Week 14; September 25, 2014

What's in the box?  

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spinach (loose leaf)

pie pumpkin

red onions

cabbage

arugula

radishes

cauliflower

oregano

salad mix

green top carrots

bell peppers

vitamin green

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loose leaf spinach

green top carrots

bell peppers

radishes

arugula

purple onions

oregano

salad mix

Notes on the box...

Lots of leafys this week!  Be sure to remove the greens from the radishes and the carrots before storing.  You can eat radish tops and add them to the vitamin greens, arugula, or spinach when cooking if you like. 

The cabbage this week is a storage variety and will keep in your fridge for a long long long time.  It's great for cooking, but also good for fresh eating and great for kimchi. 

Pie pumpkins shouldn't be stored in your fridge.  They will sit on your counter easily until Halloween if you like to get into the spirit of the season (it's fall!) or you can eat it!  Cut pumpkin in half, remove seeds and stringy stuff in the middle, place cut side down on a lightly oiled baking dish (or you can add about a 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the pan, and roast at 400 until the pumpkin skin looks browned and slightly puffy and you can easily stick a fork into the pumpkin.  Remove from oven, allow pumpkin to cool, and scoop out the tender mash and use in recipes that call for canned pumpkin, or squish into a freezer bag for later use.  Or mix with a little butter and cinnamon and honey or maple syrup for a really nice sweet treat.  Alternately, you can remove seeds, remove the skin from the pumpkin with a vegetable peeler or knife, and cut it into cubes for use in soups, stews, or roast veggies mix. 

Recipes...

[yumprint-recipe id='53'][yumprint-recipe id='52']Flourless Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Smitten Kitchen Cauliflower Slaw

Quinoa Cauliflower Patties

Skillet Poached eggs in Spinach

On the farm...

How about those colors??  They are really changing out here and we are loving the cool air and all that fall brings.  The season is winding down and the vegetables are sweetening up beautifully. 

Yes!  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, just email us to let us know that you would like to sign up and we can add the share to your account.

Thanks so much to everyone who came out for the harvest party!  We had a really great time and were having so much fun that we forgot to take pictures (until the double rainbow showed up!)  We were talking about how amazing it has been to see kids that we first met when they were just little ones that are now towering above at least Rama's head!  And how we've had members that have been with us since the beginning and who have become friends by meeting at farm events over the years.  We invite everyone to become attached to Turnip Rock and to think of the farm as your own.  It's so great to see familiar faces and to meet members that we've had for several seasons and to meet new members and your friends and family.  Just like you want to know where your food comes from, it's so rewarding for us to know where the veggies we grow are going and who is enjoying them!  We are happy to be your farmers!  We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and will be able to make it out to the farm again. If you weren't able to make it to the farm this season, please know that if you are ever in the area, you are welcome to come by!  Give us a heads up and we will gladly show you around and maybe even share a snack or some lunch.  

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Sadie sampling carrots
Sadie sampling carrots
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A big hug from the sky! A double rainbow right over the barn after the harvest party rainstorm!
A big hug from the sky! A double rainbow right over the barn after the harvest party rainstorm!