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CSA Box 16 (Please Click on Continue Reading to see Whole Newsletter)

Posted on September 21st, 2020 by Ayla Dodge

Hello all!

THIS IS THE LAST BOX!! It is hard to believe the season is coming to an end!  We still have ALOT of crops in the ground and look forward to the next 4 weeks of harvesting sweet fall veggies for the Fall Share.  A few of the crops that did not make it into the main season share like spinach, storage radish, rutabaga and braising greens will be in the fall boxes.  If you want to sign up still you can HERE

We thank you for supporting local food and our small family farm.  We will be planning a few deliveries to the cities (limited dropsites) over the winter for root storage crops and meat.  We also have been experimenting with dry beans, wheat and cornmeal and if those turn out we will also have those as add-on options.  Stay tuned for sign up options in the coming months.

Don't forget that you can always order meat through our website anytime for home delivery too! Meat share sign ups

In the box this week you may have:

Storage Cabbage- These cabbages can store for months in the fridge.  They are nice and sweet having been through a frost or 2 at this point.  Healthy Coleslaw

Purple Napa Cabbage-  Some of you got one big one and some 2 small ones- they didn't all head up like we had wanted them too, but you can use ALL the leaves on a napa cabbage.  Asian Ramen Napa Cabbage Salad

Acorn Squash- This classis squash is great cut in half and roasted with butter and maple syrup or brown sugar! Herb Roasted parmesan Acorn Squash

Buttercup/red Kabocha Squash- These do not store as well so use soon!  keep on counter or in pantry or cupboard.  Roasted Kabocha Squash

Arugula- Great mixed with greens for a spicy fresh salad, put on sandwiches or wilted into a noodle or rice dish.   Lots of Arugula recipes

Spring Mix- Finally we have salad mix again!  It has been a while and we had some issues with white flies, rot and grasshoppers, but it is looking an tasting good now! 

Broccoli- Fresh sweet broccoli heads! Keep in a plastic bag to keep crisp.

Peppers- Still coming out of the hoophouse strong.  3 for you this week.

Radishes- Spicy, crisp, crunchy.  sliced on a sandwich, into a salad or roasted! 

Salad Turnips- these are back!  So sweet, definitely a kid favorite around here.  Don't forget that you can cook up the greens, too!  Farro Salad with Turnips and Greens

Parsley- A great versatile herb for pasta dishes, salads, and more.  Spaghetti Carbonara


Potatoes- do no refrigerate potatoes as the will sweeten up too much and become less starchy.  

Carrots- orange carrots this week- so sweet!  

Popcorn (half shares)- use these as a decoration for at least a month in order to let them dry down before taking them off stalk and popping them.  They actually make great popcorn when dried!

Brussels Sprouts (half shares) about 2 lbs- So great roasted with bacon! Roasted Brussel Sprouts


Here is a note from Red Clover Herbal Apothecary about their Winter Herbal Share:

Hello to all,

It is that time of year again when cold and flu season are rolling around, not to mention all the other challenges we are facing with Covid. My remedies can help your immune system stay strong through these fall/winter months.  This year our Fall/Winter Herbal share includes the following:
  • Elderberry Syrup
  • Winter Wellness Plant Extract
  • Winter Warming Elixir (aka ‘Fire Cider’)
  • Herbal Sore Throat Spray with Propolis
  • Cold Season Herbal Tea Blend
cost of basic share - $75.00
optional add-ons are also available
Detailed information and description about the Fall/Winter share can be found at
Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
peppers and baby bump!
Cows on pasture
Have a great fall/winter!