Share Notes 12-6-18

Share Notes 12-6-18

CSA Share Notes:

Here’s this week’s Vegetable line-up:

  • Sweet potatoes—A few extra for everyone. We have a lot to use up and we’re nearing the end of the season!
  • Broccoli—Crunchy and vibrant. When this crop is frosted it turns purple, but it will be bright green when you cook it.
  • Cauliflower—While not perfectly white, this cauliflower is really excellent! It’s much harder to grow than broccoli, so we don’t get as much of it and when we have a good stand, we’re really excited. We hope you like it.
  • Cabbage—Large shares received a nice head or two of green cabbage. We made a wonderful cabbage dish this week of smoked venison sausage, potatoes, apples, a bit on onion and loads of garlic, all slow cooked in a big dutch oven.
  • Leafy Greens—mixed brassica greens, a variety of kales and collards.
  • Acorn Squash—Just about the last of these tasty fellas.
  • Delicata Squash—Small shares received this type. Delicata are a wonderful, highly prized variety our chef clients love. These have been a big hit stuffed with pork sausage, onion, celery, apples, and pecans.
  • Heirloom pumpkins—Large shares. A wide array of varieties went out today. I recommend cutting in half, scooping out seeds, roasting upside down, and then scooping out flesh into 2 cup freezer containers for use in pasta or baking all winter. We’ve stockpiled a good bit at the farm and these pumpkins are delicious.
  • Mixed Turnips—Mixed bags of purple top, scarlet queen, and hakurei turnips. Boil,  then butter and salt ’em. Mmmm!

Veggie Storage tips:

Sweet potatoes will prefer to stay at room temp. Everything else will keep longest stored in the fridge sealed up in a bag.   All root crops should be severed from their tops to keep the roots from getting rubbery.   Everything will need a gentle washing before cooking, but leave the dirt on until you’re ready to use them to prevent spoilage.

Your farmers,

Jess & Justin

Large Share

Large Share:  (top left to right) Broccoli, cabbage, heirloom pumpkin (this one is Tan Cheese), sweet potatoes, bagged mixed turnips, bagged mixed brassica greens, cauliflower and acorn squash.

Small Share


Small share: (top left to right) Cauliflower, delicata squash, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, brassica greens, turnips, broccoli.