The Source | November 15, 2018

With Thanksgiving being next week, we all have certain seasonal foods on the brain–pumpkin, turkey, brussels sprouts, green beans, etc. But don’t forget about humble celery. Most cooks look at celery as a background flavor, something that’s added in to create a medley of flavors, but rarely used as a centerpiece. French Chefs have been using mirepoix as the basis to every great stock and soup forever, because it has the classical flavors of sweet celery, zesty onions, and earthy carrot. This trifecta creates a balanced base to add just about anything to it, like celery root!

Long ago celery and celery root used to be grown as one and neither must have been that tasty, because now farmers have adapted to growing celery for the stalk heads, and celery root for the celeriac. They aren’t exclusively from the same plant. The root generates a very green and very fibrous set of stalks that look more like a shrub than celery. Whereas stalks of celery have a longer tap root, which allows for the plants energy to be focused on growing long stalks above ground.

I love celery with the leaves still on, shaved thinly and paired with tart apples, radicchio, walnuts and bleu cheese for a refreshing salad to serve at Thanksgiving. That said, my favorite way to prepare celeriac is au gratin.  Slice thinly and drench in heavy cream, a good parmesan, garlic, plenty of butter, and let it bubble away in the oven until it’s browned on top.

—Sara Strong, Assistant R&D Chef

Item 20497, Celery, 24 ct
Item 20499, Celery, 30/36 ct
Item 20501, Organic Celery, 30 ct
Item 20504, Organic Celery, 24/30/36 ct
Item 20512, Celery Root, 10/12 ct
Item 20514, Organic Celery Root, 25 lb


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Hot & New

Chicory Mix

Beautiful salad mix from Coke Farms.

Organic Purple Daikon

Add some color to your dish.

Organic Kohlrabi

From Dharma Ridge Farms.

Organic Mini Seedless Watermelons

Great crop.


Steady

Celery

Great looking Celery right now.

Cucumbers

Steady.

French Beans

Steady.

Pineapples

Del Monte is back in action after some gapping due to volcanoes.


Coming Soon

Kumquats

Arriving right after Thanksgiving.

Heirloom Oranges

Early December.


Quality & Shortage Issues

Artichokes

Tight.

Avocados

They’re harvesting again, but supplies are still tight, market prices will reflect this.

Fingerlimes

Last week or so of these.

Local Carrots

Done within a week.

Green Beans

Moving to Mexico supply.

Bell Peppers

Last USA crop of Orange/Red/Yellow Peppers in the next week.

Mini Peppers

Active market, quality issues.

Navel Oranges

Moving to California.

Blood Oranges

Aussies will be done in a week or so.

Strawberries

Tight supplies due to weather.

Tomatoes

Look for prices to fluctuate in the coming weeks due to a big freeze in Mexico wiping out crops.


Out & Done

Yellow Dragonfruit

Gapping, looking to get more in but OOS now.

Kiss Melons

Done.

Mountain Rose Apples

Done. Try the Lucy Glo Apples for a sub.


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