CSA Newsletter–Oct. 10-12, 2017

20171010_165741.jpgLAST CSA OF THE YEAR!!!  We made it!  I wish I could add up all of the poundage of produce we hauled out of the field this year, but I didn’t keep that data.  I was pleased to offer salad mix or lettuce to you almost every week, plenty of carrots, tomatoes and squash, and a good variety of other veggies.  Hopefully you enjoyed the variety.  We are so appreciative of the feedback from several of you about eating healthier and feeling healthier this summer.  I will be sending out a survey soon to help us plan for next year, but we welcome other feedback via email about how we could improve/adapt/change our CSA for next season.  We look forward to seeing you back with us in 2018, and we are grateful for your trust in us and your support of our endeavors.  It means the world to us.  Have a happy and healthy winter!

Standard Share

  • Butternut Squash–large (may need more time to ripen to tan)
  • Leeks  Potato Leek Soup
  • Watermelon Radishes–Tuesday (see last week’s post for info.)
  • Broccoli–Thursday
  • Carrots–2 lbs. OR Brussels Sprouts–1 lb.
  • Sweet or Bell Peppers
  • Cabbage–red or green  Braised Cabbage with Bacon
  • Herbs–thyme and sage

Salad Share

  • Butternut Squash–small
  • Carrots–1 lb. OR Brussels Sprouts–1/2 lb.
  • Pepper
  • Cabbage–red or green

CSA Newsletter–Oct. 3-5, 2017

20171003_172652.jpgThings are definitely winding down on the farm coming into October:  two frosts in a week have turned the edges of the garden brown and we are starting to bring in the fall crops as the plants die back.  The last of the peppers and tomatoes will go home with you this week.  Enjoy sweeter lettuce greens, Brussels Sprouts and Pac Choy as their taste improves with successive frosts.  Even in it’s seedy, dried-up mess, this garden is still kicking out some bounty.  One more week to enjoy!

Standard Share

  • Fall Salad Mix with arugula and spinach
  • Pac Choy (large or baby bunch)
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Tomatoes–1 lb. or pint
  • Peppers–bell and hot
  • Scallions
  • Baby Butternut, Delicata Squash or Pie Pumpkin

We LOVED this recipe (you could use Delicata too!): Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

  • Cauliflower or Broccoli (Tues)
  • Watermelon Radishes (Thursday)

What is a WATERMELON RADISH? (Tuesday folks will get them next week!)  Find out here.

Salad Share

  • Fall Salad Mix
  • Pac Choy
  • Tomatoes