Season Extension Week 1

What’s in the box?

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green top beets
bagged spinach
parsley
radishes
salad mix/ braising mix
cauliflower
romanesco
peppers
red onions
carrots
winter squash (either Butternut or Black Futsu squash)

Notes on the box.

Some members got Butternut Squash and some got Black Futsu. It was a terrible year for Butternut, so we apologize that not all members got it this year. The Black Futsu is really delicious, though. The skin is edible and it’s also a nice squash for stuffing. You can use it in any recipe that calls for acorn squash, but it tastes better and is an heirloom variety. Yum!
Romanesco might be new to some. It’s quite beautiful and you can use it as you would cauliflower. Our favorite way to cook it is… roasting! Cut it into floretes and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and then roast until tender and browned on the edges.

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Season Extension Shares.

Moonglow aged a year and a half! and Garlic Dill Quark. The Moonglow is nice shredded on roasted veggies (cauliflower or romanesco) or stuffed peppers or squash. The Garlic Dill Quark is great served with roasted beets in a salad or roasted carrots. Or on toast with sliced radishes.

Recipes.

Whole Roasted Romanesco - If you are looking for something very dramatic to put on the table, this would do it!
Roamesco Pasta with Apples and Curry
Butternut Squash with Curry and Spinach
Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers with Lentils
Peppers Stuffed with Ground Beef

On the Farm.

Last week we had a really fun time with our neighbors at Steady Hand Farm who invited us to do a cheese making demo for their annual Lucy Laney Kids on the Farm Day. Students got to rotate between several stations on the farm to learn about different aspects in agriculture and food including cheese making, cider pressing, cooking, bread baking, bee keeping, vegetable growing, sheep and goats, and wildlife of the area. It’s always a great time and we are so happy to get to participate. Thanks to Steady Hand and to the students and teachers of Lucy Laney and all who donated to get the kids out to the farm!

Thanks to all who have signed up for the season extension! Enjoy turning on the stove and spending some cozy time in the kitchen.