Bulk Storage Crops
We grew an excellent crop of sweet potatoes and butternut squash this year and must find a home for them! These are some of the easiest crops to store in Tennessee and they have already been cured, which enhances their sweetness and storage quality. These make great gifts, additions to holiday meals, or a personal supply to eat through the cold months. This discounted bulk price is over 30% off the market cost of many items!
Sweet potatoes are best stored a little cooler than room temperature, or anywhere between 55-70 degrees. A basement that stays above 55 degrees is an ideal place. If they get too cold, they will not taste as good. If kept in proper conditions, they may store into March and beyond. These sweet potatoes will be delivered unwashed, which will help them store better, and should be washed before use. Some may have small sprouts, which are harmless and can be knocked off before cooking.
Butternuts prefer slightly colder storage temps (between 50-60 degrees) but generally do well stored alongside sweet potatoes. Store these unwashed for best keeping quality.
Relative humidity of about 70% is suitable for both crops.
For our use on the farm, we store both in the kitchen pantry (room temp) and they tend to last for months.
Winter Radishes store best in the bag we will deliver them in, inside the refrigerator.
About the varieties:
Golden Nugget sweet potatoes are a personal favorite variety. It has a yellow flesh and more complex flavor than the classic type and has been grown in Tennessee for a long time. Deep Orange (Garnet) is similar to the classic types you may be more accustomed to. Japanese sweet potatoes have purple skin and white flesh, are sweet and unique.
Butternuts are a classic, organic Waltham variety. This year they have exceptionally sweet, dark orange flesh and have received high praise from our CSA members and chefs.
1. Place order by 9 am Friday Dec. 7 for pick up Saturday December 8
2. Check the items you wish to order
3. Pick up your order from us Saturday December 8 from 9am - 12:00pm at Richland Park Farmers Market 4701 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209