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Blackbrook Farm CSA FallBox #2!!

Posted on October 7th, 2019 by Ayla Dodge

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Thank you to everyone that made it out to the harvest party yesterday! It turned out to be a lovely fall day and a great turnout! We really appreciate meeting new members and seeing new faces.  There were so many young kids, too!  It was great!

This is the 2nd box of Fall Shares!  If you are half share, your box is delivery every other week. Please remember to check if this is your week or not.  Full shares are delivered every week.  When your box is delivered on Thursday, a delivery email is sent out.  EVERY one at that dropsite gets that email, even if you do not get a box that week. So it is important for you to know which weeks you pick up.  Please email me with questions. Here is information on how to access when and where to pick up your box

This week you will notice that you can sign up for Organic Honeycrisp or Sweet 16 Apples!  Our very good friends down the road from us Earthsong Fibers, have lovely organic apples for sale that we will be sticking in the box if you sign up.  If you are like me, it is hard to trust what happens to apples before they get to your kids mouths.  These folks don't use any sprays and also have apples that are not "perfect" because of it.  They are varied in size and have specks and odd shapes sometimes, but they taste great and store well, too. These apples are very good!

Here is what you may have in your box:

Storage Radishes- Purple and watermelon bunch Great for kimchi, quick pickles, etc...- You can top these and store them in a container in the fridge.  

Roasted Radish with Herbed Tahini Sauce

Pickled Radish

Winter Radish Recipes

Golden Beets- these are my favorite beets as they are very sweet.  They are really great grated with potatoes and fried into a hash.  Stores for months in the fridge in a container.

Spicy Greens and Golden Beet Salad

Roasted Golden Beets with Balsamic Glaze

Broccoli- A nice big head or a couple smaller ones.

Kung Pao Broccoli

Peppers- sweet and bell- We had our last picking today.  The weather is turning for the colder and we will not have these going forward!

Winter Squash assortment 2- acorn, black futsu, carnival and/or spaghetti- 2 squash per member.  

Roasted Futsu Squash with Jasmine Kale

Dino Kale bunch- Most of the bunches are the dazzling blue purple variety we grew with year.  So pretty! 

Awesome Kale Salad

Sage bunch- Sage is great with roasted veggies!  You can also hang it until it is dried down and crumble it into an airtight container.

Sage Recipes

Red onions- Goes well with everything!

White Salad Turnips- These are great as a snack.  Or chopped into a salad.  They are a sweet version of a radish!

Spicy Asian Green Mix (arugula, tatsoi, mizuna, baby kales)- This is a great mix of spicy and mild nutrient dense greens.  You can wilt it and put it with pasta or eat it as a fresh salad with your favorite dressing.

Red Tomatoes 1-2 - Last week for tomatoes!

Fennel- some get this- As always, fennel is really great with a marinara or a cream sauce for pasta.  You can use the fronds, too!

Green cabbage- some get this- This cabbage will store for month in the fridge.  Just peel any outer soft layers off first.

pac choi- some get this- This is great stir fried with soy sauce, a little sugar, sesame oil and ginger and garlic!!!


big broccoli!!

apple pressing at the harvest party!

On the pick list next week?!!

Weather depending:

Potatoes from Threshing Table Farm


Spring Mix/head lettuce

Winter Squash







maybe more?

Have a great week!