Nov 2- EXT #1 2021

CSA Share this week

Our 2022 CSA Membership renewals are going strong! – help us grow and let your friends and co-workers know about our CSA.

Many of you have already renewed your CSA Membership and we THANK YOU!! Your early payments allow us to budget more effectively and get our supply orders in early. We all realize how important that is these days. We will make our seed & supplies orders in December.

If you are a 2021 CSA Extension Member, you can Early Bird $50 discount extended until 12/3, the end of the Extension Share. If you would like to pay by credit card or PayPal, please let us know and we can have an invoice emailed to you. Paying by check or cash? You can bring your payment to your CSA delivery or mail it to the farm.

Quick Tips:

As always – give your veggies a rinse at home. Your roots (radish, rutabaga, turnip) will store for quite some time with proper storage; add paper towels to bags to absorb excess moisture; Broccoli-please soak again at home; stems are edible-peel outer skin and slice or dice. Napa cabbage can be shredded/chopped all at once or remove individual leaves and work your way through it over time; like any green, it shrinks considerably when cooked Hakurei Turnip-all turnips can be eaten raw; however, this variety is considered a salad turnip and is intended to be eaten raw-sliced, shredded; milder in turnip flavor than standard storage turnip; can be used in recipes calling for turnip; Butternut Squash– not using your whole butternut in one meal – freeze it – here is how Cayenne-chili oil –how to make it – will need to reduce the oil considerably since you have 1 hot pepper but you will be ready with a plan for next season; can be added in tiny pieces to dishes; freeze in bits for later uses; add to your kimchi; When cooking I tend to improvise with recipes and use them as a guide – don’t be discouraged if you are missing an ingredient – substitute if necessary –baking, however, is another story….; When cooking a variety of veggies, cut into different shapes for more texture and visual appeal (julienne, slice, cube, shred, triangle); When roasting veggies try to cut into similar size and shape.

Recipes & Ideas for the week:

For more information about your weekly veggies, you can find storage and usage tips on the Vegetable Directory. We also have Pinterest boards for all veggies.

FARM NEWS: So wet and muddy here on the farm! We are still working on completing the new hoop house. We have the baseboard installed and need to complete the hip boards and end walls before we can put the plastic on. We are still working on end-of-season field clean-up and getting cover crops on all open beds. We also have had a delay in planting the garlic for next season. Hopefully, we can get it planted on Saturday. We have had to change our plans on where we were planting due to the excessive rain we have received. The last big rain filled our rain gauge to 5″ so it may have been more. We still have transplants -lettuce, bok choy, scallions & chard. They will have to go into a hoop house.

2022 CSA Membership – 5 months (20 weeks)

We are extremely grateful for the continued support that we have received. We offer a $50 discount to CSA members that commit to the season early because it aids us with planning for the season. We can also take advantage of some early payment discounts on supplies. These upfront dollars are necessary for us to purchase supplies and keep the farm running. Our farm is solely funded by 100 CSA Memberships. The CSA share has gone up a few dollars for each week of produce received to help cover our increased expenses. We always strive to provide you with an abundance of high-quality nutritious produce. Thank you for allowing us to grow with you.

Your CSA Share is so much more than just veggies. The benefits of membership are:

  • weekly organic seasonal vegetables harvested on our farm
  • the opportunity to invest in your local agricultural economy
  • the knowledge of where and how your food is grown
  • having a relationship with your farmers
  • a chance to connect and learn from fellow CSA members
  • education on how to prepare and store your produce
  • the opportunity to visit our farm and connect with the land

2022 CSA Membership – $650

Early Bird Discount: Pay by check or cash $600 (Ever Green Farm)

Thank you for supporting our small farm!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Feel free to email or text.

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