CSA Newsletter–Sept. 26-28, 2017

As we come closer and closer to October (the time we usually take tomatoes out of the hoop house to plant winter greens) the tomatoes seem in no hurry to leave.  They are ripening by the hour, and there are piles of seconds ready to go in salsas and sauces.  Luckily, it looks like theContinue reading “CSA Newsletter–Sept. 26-28, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–Sept. 19–21, 2017

It’s turning out to be a beautiful Fall!  We hope you enjoy all the colors and variety of this week’s share and find many creative, yummy ways to use your veggies. If you have too many tomatoes, it’s easy to make a basic salsa with peppers, onions, garlic and cilantro.  There are so many recipesContinue reading “CSA Newsletter–Sept. 19–21, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–Sept. 12-14, 2017

What a lovely week!  Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine.  I have been “back to school” teaching preschool on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, leaving us a little short-handed and frantic by CSA pick-up time.  Nevertheless, we managed to get out Tuesday’s share with the help of my sister and brother-in-law, who escaped the floodsContinue reading “CSA Newsletter–Sept. 12-14, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–Sept. 5-7, 2017

First shares of Fall are looking good!  Today, we had a nice visit from the St. Johnsbury Academy “Field Semester” class.  They toured the farm (including a visit with our baby goats, Smudge and Smoke) and worked on some projects in the field.  They “topped” the Brussels Sprouts to stop the leafy growth and encourageContinue reading “CSA Newsletter–Sept. 5-7, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–Aug. 27-29, 2017

Happy last share in August!  And happy back-to-school for many families this week–including ours.  Kids back in school brings a dramatic change to the mood at the farm.  Things are quiet, but we are suddenly struck with the feel of the Fall to come.  There is a bit of a mourning here for the endContinue reading “CSA Newsletter–Aug. 27-29, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–Aug. 22-24, 2017

If you have never cooked with shallots, here’s your chance.  Milder than onions, but with a unique and pronounced flavor, shallots are excellent as a raw ingredient in salad dressings.  I have a favorite shallot sauce I use to cook with pork chops (difficult to find when I need it, though!).  Check out the linkContinue reading “CSA Newsletter–Aug. 22-24, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–Aug. 15-17, 2017

Green is not the only color in the garden, and we really proved that this week, with gorgeous varieties like Ruby Perfection Cabbage and Chef’s Choice Orange Tomatoes.  Different veggie colors offer different nutrients and benefits, as this link describes: Eat A Rainbow This week, we’ve added Tomatillos, a fun veggies that comes in it’sContinue reading “CSA Newsletter–Aug. 15-17, 2017”