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Onions

About Me: At Catena Farm we grow two styles of larger onions: Fresh (also called new), and storage. New onions are basically ‘storage’ onions that have been pulled from the ground early. They haven’t bulbed up as much yet and have a much milder flavour compared to fully grown onions. We like to harvest at this stage as well as let onions grow to full maturity, that was we get a longer window of delicious local onions! Both types of onions can be used interchangeably in recipes, just remember the slightly milder flavour of new onions. 

To store: New (fresh) onions should be stored in a mesh bag, then placed in an airtight container and kept in the fridge. Do not cut the roots off and do not wash until ready to use. Make sure the onions aren’t wet before storing. 

Storage onions can be kept in any cool, dark, dry place with adequate air circulation for several months if they are cured. Be sure to store onions and potatoes in separate places. Moisture given off by potatoes can cause onions to spoil.

 

Recipes: 

Chimichurri

Sweet Red Pepper - 2 Ways

Quick Pickled Onions

Ratatouille