Hi CSA folks!
Boy do we have a week's worth of vegetables for you. Although we are
quickly heading away from the summer all-you-can-eat tomato season, we
still have all those great summer veggies PLUS we are bringing
potatoes, winter squash and a smorgasbord of fall greens!
So we recommend having a dinner party this week, because that may be
the only conceivable way you'll be able to eat it all.
Looking to the weeks ahead, we'll soon start bringing a greater
variety of roots than we already are, with purple top turnips making
an appearance soon, and chinese cabbage heading up as we speak!
Our fields are in full splendor right now, but it's sort of
bittersweet for us, because we know (although we tend to forget) that
in only a few weeks or even days a killing frost will wipe out many of
the summer vegetables. However, most of our cabbage family crops will
be fine, and we plan to cover the basil with row cover fabric to keep
it going for a few weeks yet. We also will still have limited
hoophouse tomatoes and of course more types of salad and cooking
greens than you can shake a stick at.
A little housekeeping: if you haven't paid your final installment,
please get that in to us ASAP. Also, if you have extra clean plastic
shopping bags lying around the house, feel free to bring them to the
distribution and we'll make sure people who forgot their reusable bags
get them to use. Thanks!
This week we're bringing two kinds of squash -- delicata, and pie
pumpkins. The pie pumpkins make a delicious pie, or a pumpkin butter,
or a soup, or a curry, or roasted in the oven. The delicatas are
delicious cut in half and roasted, maybe with some maple syrup if ya
Below, your vegetables for the week: (You have a record 29 items to
take this week!!!)
Tomatoes (if they aren't totally ripe, leave on the counter for a few days)
Beets, candy cane and golden
Daikon radishes (long, asian radish, extremely tasty, good for grating
onto salads or stir frying)
Broccoli or broccoli raab (they are bunched, not heads, this time of
year but this stuff is GREAT in stir fries)
Spicy asian salad mix
Spinach (THE RETURN of THE SPINACH!!)
Arugula (bunched this week, it's getting big and more pungent, so now
it's less of a salad green and more of a braising or stirfrying green)
Lettuce, red and green
Delicata winter squash
Baby pie pumpkins
Onions (last week, as we transition to giving potatoes instead)
-See you all soon!
Aaron and Kara