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Farm Happenings for October 10, 2020

Posted on October 8th, 2020 by Janet Aardema

So many ::REMINDERS:: this time of year...After admiring the giant Chinese Cabbage pictured above, read on for important info.

** The current Farm Share season ends just before Thanksgiving. The final Saturday share of this season is Nov 21. Some every-other-week members have their final share on Nov 14. Log in anytime and check your specific details.

**All current members were sent an email about Auto-Renewal that is happening October 20th so that current members get first choice of our Farm Share spots for 2021. Multiple more reminders headed your way along with additional details.  (Sign up opens to the public soon after auto-renewal of current members.) 

**After Farm Shares are created each Thursday, this software now functions as a Digital FarmStand. Welcome to those who are placing one-time orders here through that function!

**Eggs! We are now offering Eggs from our friends' farm through Harvie. Robert Hutchinson of Deer Run Farm of Amelia and Steve Ault of Ault's Family Farm are no longer going to market and therefore need an outlet for their fantastic eggs from their pastured chickens. Both feed supplemental non-gmo grain, as chickens require feed in addition to pasture. We've been to both of their farms and attest to their farming practices as well as the delicious quality of their eggs. We'll be able to continue this if enough people order them with their Farm Share. You'll find them to order in the "Extras" section here. At pick up, look for Eggs in a cooler, separate from vegetables/green boxes. 

GINGER continues to be available this week. In this climate, we harvest Ginger at the "baby" stage which means the skin is so thin you don't need to peel before using. It is incredibly tasty and medicinal. It doesn't stay turgid in the fridge for much more than a week but it freezes wonderfully. You can grate just what you need for a dish (or tea) from a frozen piece. Use the stalks/stems for tea and soup.  

Our Sweet Japanese Turnips are new for a lot of people. Enjoy them raw on top of a green salad or roast them and drizzle with a balsamic reduction, or include them in a soup. Here's a photo, below, from our archives as an example of how delicious these roots are raw! The little three-year-old in the photo is now almost 9. 

Cabbages and Scallions and Radishes have also recently re-joined our harvest list. (We love the cycle of the seasons! That's one reason we are farmers!) Check out our Pinterest page of recipe ideas (organized by vegetable) for suggestions. Maybe this is the week you explore a new vegetable! Carrot harvest will hopefully begin in the next couple of weeks. Cross your fingers those delights are sizing up nicely underground. 

Blessings on your meals, and keep masking up and washing your hands, plus staying home whenever possible ~

Janet, Dan, & the whole Broadfork crew (Julie, Caity, Karen, Ray, Diana, Rachel, Mare, and the kids: Sylvie, Joren, Elletta, and Beckett)
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