Week 18, October 5, 2017

What's in the box?  

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Potatoes (medium and large)
Carrots
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Garlic
Golden Beets (some medium and large)
Onions
Delicata Squash
Black Futsu Squash
Sweet Peppers (medium and large)
Cilantro
Spinach
Brussels sprouts

Notes on the Box.

This is the last box of our main season CSA!  If you have an Eat Like a Farmer or an Eat Like a Vegetarian Farmer Share or a season extension, you will get 4 more deliveries.  

Store onions, potatoes, garlic, and squash out of the fridge.  Everything else should be stored in your fridge.  
So glad to get these beautiful and tasty Brussels in the last box.  They aren't really frost sweetened as they often are at this time of year, but they are tasty enough that Sadie has been eating them raw as a snack.  I'm not going to suggest that for everyone to try, but I do think it's at least partially a testament to how yummy they are.  (Though it's also a testament to how much Sadie likes to eat). Our very favorite way to eat them is to cut the little stem nub off the end, cut the sprout in half top to bottom, and roast with a little olive oil and salt and pepper until they are tender.  We roast at 400 for about 30 to 40 min.  
The Black Futsu is my favorite squash to roast in half moons.  The skin is edible and the roasted squash has a nice chestnut kind of flavor.  It's also a good keeper and so beautiful, so you can keep it around as a festive fall decoration.  Be sure to wash off the squash before roasting since there's often dirt in the crevices and bumps.  

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

Last delivery has two of my favorites.  Circle of the Sun from earlier this spring and our garlic dill quark. Try it as a veggie dip for those red peppers and carrots! Sorry about the ones without labels - computer troubles.  

Recipes.

Winter Panzanella from Smitten Kitchen

More soon!  

On the Farm. 

Thank you for joining us this season!  Josh wrote really nice reflection on the season and his gratitude for being able to be your CSA farmer.  Unfortunately we had a computer break down and it got lost.  I hope he's able to rewrite that after deliveries this evening and we can update the blog.  But here's the summary...  WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT OUR AMAZING CREW AND OUR AMAZING MEMBERS!  Thank you for supporting our small, local, Organic, and family run farm.  We are here to keep this piece of land healthy with soil full of life, carbon sequestering grasses, respected and loved animals, and nourishing and delicious food!  We are here to keep the countryside diverse and thriving.  To grow food with respect and reverence.  But we would not be here without our CSA members allowing us to be resilient.  We love you so much and are so grateful to be able to be your farmers.