CSA Extension #2: Nov. 13th – Nov. 16th
CSA SHARE Kale Turnip (purple top) Garlic Pepper Bok Choy /Pak choy Butternut Squash Daikon Radish Onion
Our view this morning
The first dusting of snow has covered the field. This weekend we completed the planting of garlic for next season. The cloves are nestled deep in the soil and covered with a fresh blanket of organic straw. Truth be told – Joe did it all himself. He finished planting the cloves with his headlamp on and the next day rolled out the giant round bales by hand. Yes, he is a bit sore. We still have a few other greens under row cover to give a little protection. Joe did manage to get most of the cover crop planted. We plant organic triticale as a cover crop. This will germinate and protect our soils from erosion over the winter then grow into a lush green cover in the spring that will get turned-in to add organic matter and nutrients to the soil.
Reminder: No delivery next week ! Happy Thanksgiving – We are looking forward to having the older boys home for a few days and spending some relaxing time with family.
Quick Tips: Pepper – we are still harvesting from the hoop-house! This is probably the last- for real this time. Winter Squash -store room temp – excellent roasted, soup, can be used in place of sweet potato and pumpkin, quick breads, pies. Daikon Radish – roasted, pickled, shredded for slaw, fried cakes. Turnip – use as you would potato – roasted, soups, mashed and lovely shredded and braised with butter, cinnamon, and thin apple wedges. (my mom “doesn’t like” turnips but she did like this!)
A few of our favorite recipes:
Daikon recipes from 10/2/18 – in case you missed them
see veg directory
**2019 CSA Members – Did you complete your online membership form?
If you already made your payment either by check or credit card, please be sure to complete your online membership form for next season.
Please share our information with friends and co-workers that may be interested!
2019 Membership Details HERE. – share size for 2019 based on small share of 2018
if you joined the CSA Extension ~ $50 Discount for 2019 CSA extended to 12/7/18
Do you know anyone that would like to have CSA “workplace/home delivery” for the 2019 Season? If they have a group of 10 or more, have them contact us!