Week 18; October 6, 2016

What's in the box? 

Green Top Carrots
Potatoes
Red Onions
Cauliflower (large and medium)
Green Beans (large and medium)
Kale
Butternut Squash
Spinach
Bell Peppers
Romanesco
Acorn Squash
Radishes

Notes on the box. 

Remove tops from Carrots and Radishes for storage. 
Potatoes, onions, and squash should be stored outside of the fridge.  Everything else can go in the fridge. 
Green beans in October?!?! The warmer weather makes for a nice end to the season. 

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

The Circle of the Sun is really nice and sweet!  We are training Liberty in as a cheese maker and this is the first cheese that she helped to make back in May.  Well, she actually helps with all of the cheese making by milking the cows and taking care of their grazing.  But now she's helping even more!  This cheese is a good melter for adding to recipes, if you can resist eating it all up on its own. 
The ricotta is perfect for a nice butternut squash and spinach lasagna.  It will last in the fridge for about 2-3 weeks. 

Recipes.

Blissful Butternut Squash Soup with coconut milk.  Thanks for the recipe, Paula! 

Dry Fried Green Beans with Garlic

Cauliflower Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna I made this but used sage instead of basil. Super Tasty!

Spinach and Potato Patties from NY Times

Cauliflower Gratin From NY Times

 

On the farm.

Last week for regular season deliveries! If you have an Eat Like a Farmer or Eat Like a Vegetarian Farmer Share, your deliveries will continue automatically for another 4 weeks.  If you signed up for the regular summer season and would like to keep getting veggies for 4 more weeks, we have some season extension shares available.  Last week I sent the wrong link.  Sorry about that!  If you want to add the season extension (with optional cheese and eggs) click here!  Please let me know if you have any trouble or any questions. 

It has been a wonderful season.  We are so grateful that we get to be your farmers.  We are changing up our survey questions and once we get it done, we will send that out to you.  Your feedback is important and we make decisions based on member feedback in balance with our needs and goals as your farmers. 

We have had help from an amazing farm crew this season.  They will be sticking around to help out with the season extension shares.  This type of farming at our scale is very labor intensive and requires a lot of resilience and a positive attitude and a lot of physical strength.  Our crew this season has met every challenge and have been fun and wonderful to work with!  We lucked out again this season!  A big huge thanks to Hannah, Anna, Miranda, Andrew, Aimee, Liberty, and Haley for making this season a success.  And thanks to you for your dedication to local, Organic foods and supporting a small family farm.  We couldn't do it without you! 

We will send out an email letting you know when we start accepting sign-ups for 2017 season.  It will likely be in January when you are dreaming about fresh local veggies.  Till then (or till next week)!