What's in the box?
delicata and sweet dumpling winter squash
green top carrots
delicata or sweet dumpling winter squash
Notes on the box...
We've been enjoying spinach everyday this week. It's so versatile, you can throw some in a soup at the very end of cooking, you can add it to lasagna, you can use it as a raw salad green, you can simply steam them down into a silky tender bunch of emerald goodness. We hope you are enjoying it, too. If you can't get through it in the week, you can steam it down freeze it in a freezer bag for later use.
Winter Squash can be stored on your counter until you are ready to use them. The skins of both of these varieties are edible, but it is thinner, so the squash may not keep as long as other varieties. Slicing and roasting these varieties together makes for a beautiful dish. Recipes are below.
Always remove the tops for your carrots when storing so they don't become soft and bendy. Though, if you have soft, bendy carrots and tops, you can use them for soup stock.
Lots of roasted vegetable recipes links this week. It's oven on weather!
A raw soup recipe for our vegan raw friends... Our backyard mushroom logs are really popping, so we will be having a quick, cooked version of this soup with canned coconut milk. Raw Coconut Pak Choi Spicy Soup
On the Farm...
Hey! It's time to sign up for Winter Shares or, if you'd like to, sign up early for next season! We put a flier in the box explaining why we really need you to go ahead and sign up for next season if you enjoyed this season. This will be the online paragraph with the same information:
The last box of the regular season will be on October 23rd, just 3 weeks away.
If you are enjoying your Turnip Rock Summer CSA, we invite you to join us for 4 more weeks added on to the end of the growing season.
You can sign up for a Winter Share online that will deliver a full size box every Thursday at your usual pick up site from October 30- November 20th (the week before Thanksgiving).
The crops will be cold sweetend greens like lacinato and curly kale, collard greens, spinach, salad mix, brazing mixes, arugula, and head lettuce. Also storage crops like Butternut, Acorn and Pie Pumpkin, brussel sprouts, carrots, onions, beets, cabbage, and daikon radishes among other goodies.
The cost of the Winter Share is $152 for 4 weeks and is a full size box. Many veggies store well into the winter with little extra care. We have only 40 spots still open. So if you are interested, please sign up soon! You can sign up by going to your account and adding the Winter Share, or you can simply email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will add it to your account for you.
Also, while you are there, we encourage you to reserve your spot for 2015 by going to your account and signing up for next season, with a minimum payment of 1/5th of your total. Egg shares sell out fast and the best way to get one is by signing up early. We will not be expanding our CSA!
We need your support this fall as we are building an AMAZING cheese share option that no other CSA will have. There will be very approachable farmstead, raw milk, aged cheese, and super fresh squeaky cheese curds made right here on our farm and going right in your box! We will keep you posted on progress, but we need an infusion of cash to complete our cheese making space to get it up and running in time for next Spring! Your early sign up and signing up for a Winter share would help greatly! Please contact us with any questions.
MANY THANKS! Your farmers, Josh, Rama and Turnip Rockers
To add the Winter Share, go to your accountand press the Add Subscription button. The Winter Share option should show up. To sign up for 2015, you can go to your account, choose the season "2015" and then add a subscription. If you have any trouble at all or any questions, please let us know! There's often hiccups when we first put this out and we will try to fix any of them quickly!
If you are splitting a share and want to sign up on your own next season, You can also follow this link to sign up for 2015.
As returning members can use the coupon code RETURNIP for a discount on your share, if you'd like to! If you are a dropsite host, you will have a different discount code that will be emailed to you.
Signing up early ensures that you will be charged this seasons price, if we find we need to raise the price of the shares. Egg share options are first come first serve and we aren't expanding our flock! Also, If you think you can handle the amount of veggies included and you easily went through your half share, please sign up for a full share! Thanks!
We took advantage of the last of the warm sunny weather that we saw in the forecast and enjoyed some puddle play in the packing shed.
The weather cooled off at the beginning of the week and the leaves colors keep getting better and better. The oaks are just starting to turn bronze. Fall is so beautiful this season!
It was a cold, windy day and we found a cute garden gnome out in the field!
We were shorthanded as a flu took down a couple of our employees. We called in for reinforcements. Thanks for helping out, MJ!