Week 16; September 26, 2019 LAST MAINSEASON DELIVERY

What’s in the box?

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salad turnips
radishes
cilantro
peppers
cabbage
Brussels sprouts tops
arugula (spinach in small shares)
leeks
garlic
delicata squash
carrots
spicy salad/braising mix
carrots
white pumpkin (decorative)

Notes on the box.

Garlic and Delicata squash and white pumpkin do not need to be refrigerated. Everything else should be stored in the fridge. The skin of the Delicata squash is thin and edible. No need to peel it or to roast it and scoop the flesh out as you would with pumpkin. The White pumpkin is decorative. We haven’t tried eating one yet, but I think it’s similar to a regular jack-o-lantern which is edible, but not the tastiest pumpkin.
Brussels sprouts tops are really tasty! Harvesting them will help more of the sprouts on the stalks size up and we get to eat the yummy greens. Use as you would kale or another hearty green.
If you have too many peppers in your crisper drawer, I like to dice them up and freeze them raw. They are good for stir fries and things. You can put them straight from the freezer bag into the cooking pan, no need to thaw.

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Share.

Squeak perfect cheese curds! and my favorite Circle of the Sun. Have you tried adding your cheese curds into a bowl of chili or vegetable soup? It’s a very tasty addition!

Recipes.

Roasted Squash with Chile Lime Vinaigrette - recipe calls for acorn squash, but delicata can be prepared the same way.
Delicata, Pomegranate, and Arugula Salad
Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
Cabbage Hashbrowns!
Chicken Leek Pie

On the farm.

It’s the last delivery of the main season! We are so grateful to all of you for committing to local food and farmers. There are lots of places that you can get local food and also “local” food. But buying direct from the farmer is a great way to ensure you are getting local food! We thank everyone who was able to make it out to the farm this season and hope to meet more of you in the future.
We have big plans for this winter that include making a “How to CSA” booklet with tips to get the most out of your CSA to include in the first delivery next season. If you have suggestions and advice for your fellow CSA members, we would be happy to share them! We will be reaching out to members as we seek ways to improve what we do and we always welcome your input!
Thanks to all of you who are signing up for season extension shares!
Sign-up is still open and will continue to be open through next week. If you have any friends who are thinking about trying out a CSA but don’t want to commit to the whole season, let them know about the season extension. They can try it out for a month.
If you scheduled a vacation hold but want to do a season extension, there is an overlap which will mean a double box. But if you like, we can schedule it for the last delivery. Many of the season extension veggies will store well. We will also be having greens including tender greens like spinach.
For our Eat Like a Farmer and Eat Like a Vegetarian Farmer Shares, this season we separated the season extension so be sure to sign up for one if you want to keep the veggies coming for as long as possible!
Let us know if you have any questions or need help adding the season extension. We would be happy to add it for you.