The beets are full-up and strong. Eaten raw, steamed...whatever...they are so excellent. My friend introduced me to Beet Kvass in the early spring: So delicious! Check out the recipe at wellnessmama.com, but also consider coming to a fun class here on August 27: It's "The Spirited Kitchen" and we'll enjoy farm, land, kitchen time and more... We'll make Beet Kvass, Herb Butters, Bath Salts and other amazing and wonderful things. Whatever's out there and wonderful.