Crazy Cabbage Facts

  • Cabbage is high in dietary fiber, iron, plus Vitamins A, B6, C, and K.
  • Russians eat 7x more cabbage than the average North American.
  • Scrolls from 1,000 BCE, found in China, stated that cabbage could cure baldness. (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t.)
  • Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his baseball cap to keep cool – or maybe to ward off baldness?

Catskills Seasonality

June through October

Cabbage Storage, Prep, and Usage Tips

  • Cabbage should be stored in the refrigerator and used within 2 weeks.
  • Wash well, and remove wilted leaves.
  • You can steam it, put it in a stir fry, chop finely into a slaw, and of course…use it in a soup or stew!

FEATURED RECIPE: Catskills-Meets-Carolina Coleslaw

INGREDIENTS (♥=Fresh from the Catskills!)

♥1 large head of cabbage, finely shredded
♥1 medium bell pepper, finely chopped
♥1 medium onion, finely chopped
♥2 carrots, grated or julienned
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of granulated sugar (reduce if you prefer a less-sweet slaw!)
2/3 cup of canola oil
♥1 tablespoon of mustard
1 teaspoon of celery seed
¼ teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
1 cup of white or apple cider vinegar

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Combine the cabbage, pepper, onion, and carrots into a large serving bowl.

2. In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, combine the sugar, salt, oil, mustard, celery seeds, pepper, and vinegar. Bring to boil.

3. Simmer, stirring frequently until the sugar is dissolved.

4. Cool slightly, then pour over the vegetables and mix well.

5. Cover, and cool. Serve and enjoy when thoroughly chilled.

Sources for Facts, Tips, and Recipe
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/cabbage_and_the_science_behind_them
https://www.thespruce.com/carolina-slaw-3053928