The USDA has declared August 7-13, 2016 to be National Farmers Market Week. This year marks the 17th anniversary of this event which honors and celebrates the important role that farmers markets play in local economies.
Move over kale chips, kohlrabi is in season! Kohlrabi lands somewhere between a radish and a turnip, but don't be fooled by this odd-looking vegetable. It's a versatile member of the cabbage family and its crunchy, mildly spicy flavor can perk up a variety of dishes. It's also bold enough to stand on its own in a salad, slaw or soup, fried up in fritters, roasted or baked into chips.
These thinly sliced kohlrabi rounds make an excellent "chip" to dip in zesty garlic pesto or in creamy hummus. Who says snacking can't be healthy and satisfying at the same time?
The Monroe Farmers' Market is open June–October and offers fresh, locally-grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods and hand-crafted specialty foods to Connecticut locals.