Season Extension Week 1, October 13, 2016

What's in the box? 

Acorn Squash
Butternut Squash
Red Onions
Carrots
Green Top Beets
Potatoes
Savoy Cabbage
Peppers
Radishes
Romanesco
Spinach
Dino Kale
Garlic

Notes on the box. 

Sorry to not have pictures for the week!  If anyone happens to get a good box pictures and emails it to us we will put it up! 
Squash, onions, potatoes, and garlic should be stored out of the fridge. 
Remove tops from beets, carrots, and radishes for longer storage. 
Looks like that might be the last of the peppers!  It was a good season for them. 
 

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

Deneb is our gouda style.  It's a good melter and pretty mild.  Shred of top of roasted potatoes or romanesco.  Or make a perfect egg and cheese sandwich.  Don't forget the wilted spinach!    Quark is back!  You can flavor this yourself by adding your favorite fresh herbs and some garlic and salt.  My favorite flavor combination is dill and garlic.  Thyme, lemon, and honey is also a really nice addition.  Flavored or plain, the quark is nice dolloped on top of scrambled eggs or salmon at the end of cooking.  Or it's nice on a wrap style sandwich or just spread onto crackers.  Quark, radish, and salt and black pepper on top of a slice of baguette is one of the most perfect snacks. 

Recipes.

Polenta Tart with Asiago and Spinach (or use your Deneb cheese!)

Balsamic Honey Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Slow cooker Butternut Squash, Kale, and Quinoa Stew

 

On the Farm.

This is a busy week as we are wrapping up the Summer season and getting ready for some cold weather.   The lambs and pigs have made their exit and will be heading out to members who have signed up for ELAF and meat shares as soon as butchering and curing is done.  We will send more info about that as delivery day gets closer.  The bees have been taken away by our bee keeper and will be going all the way to California for the Winter!  We are excited to get a taste of the honey they made at our farm soon. 

No pictures were taken this week as the scramble to get things out of the field before the first freeze was on.  We are anxious to see what things look like out in the field after the low temps that were predicted for the night.  We really lucked out on the mild weather this fall.  There's been an increasing number of harvest days with cold fingers, as it should be! 

We likely had the last of the peppers this week.  Romanesco and cauliflower have all put heads on and are done (happened a little quicker than expected with the warm temps well into September and October).  But we still have lots of great veggies coming your way.  The green taste better and better as cold weather sweetens them.  More potatoes, squash, onions, and root veggies will be coming your way next week.  And hopefully some pictures again.  Enjoy your week!  Thanks!

Oh!  If you are interested in some wonderful herbal medicine for the Winter season, please check out our friend Nancy's herbal CSA.  If you order we can deliver it to your drop site.  She grows or wild crafts the herbs and makes the medicine.  Her Red Clover Herbal Apothocary is the best herbal medicine we have had!  Here's the link