During a recent trip to my hometown, I discovered a couple from up north had taken over a greenhouse operation that had been in business years ago. The business had been sold to the bother of one of my girl friends but he moved on leaving the business in limbo for several years before this nice young couple bought it. They really are super, full of wholesome back-to-the-land ideals which is a win:win for everyone who stops by to enjoy their offerings of organic produce. Many of the varieties they grow are heirloom as well! Their prices are more than reasonable, under the price of the grocery stores as well.
Candy stripe beets are gorgeous raw but the red bleeds into the white when they are cooked. They retain their colour better if roasted or steamed rather than boiled. I used a foil packet to cook the beets on the grill.
The Detroit Dark Red beet colour bled into the candy stripe beets as I knew they would. Don't let the paler colour of the candy stripe beets fool you though as these are really tasty beets!