Share Notes 11-8-18

Share Notes 11-8-18

CSA Share Notes:

We’ve passed the half-way point and have 3-5 weeks remaining this season, all depending on how the crops grow.

We’re nearing Thanksgiving on Thursday Nov. 22nd so I want to give you a heads up about that week.  The plans is that we’ll have a harvest on Nov. 15th and then we’ll take the week of Thanksgiving off from harvest and delivery and resume on November 29th.

In other big news, our first frost of the season is coming this weekend and it will take out a lot of the warm season crops you’ve been getting: beans, squash, cucumbers, peppers. We’ve been waiting for quite some time on the cool weather crops (kale, chard, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, root crops) to grow large enough for harvest but with how wet their roots are from all the rain, and how little the sun has shone this past month, they’re still creeping along. Next week might be a pretty small harvest, and then I know the crops will appreciate the week off during Thanksgiving to catch up.

Now on to your vegetable line up!

  • Broccoli—The large shares are receiving the first cutting of broccoli this season! We hope there is loads more in store for you over the next month.
  • Cucumbers—A nice helping of slicing cucumbers and picklers (you might get one variety, you might get both, it just depends how it all works out when we’re packing the shares.)
  • Winter Squash—Everyone is receiving lovely acorn squash this week. We made this sausage and apple stuffed squash recipe last night and it was a huge hit.
  • Summer Squash—Small amounts of squash to go around this week.
  • Zucchini—Just a bit of zucchini for y’all this week.
  • Beans—Dragons Tongue beans to all the shares. Enjoy the end of the beans!
  • Hot peppers—Poblanos and jalapeños are ready for you this week. These great variations on stuffed peppers are a great way to beat the chilly weather coming our way.
  • Sweet peppers—A nice handful of both Italian and Bell peppers to everyone this week.
  • Sweet potatoes—Another share of this great fall staple. If you haven’t made sweet potato soup yet this year, this is one of our favorite recipes.

Veggie Storage tips:

Winter squash and sweet potatoes will prefer to stay at room temp. Everything else will keep longest stored in the fridge sealed up in a bag.   Everything will need a gentle washing before cooking, but leave the dirt on until you’re ready to use them to prevent spoilage.

We’d love to hear stories and recipes of your culinary adventures this week. Send us a note or post a comment of how you’ve used your CSA share.

Your farmers,

Jess & Justin

Large Share

Large Share from top left: Broccoli, zucchini, Dragons Tongue beans, cucumbers (second row) Acorn Squash, summer squash, jalapeños, poblanos, (third row) Italian Peppers, bell peppers, and Sweet potatoes across the bottom.

Small Share

Small Share from top left: Zucchini across the top, Italian squash, sweet potatoes, Dragon’s Tongue Beans, summer squash, (bottom row) bell peppers, cucumbers, acorn squash, jalapeños, and poblanos.