Share Notes November 7

Share Notes November 7

CSA Share Notes:

  • Baby Pak Choi—This is a tender young Chinese cabbage, excellent used in stir fries, fried rice, curry, pad thai, etc. It can also replace english cabbage in a pinch. Try our Sesame Noodles with Bok Choy (same thing as Pak Choi!)
  • Leaf lettuce—lovely mixed leaves, just needs a quick washing and it’s ready for your table.
  • Radish—Large and regular shares received Easter Egg radishes and Mini shares received our heirloom French Breakfast radish. They’re so pretty with their pink tips. These are excellent on a good slice of  Sola Bread Co. sourdough smeared with salted butter or mashed avocado.
  • Onions— lots of yellow and red onions. These are the last of them!  We’ll have lots more next June.
  • Broccoli— We’ve got a few really lovely heads this week. Large shares only
  • Hakurei Turnips— Large and Regular shares only. These turnips are a fresh-eating salad turnip, juicy and crisp with a super mild, slightly sweet and nutty flavor. These turnips are the best turnips you’ll ever eat. Slice them raw into a salad or sandwich or dip into hummus. They’re fine to cook as well, but are best raw.
  • Delicata Squash— For the Mini shares only this week. These oblong squash are excellent roasted. The skin is edible, no need to peel.
  • Acorn Squash— For the large and regular shares this week. These are beautiful and perfect for slicing into rings and grilling, or roasting in the oven.
  • Spinach— For the large and regular shares this week. A bit sandy but super tasty.
  • Sweet Potatoes—Our fall staple. This is from a different field than what we had for you the first 2 weeks of the season and the quality of these potatoes is even better. Remember, these are our pal Tony Philip’s taters, not grown by us at Red  Moon Farm. They’re not organic, but they are super high quality, and with no nasty anti-sprouting chemicals sprayed on them like most commercial potatoes.

Veggie Storage tips:

Sever roots from their greens so they don’t get rubbery. Store all greens, peppers, eggplant sealed up in bags in the fridge. Persimmons can ripen in the fridge or on your counter. Onions, acorn squash, and sweet potatoes all prefer to stay at room temp.  Everything will need a significant washing before cooking, but leave the dirt on until you’re ready to use them to prevent faster 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:  (top row left to right) Baby Pak Choi, sweet potatoes, bagged leaf lettuce, onions, Easter Egg radishes (2nd row) bagged spinach, broccoli, Hakurei turnips, acorn squash.

 

Regular Share

Regular share:(left to right) Baby Pak Choi, bagged leaf lettuce, onions, Easter Egg radishes, (2nd row) bagged spinach, sweet potatoes, hakurei turnips, and acorn squash.

 

Mini Share

Mini share: (left to right) Baby Pak Choi, bagged leaf lettuce, onions, French Breakfast radishes, (2nd row) Delicata squash, sweet potatoes.