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CSA Pick Up on Wednesday / **New** Yacon Vegetable

Posted on November 11th, 2021 by Sierra Bryant

TRACTOR will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Please remember to pick up your CSA bag on Wednesday, Nov. 24th from 12pm-6pm. 


Be sure to try out yacon in this weeks bag. 

Yacon is native to the Andes and is known for several health benefits. The yacon tuber looks similar to a sweet potato but has a higher water content (like jicama) & is known for being crisp, juicy & sweet-tasting. Yacon is a superfood well known for being a natural prebiotic (stimulating good bacteria in the digestive system and boosting the body’s immune system) and is a natural low-calorie sweetener. Unlike most tubers, which get their sweetness from glucose, yacon root derives its sweetness from inulin, which the human body can’t process. This means you can taste the sweetness of yacon root, but your body won’t metabolize it.

Yakon Applesauce 


  • 8 cups Yacon, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes.
  • A handful of raisins
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 1-2 Tablespoons honey
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Water


  1.  Measure yacon and raisins into a large cooking pot. Add water to a depth of about 1″.
  2. Simmer over low heat for about an hour, stirring occasionally. You’ll notice that unlike apples, the yacon doesn’t break down; it remains firm enough that a simple potato masher just won’t do the trick.
  3. Use an immersion blender to puree the cooked yacon right in the pot. If you don’t have an immersion blender, allow the yacon to cool and transfer to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until you reach desired consistency.
  4. Stir in cinnamon and honey. Chill and serve.