Many of you know we have a Sustainable Food Services Program providing our residents with local, healthy and fresh meals.
Keepin’ it Local. Our January Harvest of the Month was cabbage purchased from Open Oak Farm located right here in the Willamette Valley.
Cabbage grows in the winter and grows especially well locally, making it an ideal choice for our residents. It is a traditional vegetable that many of our folks grew up eating in coleslaw and salads. It’s a staple of hearty, healthy old-time cooking!
Whether in a stew or coleslaw, cabbage is a healthy comfort food perfect for the winter months. Best of all, cabbage doesn’t just taste good – it’s packed with nutrients!
IS CABBAGE EVEN THAT HEALTHY?
Cabbage is rich with Vitamin C, which is known to be a great antioxidant and can help against immune system deficiencies. It also has a good amount of iodine, which is known to help with proper functioning of the brain and the nervous system. Cabbage contains minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium.
Our Food Services Coordinator, Danielle Hummel helped make sautéed red cabbage with sweet raisins, and the residents loved it!
Harvest of the Month recipes: