Every week another farmers market shuts down for winter, making it harder and harder to find your favorite growers. So I was happy to find a selection of produce from the Carnation, Wash.-based Local Roots Farm at the Madison Market co-op yesterday. Local Roots is just two years in existence but produces some of the finest produce around these parts, in my humble opinion. I especially appreciate the variety of their offerings, which makes eating during the cold seasons that much more interesting. Last week they were the only ones selling raddichio at the Broadway market, for example, which I used in a risotto with winter squash. Hopefully the co-op connection helps the farmers to keep doing what they’re so good at, coaxing tasty vegetables out of local soil.

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