Week 13; September 18, 2014

What's in the box?  

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bell peppers

sage

pak choi

vitamin green

green top carrots

leeks

green beans

green top beets

broccoli

tomatoes and green tomatoes

onions

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onions

sage

pak choi

vitamin green

bell peppers

broccoli

green top carrots

tomatoes and green tomatoes

Notes on the box...  

Pak Choi is the same as bok choi and is perfect for stir fry.  We had a wonderful stir fry of onions, peppers, broccoli stems, green beans, and pak choi with scrambled eggs and ginger.  It was really wonderful and fast!  The key to good pak choi is to cook it briefly so that the stems stay crunchy and the greens aren't mushy.  We don't usually grow pak choi or bok choi, but it's Rama's favorite vegetable and we decided you should try it if you haven't ever had it before!  Let us know what you think!  Is this a happy addition or too "out there" of a vegetable for your taste?  

Green tomatoes can be stored on your counter, shoulders down, until they turn ripe.  OR you can eat them green!  Fried green tomatoes, anyone?  A favorite end of Summer treat!

Recipes...  

[yumprint-recipe id='50'][yumprint-recipe id='51']Sweet Green Tomato Hand Pies

Fried Green Tomato with Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Green Tomato and Chipotle Mac and Cheese (make it extra yummy by adding some fried sage!)

Oven Friend Green Tomaotes

Roasted Green Beans with Creamy Dipping Sauce

Thai Style Steamed Fish with Pak Choi

Chicken Sausage Patties with Apple and Sage 

On the farm...

Reminder:  Harvest Party will be September 20th.  Come between 3 or 4 to look around the farm, climb on tractors, visit animals, and have a ride in the farm gator or go kart!  Dinner will be around 6 and we will provide burgers.  We ask that you bring a side to share.  Feel free to BYOB.  After dinner there will be a bonfire.  You are welcome to camp at the farm or check out some of the local campgrounds in Amery or Clear Lake.  RSVP to let us know if you plan on coming out!

And this event is happening the day before the harvest party:

AN EVENING OF MUSIC

with Chris Koza and Rogue Valley

$7

September 19, 7pm at Hungry Turtle Farm

410 125th Street | Amery, WI 54001

Known as one of the Twin Cities most dynamic live acts, Rogue Valley and lead singer/songwriter Chris Koza are an internationally-recognized band who perform regularly at top Twin Cities’ venues, festivals, and have extensively toured the US sharing stages with artists such as Lucinda Williams, The Jayhawks, and Nellie McKay among others. Their songs have been featured in television and film, most recently in Twentieth Century Fox’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Tickets Here!

Beautiful weather for harvest!  

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 A nice farm lunch with the recipes from last week

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 A visit from the local Future Farmers of America.  

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 This weekend was the Amery Fall Fest.  Our little town's fair and celebration.  We didn't get to enter the pie contest (but congrats to our good friends at Sleepy Root Farm who placed!)  We had some great ideas for a float for the parade next season, and we just might be joining the Amery Clown Club!  The biggest excitement for all of us was the preview opening of Farm Table Resturant that is going to be sourcing from the Hungry Turtle Co-op Farms and other local farmers.  We were able to enjoy a superb burger from Bull Brook Keep's beef on a brioche bun with home made heirloom tomato catsup.  The best burger we've had in a long time out here in rural Wisconsin!  We will let you know when the farm table will be open for regular business.   In the mean time, there are tickets for sale to a special Grand Opening Dinner.  It's gonna be a good one!  

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We still have Winter Shares available.  They are really more of a fall extension share.  4 more weeks following the last CSA delivery of the normal season.  They will go until the week before Thanksgiving.  If you are unable TO SIGN UP online, just email us to let us know that you would like to sign up and we can add the share to your account.