Dec 1st-EXT 2020 #4

CSA Share this week

  • Collard Greens
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage – Famosa savoy
  • Lettuce Mix
  • Watermelon Radish
  • Arugula
  • Baby Pak Choi
  • Asian Greens – Vivid (red stem)
  • Mustard Greens (Wave & Mizuna)
  • Hakurei Salad Turnip with Greens
  • Carrots
  • Scallions
  • Garlic
  • Garlic Powder – a special treat

*****Final delivery for 2020 — see you in June!!
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

We hope that you had a bountiful Thanksgiving feast! We are so very thankful that you were part of our CSA this season. Our gratitude is overflowing. The abundance of the season overwhelms us. This was a challenging season in more ways than one. You were there for us and we were there for you. We look forward to nourishing your bellies and your soul in 2021! We will be in touch over the winter with updates and news. Inform us of any email changes. Please share our CSA information with your friends, family, and co-workers. We currently have 50 members that have joined for 2021 already. This is a record for us. Help us reach our goal of 125 members for next season.

Quick TipsGARLIC POWDER!! Only members that join the CSA extension get this special treat. We peel, chop, and dehydrate 8 pounds of garlic to fill 30 jars of powder. This is by far the best garlic powder we have ever had. Garlic is a great immune booster and we can all use some of that. Enjoy! Wash your greens prior to eating! Cabbage -this will store in the fridge. We like roasted cabbage steaks. Carrots- oh so flavorful! Scallions– can be sliced and frozen or blended into dressing. They are also a great addition at the end of a stirfry. Broccoli – Please be sure to give it a swish at home to remove any pests. Yes, you can eat the stalks too! We use a peeler to remove the tougher outer skin and dice ours up and add to stir-fry and curries. We enjoy ours simply sauteed with a bit of butter and minced garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and a splash of vegetable broth. Broccoli soup is one of the easiest. Mustard greens-spicy when raw in a salad or on a sandwich. Milder when cooked. Can be used in addition to the greens in turnip burgers. They cook very quickly when sauteed. Try not to overcook. 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 –these can be eaten raw or cooked – sliced, diced, shredded – the greens can also be eaten. These are a favorite for Turnip Burgers found in the directory. Asian Greens- this week’s varieties are Vivid (red stem) and baby pak choi- 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?

Farm Update: We are working on pre-winter clean up around the farm. This is when we gather items and get them undercover to store until spring. Our outside water sources are shut down before the deep freeze. We put away harvest lugs, trays, pots, ground covers, tarps, row covers, drip tape, wagons, and tractors. The weather has been cooperative so far, but the much colder temps are coming. Our big seed order has been placed with Highmowing Seeds. This is our favorite seed company! Joe has been busy working on the field plan and seeding schedule for 2021. Thanks to your early membership payments we were able to purchase $1900 of Community Supported Seed credit. They offer only certified organic seeds and have a CSS program that allows us to purchase seed credit for 2021 and save 10%. In the next few weeks, we will receive our Organic Certification Application from NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC, which is due in early February. Included in the recertification is our whole plan for the next season. Which varieties we plan to grow, where they will be grown, harvested, stored, and sold. Every year we complete our application and maintain records for our annual inspection. We have been certified organic since 2005 – when we started our farming adventure.

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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