Week #13 – September 10th – September 13th
Bell Pepper & Mini Sweet, Jalapeno
Summer Squash (yellow,zucchini,or kusa)
Watermelon -on the side
QUICK TIPS: Be sure to take a look at the links for each veggie above. They take you to the vegetable directory.
Ideas for the week – So excited for butternut!! Excellent roasted and for soup. We also love gluten and dairy-free – butternut mac n’ cheez. Wash your kale at home when you are ready to use it. Great week for greens & beans, kale salad, kale pesto, curried veggies, and roasted butternut. Red Cabbage – can be used raw or cooked. Store in the fridge cut off a piece and wrap in plastic to lengthen storage or peel off leaves as you use them. Cabbage works great in salads, slaws, stirfry, curries, roasted, kraut. Tomato – enjoy these last few weeks of tomato. As long as they are in the hoophouse we will send them home to you. Eggplant– roasted, curry, stirfry. Do not eat raw. These smaller varieties do not need to be salted or peeled. The globe varieties are coming to an end but it looks like the purple Japanese variety still has plenty of flowers coming. We will have to wait and see how the weather holds out. This may be the last week for summer squash and cucumbers.
FARM UPDATE – Some of you have started to ask when the CSA ends. Our regular season is 20 weeks and ends the last week of October. This year the final week is October 29 – November 1st.
Extension CSA Share – 4 weeks – join now!!
However, those of you seasoned CSA members know that we also have an Extension CSA Share that runs for an additional 4 weeks. This year the dates are November 5th through December 6th. There will be no delivery during the week of Thanksgiving. The Extension begins as soon as the regular season ends. Veggies that we plan to have included in the Extension Share are garlic, purple top & hakurei turnip, radish (watermelon, daikon), cabbage, butternut squash, potato, onion, carrots, celeriac, kale, arugula, mustard greens, swiss chard, lettuce, and parsley. The Extension cost is $150 and can be paid by check, cash, or credit card (fees apply). Here is a link to the online store. This extension share is open to 50 current CSA members only –so join early. If you have completed your membership form for this season there is no form to fill out just send us a text or email that you wish to be included. You will receive a confirmation when payment is made. It is going to be great. Watch for more details in the coming weeks.
Broccoli is looking good – it shouldn’t be long now
Here are some pictures of the fall crops and a few interesting shots.
Do you have a favorite recipe?? – Share it with us and we will add it to our “Member Approved” recipes on the Vegetable Directory
Veggie Notes: We do give your veggies a rinse at the farm – however, we do recommend a second wash at home as necessary. Decisions on rinsing are made at the time of harvest and the effect it will have on your produce. Some items just store better unwashed. We do not use pesticides; therefore, it is possible that you find inhabitants in your produce. We try to restrict our plastic usage. The bags that you receive are recyclable at grocery store drop-offs.
Thank you for supporting our small farm!!!