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Fall CSA Box #2 (please click on Continue Reading to see whole newsletter)

Posted on October 5th, 2020 by Ayla Dodge

Hello Fall Share Members! This week on the farm looks like it will warm up a bit for us to comfortably dig the rest of the potatoes, plant our garlic for next year, and do general farm clean up and harvest!  We love these fall days!  The chilly mornings are great for harvests of crops that like it cold (broccoli, kale, radishes, etc...) and then it warms up enough to get our hands in the dirt.  

If you are interested in a pork share we have a lot of pork in inventory right now! Time to stock up on meat for the winter.  We also have many chickens and half chickens and we will be butchering in a few weeks and will have many more!  Sign up here


In the box this week: 

Fennel- This is a great vegetable for roasting.  Store in a plastic bag to keep fresh.  Cast Iron Roast Chicken with Fennel and Carrot

Purple Diakon Radish- Storage radish that is crisp, sweet and great for kimchi, roasting, eating fresh and more! Diakon Radish Salad

Kimchi Fried Rice


Braising Greens Bunch- This was bagged last week but it is bigger now so we are bunching it- still great for fresh eating, or you can braise it too.  

bag of arugula- spicy, zesty fresh!  

Curly Kale bunch- Kale Salad

Purple Potatoes- These are high in antioxidants and store well. About 1.5 lbs.  Roasted Purple Potatoes

Broccoli- Fall broccoli is the best! Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Carrots- 1.5 lbs fresh, crisp, sweet carrots.  These are like candy for the kids and pocket snacks for me!  Also, great roasted with a little maple syrup, olive oil or butter and salt.   Maple Roasted Carrots

Celeriac- like celery but a root, for soups, stocks, mashing. I used it in a creamy bolognese 

sage- great for roasting with potatoes!

Red Radishes- Radish Toast with butter and arugula

Salad Turnips- We have a glut of these so you have been getting a lot of them!  I hope you are enjoying eating them in various ways.  Roasted, grilled, raw, grated into salad.  A bunch of recipes for salad turnips

Onions- storage onions, can't go wrong with these.

Delicata winter squash and Acorn Squash- Risotto with Roasted Winter Squash

Kids in fall carrot bed

Harvesting kale at 34 weeks


what's in the box next week?


fall cabbage!?

red radishes



Swiss chard

Winter Squash




Have a great week!