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Fresh Ginger is Here!

Posted on September 29th, 2021 by Danielle *Allen

"Zippity Pop!" That's what your mouth will say when you bite into a piece of our fresh ginger! This is one of the more unique crops we grow here at Root 5 Farm and you may be wondering: "Why does this ginger look different from the brown stuff I buy at the store?" 

Because of our short growing season and the impending frost, we harvest our ginger at a tender young stage before it's developed a thick skin. This juicy, plump, pink-tinged delicacy is a powerhouse of flavor and nutrients and freezes exceptionally well-- Be sure to stock up so you can enjoy the health benefits of fresh ginger throughout the winter! We'll have bulk ginger available to purchase for the next 2-3 weeks. Check out our website for more storage tips and recipe ideas

Meg harvesting ginger rhizomes amidst the fanning fronds.  

Storage and Usage Tips & Tricks:

  • Young ginger is mild and tender enough to eat raw in salads, and it has an almost translucent skin that doesn’t need peeling; you can practically rub it off. Just wash it and trim the cut surfaces.
  • Young Ginger keeps for 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator, wrapped in plastic or in a sealed container.
  • Freeze whole, packed in freezer bags. To use frozen ginger, try grating it directly into dishes while it's still frozen, no thawing required. Then put the piece you don't use right back in the freezer. 
  • You can also submerge ginger in a neutral spirit like vodka, and it will over time impart a delicate, spicy flavor.

Seasonal Recipes:

Nip those seasonal colds in the bud with the classic immune booster: Ginger, Lemon, Honey Tea! (Add Hall Apiaries honey to your share!)

Carrot Apple Ginger JuiceTalk about Zing!

Pumpkin Ginger Soup- Time to get cozy