Winter weeks 3 & 4; November13, 2014

Whats in the box(es)? 








diakon radish

green top and topped turnips



brussel sprouts

collard greens

winter squash

Notes on the box(es).... 

We tried to harvest some broccoli and kale for you, but it was too frozen.  Kale was crumbling apart and broccoli was frozen solid and thawed into a sad floppy tree.  But the Collards and brussel sprouts did okay during harvest and everything else was gotten before the big cold snap rolled in. 

To store brussel sprouts, snap them off the stalk into a plastic storage bag, seal, and keep in your fridge. 

Cabbage will keep for a looooooong time in your fridge.  Cabbage always keeps for a long time, but adding that this is a storage variety, it can hang out for quite some time.  You may have to remove the outer leaves, but it will still be good.  If you've ever considered making sauerkraut or kimchi, this is a good time!  Did you know that 2 tablespoons of fermented vegetables have as many probiotics as an entire bottle of probiotic supplements?!  And much of our immune system is dependent on healthy gut flora.  So during cold and flu season, it's very important to get some fermented veggies in our systems.  We love a serving of kimchi with a fried egg for breakfast.  Making fermented veggies is a great way to save a lot of money and help your gut flora. And it will make your veggies keep well into the spring while saving space in your fridge!  And all you really need are your veggies and some salt! Give it a try!


[yumprint-recipe id='59']Sauerkraut

Orecchiette with Butternut Squash and Sage

Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Orange Glazed Brussel Sprouts and Butternut

Cabbage and Radish Slaw with Peanut Dressing to be served at room temperature

Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie

One pot Cabbage Casserole

Dijon Roasted Cabbage is a healthy one

and this is Roasted Cabbage recipe with bacon in it. 

On the farm...

     Looking at the 10 day forecast, it seems as though we won't make it above freezing, and will be 20 degrees below average!  We are not equipped to handle the extreme cold in our pack shed.  Also, the greens and broccoli are too frozen to harvest, so what is out of the field is everything that we have to offer!  In an effort to save yourselves and your farmers a trip to your drop site, we have combined the last two deliveries.  So here are the last TWO boxes of vegetables.  A lot of the items don't need to be stored in your fridge, so we hope to not overflow your fridge. 

     So this wraps up the Winter Shares!  We think you will still have local veggies around for your Thanksgiving meal.  Yay!  We are grateful for our CSA members!  Thank you! 

Best way to bring a baby out to the field on a snowy day.
Best way to bring a baby out to the field on a snowy day.
It's hard to make bunches with gloves on, but also hard with cold wet fingers!
It's hard to make bunches with gloves on, but also hard with cold wet fingers!
Harvesting in the snow!
Harvesting in the snow!
Taste testing the snow!
Taste testing the snow!

Happy Winter, everyone!