Crimson Dawn


At the end of the winter, waiting for spring becomes an almost desperate hope. New England farmers plan and dream and look for longer days and the red streaks of spring dawn. One of the earliest vegetables you can plant, especially if you have the shelter of a hoop house, are beets. They are slightly frost tolerant and enjoy the cooler temperatures of early spring. They mature quickly so your craving for produce is satisfied quickly. Often just when the last of the stored apples from the fall are finishing, the first crop of beets is ready to harvest. Pairing them together is a delectable passing of the agricultural batton from one year to the next.


This kombucha is earthy, sweet, and fabulous. The ginger brings through a nice spicy note to complement the deep texture of the beets for a complex flavor.