Tiny and tender, bright, green French beans are smaller than common green beans. French Beans are available year round with a peak season June, July and August.
French Breakfast Radish
This oblong heirloom radish's vibrant color graduates to a white tip. Very crisp, the lovely color makes it a popular favorite. Quaintly named, this variety is topped with bright greens and offers an excellent mildly sharp flavor.
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Purple potatoes are available year round, though winter reduces crop availability mid winter into spring.
The Purple potato, botanical name Solanum andigenum, is the name designated to dozens of heirloom and heritage varieties of Purple potatoes. Common names of these varieties include Purple Peruvian (fingerling variety), All Blue, Congo, Lion's Paw, Vitilette, Purple Viking and Purple Majesty. Purple Majesty is known the the deepest purple of all purple varieties, hence the given name. Purple potatoes are grown for both fresh market potatoes and for chipping potatoes.
Purple potatoes have deep violet, ink-colored skin and flesh. Depending on the specific variety, their coloring can be opaque or marble throughout the flesh. Purple potatoes are inherently dry, starchy, earthy and slightly nutty in flavor. Though one may find that many purple varieties of potatoes yield small tubers, they are generally harvested young. If left to grow to maturity they become large and oblong, making them suitable for baking and mashing.
Unlike white -fleshed potatoes, Purple potatoes are rich in the antioxidant, anthocyanin. This flavonoid is most often found in blue, red and purple produce such as berries and pomegranates and has been shown to be an immune system booster and aid in the prevention of certain cancers. The Purple potato's nutritional value and energy-rich properties have become factors for the potato's explosion in popularity in the late 20th century and early 21st century. Its ability to provide high quantities of vitamins, proteins, and antioxidants has become a valued measure of food security and sovereignty.
Purple potatoes are an invaluable staple in a South American kitchen and many recipes reflect such. Their historical culinary presence has lent them to perhaps thousands of recipes over thousands of years. Though, Peruvian in origin, the Purple potato can be utilized in any cuisine that would otherwise use potatoes. Purple potatoes can be roasted, braised, boiled, baked, fried for chips, and even confit'd. They pair well with savory herbs, garlic, pork, poultry, artichokes, both rich and mild cheese, other starchy vegetables such as corn and shelled beans and of course, salad greens.
Purple potato varieties are among hundreds of other varieties found in Parque de la Papa (Potato Park) near Cusco, a Spanish Colonial city high in the Andes. At Parque de la Papa, roughly 700 varieties native to the region are grown for food, enrichment, research, biodiversity and preservation. Most of these varieties never see a market, as they are traded among communities or given as gifts.
The Purple potato is native to the Lake Titicaca within the high plains and mountain slopes of Peru and Bolivia. They are among thousands of varieties that have been cultivated for nearly 8000 years in the Andean regions of Peru, Boliva, and Ecuador. The diversity of Purple potato varieties, their resistance to disease and ability to withstand harsh conditions has allowed them to evolve for thousands of years into a 21st century food crop. Purple potatoes are cultivated in potato growing regions of South America, North America and Europe.
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Recipes that include Purple Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Eating Out Loud||Purple Potato Gratin with Bacon|
|Donal Skehan||Zingy Purple Potato Salad|
|In Good Taste||Purple Potato Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Rosemary|
|eCurry||Purple Potato Latkes|
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harps Cabot Arkansas
Near Conway, Arkansas, United States
About 52 days ago, 2/26/14
internet Near Ellenwood, Georgia, United States
About 52 days ago, 2/26/14
whole foods market Near Oceanside, California, United States
About 132 days ago, 12/08/13
Spotter's comments : I spotted Purple Potatoes at whole foods market !
Ballard Farmer's Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 132 days ago, 12/08/13
Spotter's comments : Purple Potatoes spotted at Ballard Farmer's Market. Alvarez Farms has 'em!
redlands, ca, 92373 Near Redlands, California, United States
About 168 days ago, 11/02/13
Spotter's comments : I spotted Purple Potatoes at Jacinto Farms on Barton Road between tennessee and alabama. 1.20/lb
Roots at N1 Near Upper Woburn PlaceEuston Road (Stop L), United Kingdom
About 225 days ago, 9/07/13
Spotter's comments : Purple Potatoes spotted at Roots at N1. As south indian style mash
the Downtown Anchorage Market and Festival Near Wasilla, Alaska, United States
About 244 days ago, 8/18/13
Spotter's comments : Purple Potatoes spotted at the Downtown Anchorage Market and Festival. Go to the Babbling Brook Farm stand on Sundays.
Whole Foods, Short Pump, Va Near Mineral, Virginia, United States
About 300 days ago, 6/23/13
Walmart Near Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
About 373 days ago, 4/11/13
Spotter's comments : The Walmart in acworth georgia is where. I'na bag of baby potatoes with several other types
Whole Foods Market Near Lake Grove, New York, United States
About 379 days ago, 4/06/13
Asda Leeds Near Pudsey, United Kingdom
About 410 days ago, 3/06/13
pete's fresh produce Near Oak Brook, Illinois, United States
About 428 days ago, 2/16/13
Sainsbury Leeds Near Bradford, United Kingdom
About 429 days ago, 2/14/13
Spotter's comments : Albert Bartlett brand
Ocado Yorkshire Near Bradford, United Kingdom
About 434 days ago, 2/10/13