Food Forward’s Top of the Beet

When many shoppers buy beets at the farmers market, they leave the tasty greens behind, so we created a flavor to showcase those lush tops! We worked with Food Forward’s farmers market division to offer a drop-off point for farmers heading to the market—stopping at our kitchen to unload their greens before setting up shop for LA’s locavores. We cook down the stems into a jam with lemon and sherry vinegar, which gets added along with a crunchy sugar brittle made with the dehydrated beet leaves, into our lightly spiced salt and pepper ice cream.