By: Kelley Dillon
This recipe was inspired by our CSA which included leeks from Kleinschmidt Farms.
"1 in 9 U.S. households are food insecure."
- U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2020
Food justice is a holistic and structural view of the food system that sees healthy food as a human right and addresses structural barriers to that right. Sprout addresses barriers to accessing local, nutritious food by aggregating products from local farmers.
Buying local food is a form of food justice because it strengthens the local food system and improves access to nutritious food. When local farmers are supported, the community is supported
Leeks are a member of the onion family. These root vegetables can be wild or cultivated. Wild leeks, or ramps, are smaller and have a more intense onion-like flavor. Cultivated leeks are larger and have a sweeter onion flavor.
Leeks are a good source of vitamins K, A, C, and B6, as well as minerals iron and manganese. Vitamin K is essential for bone health and blood clotting.