Nov 17th-EXT 2020 #3

CSA Share this week

  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage – Famosa savoy
  • Tatsoi
  • Watermelon Radish
  • Arugula
  • Bell Pepper
  • Onion
  • Turnip – Purple Top
  • Garlic

*****REMINDER—-NO CSA DELIVERY NEXT WEEK *****  Happy Thanksgiving!!
Deliveries resume the following week (12/1-12/4) for the final week of deliveries.

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

Vegetable Directory

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. Arugula – peppery flavor, eaten raw in sandwiches, salads, pesto, chopped and added to pasta or egg dishes. Cooks quickly, try not to overcook, and also reduces peppery flavor. Turnip – Use turnips any way you would use a potato, and then some. Try them roasted or boiled, in stews, soups, and stir-fries, or lightly steamed with some butter, salt, or lemon juice for flavor. They can be shredded or mashed too.  They hold up diced in soups/stews better than potatoes. There are a few recipes in the directory on the Turnip Page- Turnip Fries, Spiced Turnip with apple, or Turnip Burgers. Asian Greens- this week’s variety is tatsoi. Stems and greens can be eaten raw or cooked and are loaded with nutrients. Watermelon Radish – these are considered a storage radish. Meaning that with proper storage they will last for quite some time in your fridge. These storage radishes are good choices for cooking. You can find some recipes on our Pinterest Boards or these links Watermelon Radish with Rosemary brown butter or Roasted Watermelon Radishes or Butter glazed roasted radishes. Watermelon radishes are so beautiful and really add some color to salads. If you are looking for a salad to brighten a gloomy day try Ginger Carrot Radish Salad Garlic – store at room temperature. Have you tried roasting garlic in a whole head? 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.

Farm Update: After all that wind, we are still here. The row covers can be a challenge when it is windy. The covers were retrieved and sandbags replaced. All is well. With the cooperative weather we have been having, we have started on a few maintenance projects on the farm. We have a pole barn that is mostly for equipment storage. However, this was built many years ago by a previous owner and not exactly done properly. We have had a problem with the middle support failing and the roof was sagging in the middle. We would like to use this structure to store pallets of potting soil and compost so we can take advantage of bulk orders. We need this structure to be sound and dry. The center was jacked up and to our surprise, the center’s main support was not in the ground at all and resting directly on the ground. Due to this, the support was rotted on the inside a few feet up. The center support cross-beam was also damaged. This was repaired also. This will be a temporary fix at this time as we do not know if other supports are suffering the same damage. New support was attached to the support beam on the roof and attached to the middle support above the rot. The sag is gone but we will have to visit this another day. Another project that has started is moving the rhubarb patch. We placed a ground cover where we plan to move our current rhubarb patch. We will expand our planting. This area is in one of our back fields and supposedly –deer don’t eat rhubarb. It is difficult for us to grow in this area due to the deer pressure. They devour anything we seem to plant up here as it is beyond our dog fence and their patrol area. It is said that rhubarb is poisonous to deer and they do not eat it. We shall see…..

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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