Week 17; September 28, 2017

What's in the box?  

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Onions
Garlic
Radishes
Red peppers
Sage
Spinach
Carrots
Butternut squash
Red Potatoes  m/l
Cauliflower m/l
Broccoli m/l
Salad Turnips m/l

Notes on the box.  

Store Onions, Garlic, Butternut, and Potatoes out of the fridge.  
Everything else should be stored in the fridge.  Removes tops from Radishes and Salad Turnips for longer storage.  Tops are edible.  
Keeping in line with the amazing cucurbit year we've had (remember all those cukes and zukes?!) we are looking at quite the year for Winter Squash.  These are by far the highest yields on the largest Winter Squash we have had.  Good news for all you folks into Hygge.  Winter Squash is about as Hygge a veggie as you can get, right? Winter Squash is a good storage veggie and will keep for at least a month (probably longer) just hanging out while you make it through your other more perishable veggies first.  Our buddy Paul Huttner says we might have another 80 degree day coming next week, but maybe we will want to turn on the oven to roast things and get cozy soon... and Winter Squash will be waiting for you.

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

Grab a baguette!! The soft ripened cheese is one that I'm only able to make when the weather is cooler.  This one is a little stinkier and has more fruity notes than the batch you got in the spring.  I was experimenting with a different starter culture.  I can't say that I prefer it, so I'll be switching back to the other culture.  This cheese is ripe and ready to eat.  You don't have too long.  It will be best eaten within a week or so.  Before you dig in, unwrap it and give it a little time to warm up and breathe.  It pairs really nicely with something sweet.  Honey or fruity jam.  
The hard cheese is called Tarazed.  Some folks get a piece with some wild blue creeping in. I love to grate it and mix it with breadcrumbs and sprinkle on top of gratins or roasted veggies.  

Recipes.

Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

Martha Stewart Spinach Recipes

Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

On the Farm.

One more week of the main season and then 4 more weeks for those with the season extension or Eat Like a Farmer or Vegetarian Farmer Shares.  We're coasting out of the main 18 week season on warm weather and not a sign of frost and lots of produce still. Nary a cold morning of wet numb fingers and heavy clothing. So we may open up a few more season extension shares if people are interested. Send an email.  These last five weeks will be heavy on some storage items like potatoes, squash, onions, garlic, carrots, and beets. But also plenty of cold hardy greens, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and maybe romanesco. The last delivery of the extended season will be November 2. 

 

Forecast for Next Week. 

Much of the same
Plus Brussel sprouts