Season Extension Week 4; October 25, 2018

What’s in the box?

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onions
watermelon radish, black radish, and salad turnip mix
red russian kale
collards
parsley
potatoes
carrots
squash mix
beets
garlic
arugula
spinach
baby bok choy

Notes on the box.

It’s the last vegetable delivery of the 2018 season!
the radishes will keep for a long time in your crisper. Our favorite thing to do with them is to shred them and add them to tacos or to slice them thinly and use them in place of crackers with cheese (especially our flavored quark) or quarter them and add to a veggie tray with your favorite veggie dip or hummus.
This week we made a squash lasagna (butternut or pumpkin are the best for this recipe) and served it with a spinach and arugula salad. It was really good!
The Arugula is some of the very best we have had. It’s really tender and very sweet and mild. Really nice in a salad or made into an arugula pesto.
The baby bok choy has been finding its way into stir fry and curry around here.
Store potatoes in a dark place out of the fridge. Squash, garlic, and onions should be stored out of the fridge. Everything else should be stored in the fridge. Greens will keep best in a plastic bag.

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

This week we have ricotta and our soft ripened cheese, First Snow. The first snow is just beginning to ripen and the center is still firm. Eaten now, it is nice sliced and served on crackers with jam or with cured meats. Or on sandwich or grilled cheese. If you let it sit in the fridge for a few more weeks the cheese will become more gooey and spreadable.
The Ricotta is great in pasta dishes or on toast with honey or with olive oil, salt and pepper.

If you are sad about the cheese share ending, you can come get Cosmic Wheel Creamery cheese at the following Winter Markets:
Mill City Market inside the Mill City Museum - November 10, 17 and December 1, 8, 15
Neighborhood Roots Markets at Bachman’s - November 11, January 26, March 23

Recipes.

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy
Kale and Chorizo Soup (Caldo Verde)
Arugula Pesto
Butternut Squash and Broccoli Rabe Lasagna -you can also use the kale/arugula for greens in this recipe if you don’t have your leaf broccoli anymore

On the Farm.

The last delivery! We are so grateful for you all. Thank you so much for letting us be your farmers. We will send an email as soon as we open sign-ups for the 2019 season (likely in January). A giant huge enormous thanks also to our incredible farm crew! Andrew, Archer, and Hannah really did an amazing job. We feel so fortunate to know and to be able to work with them.


some photos by our crew! Thanks Archer, Andrew, and Hannah!!

Season Extension Week 3; October 18, 2018

What’s in the box?

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Salad Turnips
Watermelon Radishes
leaf broccoli
beets
pie pumpkin
carrots
Arugula (bagged)
Spinach (bagged)
brussels sprouts
thyme
bok choy
onions
garlic

Notes on the box.

Remove tops from turnips and radishes for best storage. Tops are edible, so you can save them. We like them chopped, and sautéed till wilted with garlic and butter. These greens and the leaf broccoli are so good cooked down and served with their juices on top of some cheesy polenta.
Store onions, garlic, and pie pumpkin outside of the fridge. Everything else should be stored in the fridge.
Directions for roasting beets. Having roasted beets cut up and ready to go in the fridge makes a great addition to spinach and arugula salad with some toasted nuts and honey mustard vinaigrette.

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

This week we have some of our Lyra Cheese that is washed in wine. I often discard the rind of our cheeses, but this one is nice to eat. Washing the rind in wine gives a nice subtly fruity notes to the cheese.
The Cygnus is an alpine style. To get the nice round holes that are usually found in Swiss cheese, specific aging temperatures have to be met. Since we have a small aging space for all of our cheeses, we aren’t able to create the specific temperatures needed to get those round holes. instead we have some open texture in the cheese, but not holes, exactly. I do like the flavor even though the appearance isn’t what I was hoping for. Hope you enjoy it, too.

Recipes.

Creamy Polenta with Braised Greens and Poached Eggs

Momofuko Turnip Pickle Recipe. Our dear friend and member Nona shared this recipe. Try adding radishes, too!

On the Farm.