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Our celery may look and taste more vibrant than what you're accustomed to. This is because we do not blanch our celery plants by hilling soil around them to exclude light. Blanching would make for paler, juicier stalks - but our deep green unblanched celery is especially wonderful for cooking and has more of the vitamins and minerals inherent in celery. Save the light-colored, mild inner stalks for eating raw.

Storage Info:

  • Wrap celery tightly in a plastic bag and place it in the coldest part of the refrigerator; it will keep for up to two weeks. Or, to keep celery extra crisp, place it upright in a container filled with an inch of water, cover with a plastic bag, and refrigerate for up two weeks.

Celery Salad with Walnuts and Gruyere (from Farmer John’s Cookbook)

3 ribs celery, cut into matchstick-sized strips
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
8 oz. Gruyere cheese, cut into matchstick-sized strips
1 tsp minced shallots
1 scallion, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
2 T Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 T fresh parsley

Combine the celery, walnuts, Gruyere, shallot and scallion in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk the mustard and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add the cream in a stream, whisking constantly, until everything is well combined. Pour the dressing over the celery mixture and toss gently but thoroughly. Sprinkle with parsley.


Fourteen Stuffing Ideas for Celery (from Asparagus to Zucchini Cookbook)

--soft goat cheese blended with chopped arugula
--soft goat cheese blended with chopped fresh dill
--finely chopped sorrel leaves mixed with a little mayonnaise
--egg salad
--tuna salad
--chicken salad
--softened cream cheese mashed with smoked fish and lemon juice
--softened cream cheese mixes with crumbled blue cheese
--softened cream cheese mixed with chopped green olives and chopped walnuts
--softened cream cheese mixed with chutney
--pureed cottage cheese mixed with pesto
--pureed cottage cheese mixed with tapenade
--crunchy-style peanut butter, topped with dried cherries, cranberries, or raisins

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