Nov 3rd-EXT 2020 #1

CSA Share this week

  • Broccoli
  • Butternut Squash
  • Kale
  • Purple Daikon Radish
  • Bok Choy
  • Bell Pepper
  • Lettuce Head
  • Celery
  • Garlic

For more information about the above items, you can find storage and usage tips on the Vegetable Directory.

Vegetable Directory

Thank you for joining our CSA Extension Share – Sold out!!

Quick Tips -Wash your greens prior to eating! Broccoli – Please be sure to give it a swish at home to remove any pests. Yes, you can eat the stalks too! We dice ours up and add to stir-fry and curries. Broccoli soup is one of the easiest. Purple Daikon Radish– considered a storage radish. Meaning that with proper storage they will last for quite some time in your fridge. Daikon Radishes are used in kimchi we do have a recipe for daikon au gratin in the directory. They can be used in stir-fry. I have even cooked radishes when sliced thin with my vegetable peeler-like a long flat noodle. Butternut Squash – we have sad news about our squash that was in storage for the extension. We had some early cold temperatures that damaged the squash. Unfortunately, this will be the only week of butternut. We had put aside some large ones for the extension. They had some freeze damage and are not storing. Investment goals for next season-inside storage! Bok Choy can be eaten raw or cooked and it does well in smoothies. Peppers – can be frozen without blanching-just prep for use and put in a freezer baggie. We like to prep ours and keep them in the fridge to use during the week. If they don’t get put into a salad, sandwich, on pizza, or stirfry – they go in the freezer. Celery – more dense and flavorful than regular store-bought. Great in soups and stir fry. The leafy tops can also be used with roasts and stews or chopped finely for stirfry. They can also be washed and frozen for later use.

Farm Update: We have been getting rain and the cover crop is filling in great. Our next big project is to get the garlic planted for next season. We had a bit of a delay due to the recent rain and had to wait to drive the tractor on the beds. With the warmer temps coming this week, we hope to get it planted and covered in a thick layer of organic straw. Ideally, it should already be planted in the ground, but we should be ok. Hopefully, we will have photos for you of the entire process next week.

Thank you for your support – without you- we would not be farming. THANK YOU!!

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 are hopeful that we can offer events on the farm in 2021!

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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