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Sweet Potatoes

About Me: The sweet potato is a tuberous root belonging to the bindweed, or morning glory family. They are very good for you and packed with vitamin A, and potassium. Sweet potatoes can be spiralized and put in soups, made into fries, roasted in cubes, or pureed into a soup…just about anything. Knowing that your sweet potatoes are coming from an organic farm, you can leave the skins on. That’s where all the nutrients are! Sweet potatoes are a long-season crop so at Catena Farm you’ll find them closer to the end of the season.

To store: Keep unwashed sweet potatoes in a cool, dark, place, such as a loosely closed paper bag in a cupboard, and use them within a few weeks. Do not store sweet potatoes in the refrigerator. Cold temperatures can darken the potatoes and will adversely affect their taste.

To freeze: Boil sweet potato until tender and mash/puree. Place purée into ice cube containers and freeze. When frozen, put cubes in freezer bags, removing as much air as possible. They also make a great baby food.

Recipes: Coming Soon!