We had a tremendous week last week preparing for the frosts of this early week. Thanks to the hard working crew and good friends we got all the winter squash in and stashed away for the winter. The final trailer load we took to the foodbank this Tuesday. Some 3,000 pounds of good food for our Walla Walla neighbors. It feels good to be able to share when nature grants us unprecedented bounty. In your box this week we are featuring the first of many winter squash to come: the Kabocha. Its got a bright orange meaty interior that's good for baking for sweet treats or cubing and roasting for savory dishes. All the squashes will store best in someplace relatively warm as they cure and sweeten. They will be better for eating after a couple of weeks of decorating your table. And should be good if saved and divvied out all the way into the new year.
For those of you who choose the "Flex" share for the 2019 season, some of your subscriptions might soon be coming to a close. If you would still like to get boxes, you can order them on a one time/weekly basis through the farmstand feature in Harvie, or sign up for the remainder of the season with a new share. We'll keep packing out goodness until the end of November for the main season and then hope to offer some additional boxes in December.
Happy Eating, Emily