FARM BLOG

CSA Week #19

THIS WEEK IN THE BOX - week of October 5th

VEGETABLE SHARE

French Breakfast Radishes - 1 bunch
Romaine Lettuce - 1 head
Baby Salad Turnips - 1 bunch 
Green Bell Pepper - 1 piece
Green Beans - 1 lb. bag!
Zucchini - 1 piece - We thought the zuke season was over, but there were still a few more out in the field!
Red Kale - 1 bunch
Cherry Tomatoes* - mixed colors - 1 pint
Curly Cress - 1 bunch - This cress variety is known as "Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress"- quite a mouthful! It's the first time we're growing it for the CSA, although Matthew and I grew it in our greenhouse last winter and it became one of our new favorite additions to salads and sandwiches.  Let us know what you think!    

*The tomatoes have been sprayed with copper as a preventative for late blight fungus.  This spray is certified for use in organic production and is harmless to humans, but must be washed off before eating.  

FRUIT SHARE
Bosc Pears & Apples - 1 bag - Bosc pears are ripe when they turn an even brown color. They are still firm when ripe!  Refrigerate immediately when ripe. If left to soften, they will be rotten when you cut them open, so be careful!

Be sure to remove fruit from plastic bags immediately when you get them home.  They can ripen out on the counter or in a paper bag.  Store ripe fruit in the fridge.  

NEWS FROM THE FARM

CSA HARVEST FESTIVAL - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 11am-3pm!

Please join us for our annual CSA Harvest Festival!

When: Sunday, October 18th from 11am to 3pm
Where: At the Farm in Jamesport.  Map & Directions
Activities: Walking Tours, Animal Shearing, Open Farmstand, Kids Haystack
Details: Please wear sturdy shoes for touring our fields.  Bring your own picnic lunch and blanket/chairs. No potluck this year due to the unusual flu season.

THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS

Kale & Chickpea Soup
Japanese Salad Turnips with Miso

More recipes for all the week's produce can be found here on our RECIPES page.