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Fall CSA Box #3 (Click continue Reading to see whole newsletter)

Posted on October 12th, 2020 by Ayla Dodge

Hello Fall Share members!  Welcome to box #3 already!  This fall weather has been overall very beautiful and great for the crops.  It makes it very enjoyable to be out harvesting when the weather is warm and the skies are sunny.  We still have a great many crops left in the field that we will be storing for winter sales. We plan to do a couple winter deliveries that you will have the chance to sign up for when the time comes.  

The pigs are growing everyday, but we still have lots of pork in our freezer if you want to stock up for winter.  Think of all those hams and pork roasts you could be having...!  

In the box this week:

Scarlet Frills Mustard bunch- great for fresh eating or braising.  Keep in bag in fridge to keep from wilting.  Here's a recipe for Scarlet Frills Salsa Verde

Swiss Chard- This swiss chard is a little smaller but that makes it more tender.  Use for stir fries, egg frittatas, fresh chopped into a spinach salad.  Swiss Chard Potato Frittata

Parsley- Nice big bunches of fresh parsley.  Great in any potato dish or made into a tabbouleh.  Tabbouleh Recipe

Spinach (finally!)- boy, that was a real struggle to get to this point!  Several successions either did not germinate or germinated and were eaten by our plague of grasshoppers that descended upon the lower part of our farm this summer/fall.  The long awaited spinach!  

Potatoes- white storage potatoes that will keep well.  Keep in a bag or in the pantry so they do not turn green.

Winter Squash- butternut squash.  We seem to have a lot more of this than the other squash this year, so that is why you are getting more of it than others.  Butternut Squash Risotto- amazing! using the sage from last week

Butternut squash ravioli- this is a project if you have time! You can also sub the pumpkin for these recipes

pie pumpkin( for eating!)- You can use this pumpkin as a squash too for any squash recipe.   Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Rutabagas- These rutabagas were oddly oblong this year, so we left them with extra stem.  You can use the part where it turns purple on stem but not green. We really enjoy mashed rutabagas with lots of butter or cream and pureed very well.  Mashed Potato and Rutabaga

Garlic- 2 bulbs

Carrots - rainbow carrots for delicious roasting options!

Napa Cabbage- I love all cabbages!  This time of year, they are sweeter too.  Stir fried Napa Cabbage

Several recipes for napa cabbage

Broccoli- Nice heads this week!  Broccoli Carrot Chedder Soup

Turnips or Radishes- Either or this week.  Both can be used grated in a napa slaw or sliced into a salad or stir fried with carrots and broccoli.

Head lettuce- Red Oscarde or small Romaine.  

Garlic Planting time!

more garlic planting...with kids

pumpkin picking in the field!

moving chickens and eating carrots


Have a great week!