CSA Share this week
- Butternut Squash
- Bok Choy
- Collard Greens
- Swiss Chard
- Red Onions
- Summer Squash
- Bell Pepper
- Beans (yellow/green)
- Jalapeno Pepper
For more information about the above items, you can find storage and usage tips on the Vegetable Directory. There are also links to recipe search sites – type what ingredients you want to use and you will get some inspiration. This can be found from the menu on the website or the link above.
Quick Tips –Collard Greens- This is a sturdy green that works great in soups and braising. It can also be used as a sandwich wrap – blanched or raw Swiss chard – raw or cooked. Yes, you can eat the stems. Don’t throw away your vitamins. Summer Squash – last week! The photos below show what happened after the frost. Bok Choy – raw in salads and smoothies or added to stirfry and soups. Butternut Squash – our favorite most versatile squash. Stores well at room temp. Excellent roasted, in soups, baking, and purees. Did you know that you can bake a pie using butternut in place of pumpkin? It is delicious. Beans – can be easily blanched and frozen for later use. We love to cook ours after blanching with a bit of butter and garlic. Peppers of all kinds can be cleaned, seeded, diced, or chopped and frozen without blanching. Jalapeno – These make a great addition to cornbread!! Removing the seeds and white membranes removes some of the heat. Please wear gloves when dicing. (don’t touch your eyes!!)
**The CSA continues until week #20 – The last week of October.**
Are you interested in joining the 2020 Extension CSA? We will offer a limited number of CSA Extension Shares. Items we expect to offer in the 2020 Extension CSA are: Kale, Collards, Chard, Arugula, Mustard Greens, Broccoli, Lettuce Mix, Scallions, Garlic, Onion, Butternut Squash, Watermelon Radish, Hakurei Turnip, Adirondack Red Potato, Cabbage (Savoy Green, Napa), Peppers, Parsley. As with any season there are no guarantees.
November 3rd – December 4th – This will run for 4 weeks after the regular season with no deliveries during Thanksgiving week. Due to the limited numbers offered we may alter the delivery day and time schedule to reduce transportation costs. Example – Both weekly Corning deliveries may be combined to the same day. This schedule will be confirmed after we know which members are joining the CSA Extension Share. Feel free to let us know if you are interested and we can put you on the list. This will also help us to determine how our delivery schedule may change. Pricing and further details coming soon.
2021 Season – Some of you have started to ask about next season. We will begin accepting membership for 2021 in October. We offer a discount to those who pay in full by the final farm event of the season scheduled in mid-October. Please watch for pricing and further details coming soon.
FARM UPDATE: Frost!! It has arrived at our farm. This season it is a month early as our early frost date here is October 15th. We have started to clean up the beds that are no longer in use. This consists of clearing out old plant debris and planting a cover crop to blanket the soil for the winter months. This will grow into a lush green blanket and will get incorporated into the soil in the spring as organic matter. We also plant yellow mustard cover crops anywhere we planted garlic and where the garlic will grow the upcoming season. The yellow mustard helps keep bloat nematode populations in check as the roots have glycosinolates that suppress root rot and nematodes. Bloat nematodes, a soil-inhabiting pest, can damage all alliums so we are cautious where we plant our onions and garlic. Our field is changing to the fall view. Most of the crops still remaining are under floating row covers. All of our cover crop seed is purchased at Lakeview Organic Grain in Penn Yan.
PHOTOS FROM THE WEEK:
All posts this season and past seasons can be found in the archives are searchable at the bottom of this page. Also, find info in the vegetable directory and on our Pinterest Boards. As always — if you have any questions –please feel free to ask – text or email too.
Farm Events —
We have our annual farm events scheduled. We will decide at a later date if they will go on depending on how the current distancing requirements evolve. These events are held outside for CSA members and their families.
SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, June 27th – Celebrate the Season – CANCELLED
Saturday, July 18th – Glorious Garlic Harvest – 9-12 – SUCCESS!!!
Saturday, August 8th – Can You Dig It? #2 – Potato Harvest 10-2 – CANCELLED
Saturday, October 17th – Gratitude Gathering 1-6
Thank you for supporting our small farm!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Feel free to email or text. Our cell phone number is listed on your weekly email update.