CSA Newsletter – Week 17 – October 11, 2017

by jennifer on October 11, 2017

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NEXT WEEK IS THE LAST WEEK FOR THE MAIN SEASON SUMMER SEASON CSA. We recommend that you bring some shopping bags to transfer your box contents into and leave the wax box behind. And please return any other wax CSA boxes you may be sitting on.

STORAGE SHARES WILL BE DELIVERED NEXT WEEK AT WHATEVER PICK UP SITE YOU ARE CURRENTLY USING. IT WILL CONSIST OF 2 LARGE SIZED CSA BOXES AND WILL BE HEAVY, SO BE PREPARED TO LUG ALL OF THAT GOODNESS HOME.

EARLY FALL SHARES START THE WEEKEND OF OCT. 28. WE STILL HAVE SHARES AVAILABLE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
orange carrots
yellow and purple carrots, topped
fingerling potatoes-Russian banana
yellow onions
yellow and red cipollini onions
delicata squash
buttercup sqaush
beets or chard
kale
kohlrabi
lettuce

NEW VEGGIE DESCRIPTION:
Russian banana potatoes: These are a delicious yellow fingerling with dense, waxy flesh. Ideal for oven roasting, potato salad, and stews.
Cipollini onions: You got a red and yellow one. They are flat, Italian frying onions that sweeten up when you cook them. Try caramelizing and adding to pizza.
Buttercup squash: Very similar to kabocha. The flesh is sweet, dense, and a little on the dry side of the scale. It is a good one for soups or can be stuffed and baked.
Purple and yellow carrots: These are wonderful cooking carrots. You can eat them raw, but they aren’t as sweet and tender as the orange ones. The flavor really shines when oven roasted or in a soup. The purples are particularly good.
Delicata: Most everyone on the crew has had one and they are sweet and ready to eat. The jury is still out on the other types. I’ll have to do a great squash cook-off soon and let you know.

 

WRAPPING IT UP:
We have been making good headway on the fall wrap-up chores. Most of the covercrop is planted and sprouting (despite the crows.) The last big push is to harvest the remainder of the potatoes. We planted an absurd amount this year, so it is taking awhile to get them all in.
Once that is done, we will turn out attention to cleaning and organizing the barns and greenhouses. Yes, it is time to put away our toys and prepare for the floods that hopefully will not come. We are all yearning for November when CSA and Markets are only a weekend affair and we can all get a little more personal time.

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