Welcome to Farmer’s Market Finds—a summer series on what to buy at the farmer’s market week to week. Every Wednesday, we’ll visit Union Square Greenmarket in New York City and choose one in-season fruit or vegetable to focus on. Then we'll share some of our favorite recipes to try out at home. This week, it’s all about beets.

By Meg Josephson
July 12, 2017

Beets are often misunderstood. They’re an earthy veggie that taste bitter, and some may say dirt-like. But when cooked right, they can be quite delectable. Packed with folate, manganese and potassium, the healthy pick is in season from June to November. Look for firm and mostly blemish-free beets to ensure optimum flavor and freshness. Cooking will bring out their natural sweetness, but we like them grated in raw salads, too. If you’re using them all in one recipe, try to buy beets of equal sizes so that they cook evenl. People either obsess over them or despise them, but these recipes are bound to make you fall in love at first bite.

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