socks.

 

 

GOLDEN VALLEY FARMS COFFEE ROASTERS will premiere their locally roasted, certified organic, fair-trade, shade grown coffee to market.  Special for the holidays: buy one get one half-off! Stop by for a sample and get to know them.

 

Abdel's Olive Oil

 

Abdel’s Tunisian Olive Oil now also carries Moroccan Argan Oil. Be sure to check out Abdel’s tasty, infused oil holiday samplers.  

 

 

Big Sky Bakery has the outstanding artisan breads and rolls for your Holiday table, including some savory herb breads. We love their fruit breads on Christmas morning, or as the ideal hostess gift.

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Countryside Farm & Bakery has assorted fresh produce grown in their hoop houses or stored veggies, plus their Amish baked goods and preserves.

 

Designs By Francine will be at market one final time until the Spring. Look for huge markdowns on all their delicious products.  Stock up for yourself or find gifts in lovely packaging.

 

Dia Doce Cupcake Truck  reminder: all pre-orders for the Holiday must be in by Friday! Grab a dessert for this weekend and then order something for Christmas or New Year’s Eve, too.

 

 

Carrots, beets, etc

Down to Earth Harvest will be

featuring their super sweet carrots, spinach, and their free-range eggs.

 

 

Flickerwood Wines is partnering with Wicked Concoctions and they will have a variety of jams, including some made with Flickerwood’s Moonglow, Sangria & Bruiser wines. Look for a limited supply of Cranberry wine too!

 

God’s Country Creamery brings their family farm produced cheeses to market each week, including some creative Havarti blends you have to try.  Ask about their Holiday packages.

 

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Guinea Hen Garden  brings fresh eggs, local honey, homegrown herbs.

   

 

 

KAS Cake Emporium is fresh on the scene with their southern soul food, baked from scratch and simply the best. Don’t miss their Christmas menu this week: Cannolis, Southern Rum Balls, Guava-Cream Cheese Turnovers, Rugelach, Gingerbread Men, and Assorted Christmas Cookies. KAS matches unbeatable prices with top-notch quality, so load up on sweet things for your sweet things!

 

London Vale Farm extends their growing season with their passive solar hoop houses or tunnels.  It’s amazing how wonderful fresh greens from the farm taste throughout the winter.
 
Maiale Sausage and Charcuterie reminds you that they have gift certificates for Christmas and what makes a better stocking stuffer than some nice Tuscan Salami? Special for the holidays: Seven Fish Sausage! Also featuring their lamb sausage.
 

Meadowset Candles

Meadowset Farms has delicious aged sheep cheese, humanely raised grass-fed lamb, and raw honey for your Holiday preparations. Their 100% beeswax candles, in beehive-shape and traditional taper, make a lovely addition to an elegant dinner spread, or to light the house a-glow in lieu of high-energy lights.
 
Nomadic Pie Truck will have a variety of sweet pies, quiches, and savory pies to supplement your pantry or as a thoughtful gift for someone special. Remember to ask Molly about her gift certificates!
Rex Farms Orchard brings their variety of apples to market, plus fruit ciders, sauces, and butters.  Did you know that apples may be stored up to five months, if done properly?  Ask about the best method! Don’t miss their blushing Gold Rush beauties…
Sunset Park Cookies are gluten-free & vegan but so delicious.  Save yourself the trouble of baking!
 
Take Me Bake Me PizzaTake Me Bake Me pizzas are a handy item to keep on hand for spur-of-the- moment meals that are quick & easy.
 
 
 
Taste Artisanal has an Asiago Spread that is perfect on crackers, but also wonderful as an add-in sauce with pasta or veggies.

 

FreshApeel Hummus Returns with their variety of allergen-free hummus. Have you tried their Buffalo Hummus? Yum!?
Jack’s Jams and Jellies Make wonderful stocking stuffers. Perfect for the guy or gal who has everything. Fire in the Hole!

 

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Food, glorious food!  This time of year seems to bring out the best in food, from gourmet chefs to home kitchen dabblers.  The Winter Farmers Market brings the freshest of ingredients right to our community.  Hot foods, take-home food, freshly grown food, sweet or savory!

Meadowset Farms table (winter)When most people think of sourcing local foods at a small town market like ours, few would imagine that some of the fare might merit kudos from award-winning critic Craig Leban.  Yet right here at the Kennett Square Farmers Market we feature several of Leban’s heralded cheese makers, including Amazing Acres and Meadowset Farms.  Read LeBan’s
Philadelphia Inquirer review of Meadowset Farms’ artisan cheeses and then stop by their table at Winter Market to sample and purchase some for yourself.

Gift Baskets from Harvest Market Natural Foods make a practical and creative present for the foodie, host/hostess or teacher on your list. Located just minutes down the road in Hockessin, DE, Harvest Market can assemble a beautiful selection of foods, beverages, health and beauty items, and books for any preference. Every package comes in a handmade Fair Trade basket with a variety of quality options on how to fill it! Call 302-234-6779 or stop by to order yours today. Happy Holidays and Good Health to you in 2013!

Share your unique recipes – email your ideas to ksqfarmersmarket@gmail.com and maybe we’ll include it in a future newsletter.

THIS WEEK’S VENDORS –  December 7, 2012
Abdel’s Tunisian Olive Oil now also carries Moroccan Arragon Oil. 

Amazing Acres returns with their chevre, Baby Bloomer, and Sea Smoke cheeses.

Big Sky Bakery – artisan breads & rolls

Bumblebee Bumz – handcrafted diaper covers

Countryside Farm & Bakery – assorted produce, baked goods, and preserves.

Designs By Francine sells brittles & chocolates by the piece or by the box.  This week they will be featuring holiday flavors such as egg nog, gingerbread, and peppermint. They have chocolate stocking stuffers in a Victorian box.  

Dia Doce Cupcake Truck  will have red velvet candy cane and tuxedo flavors in addition to their Holiday Menu specials.

 Down to Earth Harvest brings their hoop-house produce and local mushrooms.

 Flickerwood Wines is partnering with Wicked Concoctions and they will have a variety of jams, including some made with Flickerwood’s Moonglow, Sangria & Bruiser wines. Look for a limited supply of Cranberry wine too!

 Footprint Architecture and Design – architectural advice

 God’s Country Creamery

 Guinea Hen Garden – eggs, honey, herbs, etc

KAS Cake Emporium will feature these Christmas specials – Tiramisu Cake, Rum Raisin Cake, Egg Nog Cream Puffs, and Famous Southern Rum Balls 

London Vale Farm – fresh produce

Meadowset Farms is bringing their pecorino and toma-style cheeses, ground lamb, chops, and honey. Additionally, we will have 100% beeswax candles from our apiary. 

 Nomadic Pie Truck – Molly will be taking pre-orders for your Holiday entertaining needs!
Papa’s Pastries – baked goods, prepared Asian cuisine
 
Rex Farms Orchard
Sunset Park Cookies – gluten free & vegan
 

Simply put, it is time to get your Thanksgiving on!  What fixings would yourfamily holiday menu not be complete without?  Cranberry relish, savory sauces, sweet potato casserole, artisan breads, or pumpkin pie?  You can source all of these ingredients and so much more at Friday’s Winter Farmers Market.  Flowers to decorate the table, cheeses & spreads for appetizers, fresh veggies to add to the soup and stuffing, even the wines to pair with your feast!  Bring your list and perhaps an open mind to try something new and different this year, too.

We welcome your favorite Holiday recipes, as well. Send your favorite to ksqfarmersmarket@gmail.com  to be entered in a drawing for a free market basket. All recipes submitted will be reviewed for use in the Market Newsletter and possibly in a future cookbook!

In the spirit of giving thanks, we would like to thank all of our loyal customers and hard-working vendors who make the Kennett Square Farmers Market such a success.  We are grateful for your support and enjoy the time we spend together at Market.  We hope you share a lovely holiday with your family and friends. 

WHAT’S FRESH THIS WEEK?
Apple Cider  
Nomadic Pies  will be serving hot apple cider from the truck this Friday. Stop by to place your Thanksgiving pie orders before it is too late! Apple, Cranberry Apple Crumb, Pecan, Sweet Potato with Pecan Streusel, and Pumpkin!  Make sure to ask her about preordering vacuum sealed, frozen, unbaked savory pies so you can stock up your freezer and satisfy those pie cravings on a whim!
Taste Artisanal brings

a unique take on a Cranberry Conserve made with a local Cabernet Franc wine plus a dried fruit and nut topper great on Brie or goat cheese, using homemade caramel and honey from Guinea Hen Gardens.

 

Take Me Bake Me Pizza will stay fresh in your frig for up to 4-5 days and can be frozen up to 2 weeks. A great option for the night before Thanksgiving!   This week look for Plain, Margarita, Veggie Pesto, Butternut Rabe, and a surprise Dessert Pizza.  Yummy! Pre-order at the Take Me Bake Me website.

Meadowset Farm will their pastured ground lamb and lamb chops as well as two pecorino (sheep) cheeses. The Last Straw is a sharp, aged Romano-style that’s perfect for grating on salad or pasta.  Camel’s Back is a nutty Basque-style that’s perfect for snacking and fruit & cheese platters.

Carrots, beets, etc

Down To Earth Harvest has continues to harvest avariety of fresh Fall produce, including lots of beets and carrots.

 

 

 

Designs by Francine features tasty peanut and pecan brittles this week, as well as previewing their holiday collection and bringing back some old favorites.

 

 

applesRex Farms will have three new varieties of apples – Cameo, Goldrush, and York Imperial (a great baking apple), plus Fuji, Rome, Gold Delicious, and the last of the Stayman and Idared. Also new this week will be Fuji Applesauce, with or without cinnamon and no sugar added. Their sweet apple cider is perfect for Thanksgiving meals. Also try –their apple & pumpkin butters.

 

THIS WEEK’S VENDORS
Abdel’s Tunisian Olive Oil

Big Sky Bakery – artisan breads & rolls

Cool Breeze Gourmet Greens – wheatgrass & microgreens

Countryside Farm & Bakery – assorted produce, baked goods

Designs By Francine’s – chocolates, brittles

Dia Doce Cupcake Truck

Down to Earth Harvest – local produce

Flickerwood Wines

Footprint Architecture and Design – architectural advice

FreshaPeel Hummus – savory, spicy & sweet flavors

Guinea Hen Garden – eggs, honey, herbs, etc

Jack’s Jams and Jellies

KAS Cake Emporium

La Cucina Verde 

London Vale Farm – fresh produce
Meadowset Farms – lamb & pecorino
Papa’s Pastries – baked goods, prepared Asian cuisine
Rex Farms Orchard
Sunset Park Cookies – gluten free & sugar alternatives 

Taste Artisanal – cheeses, spreads, tapenaudes

 

Harvest Market logo      Order your Holiday turkey from Harvest Market!  Get a fresh, local and free-range turkey for a delicious and humane  delivered fresh from T.A. Farms in Delaware.  Simply call the store at 302-234-6779 or stop by and see all we have to offer you in Hockessin, DE–just minutes from Kennett Square. For directions, monthly specials and coupons, check out Harvest Market’s website.  We look forward to serving you!

 

OVEN ROASTED BEETS & CARROTS

 

2 medium beets

2 large carrots

2 tsp olive oil

1/2 tsp rosemary leaves

1/2 tsp thyme leaf

1/2 tsp rubbed sage leaf

1/4 tsp salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Scrub the carrots and beets and trim the tops and bottoms.  Slice the carrots diagonally in 1/2 inch slicies; slice each beet in 6 wedges.

 

Place vegetables in a bowl and sprinkle with oil and herbs,

stirring  to coat. Arrange on a large shallow glass or enamel roasting pan in a single layer.  Cover with a lid, or foil, and bake for 25 minutes.  Remove lid, increase heat to 450 degrees, bake another 20 – 30 min., until tender.  Check the veggies after 10 minutes, turn with fork or tongs if needed for even roasting