Farm Happenings at Root 5 Farm
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Farm Happenings at Root 5 Farm

Long-term storage

Posted on December 29th, 2019
The coming of the New Year marks our final CSA delivery for the season! We hope these bountiful winter CSA boxes have allowed you to stock up on enough potatoes, carrots, cabbage, onions, and squash to get you through these cold months until the earth thaws and we begin harvest again in May. To help... read more »

Behold, the sturdy sheet pan

Posted on December 15th, 2019
In winter I often reach for a sheet pan to make quick, delicious, no fuss weeknight dinners. Dense winter vegetables like potatoes, butternut squash, cabbage, kohlrabi, onions, carrots, beets, and radishes are all perfect for roasting. I cut them up and spread them out on a sheet pan tossed with olive... read more »

Winter Schedule- mark your calendars

Posted on December 4th, 2019
Please note, we're shifting to every other week delivery schedule for Winter CSA Shares. Winter boxes will be bigger than main season boxes to get you through two weeks. Keep in mind, the vegetables in your winter boxes are great for long term storage. Check the Root 5 Farm website for storage tips for... read more »

Winter schedule- mark your calendars

Posted on December 2nd, 2019
Please note, we're shifting to every other week delivery schedule for Winter CSA Shares. Winter CSA boxes will be delivered on Thursdays. Winter boxes will be bigger than main season boxes to get you through two weeks. Keep in mind, the vegetables in your winter boxes are great for long term storage.... read more »

Grateful

Posted on November 21st, 2019
We are so very grateful for the abundant harvest this season, and we hope you feel our pride and happiness as you prepare these foods for your thanksgiving table.  May your Thanksgiving holiday be a time of gratitude towards all that you have and all that you cherish and also a time of flourishing... read more »

Cold Snap

Posted on November 8th, 2019
We've been working long hours and getting creative with our storage space to harvest the remainder of our crops before temps take a sharp turn into the single digits tonight. Even our hardiest crops won't survive this deep freeze. We've packed our root cellar with thousands of pounds of carrots and potatoes,... read more »

Why do vegetables taste sweeter in the winter?

Posted on November 2nd, 2019
When the temperatures drop and frost hits, only the heartiest vegetables are equipped to survive. Some plants (like carrots, kale, spinach, and brussels sprouts) have the ability to convert some of their starch stores into sugar. They do this to keep the water in their cells from freezing. So the adaptation... read more »

Love your vegetables

Posted on October 29th, 2019
Carrot harvest continues... it's a beautiful, tasty, and abundant crop this year. We're storing over 18,000 lbs of carrots so you can eat them all winter until next spring!  read more »

Love your vegetables

Posted on October 25th, 2019