Sept 29th-wk #16 2020

CSA Share this week

  • Delicata Squash
  • Mizuna – mild mustard green
  • Tokyo Bekana
  • Red Radish
  • Lettuce Heads
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Beans (yellow/green)
  • Green Tomato

Vegetable Directory

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 -As always please wash your greens prior to eating to remove remaining soil. When cooking greens try not to overcook. Add at the end and lightly wilt. If preferred add larger stems earlier in the cooking process. Tokyo Bekana – a non-heading Chinese cabbage that can be added to a salad or cooked. It has a crunchy rib and mild flavor. Mizuna -very mild mustard green that has a mild peppery taste – can be eaten raw in salads or cooked (very quickly) Red Radish – long and slender for easy slicing into salads and can be added to stirfry or roasted. Napa Cabbage – typical Chinese cabbage used in kimchi. You can use leaves from the outside and work your way in. With proper moisture retention, this cabbage will last for quite a while in the fridge. Great added to stirfry shredded or used in eggrolls. Blanch and use for rolled stuffed cabbage leaves. Green Tomato – there are not many but everyone will have a few to give fried green tomatoes a try.

**The CSA continues until week #20 – The last week of October.**

Are you interested in joining the 2020 Extension CSA? We are now accepting payment for the extension share. This is for current CSA Members only and there is no need to complete a membership form.

We will offer a limited number of CSA Extension Shares. Items we expect to offer in the 2020 Extension CSA: 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. We are now accepting payment for the extension share. You can purchase online on our website beginning next week or bring your payment to your CSA delivery and make your payment by check or cash.

Same price as last season – $150

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. CSA shares will begin to be offered for sale starting next week for current CSA members. The price will be the same as last season.

FARM UPDATE: We have decided with the current Covid-19 local cases on the rise that we will cancel our final event of the season. This event is mainly a socializing and eating occasion. We have decided that we do not feel that we can accommodate the requirements for social distancing and still have the social event that we would like. We hope that we can hold these events next season. We feel that is is important for everyone to visit the farm.

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 – CANCELLED

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.

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