Week 15; September 15, 2016

What's in the box? 

Radishes
Sweet Onions
Green Onions
Delicata Squash
Garlic
Savoy Cabbage
Broccoli or Cauliflower
Sweet Peppers
Cucumber
Lettuce
Tomato
Carrots (medium and large)
Green Top Beets (medium and large)
 

Notes on the box. 

Tomato, Garlic, and squash should not go in the fridge, but everything else should.  Remove tops from roots of radishes and beets for best storage.  Tops of both are edible. 
The recently endless rains have caused for quite a bit of disease on our second planting of cucumbers, making the harvest very light.  The rain also pools on the leaves of things like cabbage, nappa, bok choy, and it can pool on the top of the broccoli making for shorter shelf life or bad leaves on the inside for the plants.  We try to catch these things, but sometimes they are not visible until you cut into the vegetable.  Apologies for any quality issues that may come up. 
The first squash of the season!  The skin of Delicata squash is tender and edible.  Enjoy!  There will be more squash on the way. 
Wrong once again about the green beans.  I know I've said this for the last 2 weeks, but here's another...  green beans next week.  Hope they are good, that's an awful lot of anticipation for some beans!!

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Share.

This week we have two addictive cheeses!  Tarazed is crumbly and salty and makes for a great snacking cheese.  I love it with a red ale.  It's also good to shred on top of stuffed peppers or stuffed squash.  And cheese curds!  Have you tried putting a few into a bowl of chili or veggie soup as you serve it?  They soften and are a wonderful addition.  

Recipes.

Stuffed Delicata Squash (you can sub cabbage or beet greens for kale in this recipe)

Parmesan Herb Roasted Delicata Squash

Roasted Radishes

Creamy Cucumber an Radish Salad

On the Farm.

Harvest Party will be on Sunday, September 25.  We will gather starting at 2 and enjoy potluck food.  Farm will provide meat and cheese and roasted squash.  Join us for Farm tours, meeting animals, and pulling your own carrots and seeing veggies in the field.  There is plenty of space for free ranging kids and others to explore.  If you have any tractor fanatics in your family, they will not be disappointed!