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CSA Box 14 (Please Click on Continue Reading to see Whole Newsletter)

Posted on September 7th, 2020 by Ayla Dodge

Hello Members,

Please click on continue reading to see whole newsletter.  Hello!  It looks like its going to be cool week!  We are preparing for a frost tonight, covering greens and harvesting all of the winter squash and peppers.  The turn in the weather comes also with a change in what is in the boxes.  You will notice fall type crops like winter squash, kohlrabi, pac choi, radishes and leeks.  

On the farm this week, the pigs got moved to new pasture.  The cows are enjoying the cooler weather and the broiler chickens are growing every day.  All the fall greens are planted in the ground, but are growing slowly and we hope to get greens in the last 2 boxes. The fall boxes will definitely have a lot of greens in them!  (spinach, arugula, baby kale, braising mix  and lettuces).

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What is in the box this week: 

Thelma Sanders Acorn Squash and Delicata Squash- Store your squash on the counter. They aren't cured yet, so they are not meant to be stored for long. We love delicata as it is about the only squash you can eat the skin on.  It is also very sweet! Roasted Delicata Squash

White Storage Potatoes- Either Russet or Kennebec.  Store these in a dark place paper bag, pantry, cabinet.  melt in your mouth roasted potatoes

Cheese Herb Potatoes

Leeks- We did not have the most amazing leek year.  They are small, so everyone go 3-4.  You can use the whole shaft part up to the leaves. Potato Leek Soup

Purple Pac Choi- This pac choi is crunchy and perfect for a quick stir fry. Keep in a plastic bag or container in the fridge to maintain crispness. Pac choi with peanuts and cilantro

Broccoli- The broccoli this time of year seems to make better heads.  The heat is hard on brassica plants ( cauliflower, broccoli, collards, kale...) 

Dino Kale- This time of year I like to start putting kale in my soups, just chop small thin pieces and toss into any soup at the very end.  I also make an easy dino kale salad similar to this recipe ( I like to add some honey or maple syrup) and it keep for a couple days in the fridge Shredded Kale Salad

Cherry Tomatoes- We are going to get hit with some frosts so this might be the last week for cherry tomatoes.  Its been a good run.  The plants still look amazing!!! 

Tomatoes large- Last of these!  A few for ya this week.  So long summer...

Peppers- red and orange- I think you will get another week of peppers that we will harvest today and store for the boxes, since the frost will likely ruin any fruit left on plant

Radishes- crunchy fresh radishes!  Great in the kale salad or sliced on sandwiches.  TOp them and keep the radishes in a jar of water and that will keep them really crunchy. 

kohlrabi- Kohlrabi is back!  We usually dont grow it in the fall, but I thought I would give it a try and the look great! They are great cut into matchsticks for kids or for a dip.  kohlrabi slaw

Thyme- Thyme is a great soup herb, or herb to use with your potatoes!  drying herbs

cilantro- lots of ways to use cilantro!  slaw, tomato salsa, stir frys...

hoophouse peppers!

cows on lush pasture!

cilantro harvest at its best

Have a great week!
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