CSA 2012 - Week #20

What's in the Share

The week of October 8, 2012

The contents of the share fluctuate over the week. Please check the website often for updates!

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Butternut Squash - 1 or 2, depending on size
Green Cabbage - 1 head
Cilantro - 1 bunch
Baby Arugula - 1 bag
Green Batavian Lettuce OR Green Kale OR Toscano Kale - 1 bunch
Red Russian Kale - 1 bunch - Best variety to enjoy raw in a salad!

Tuesday - 1 bag Golden Delicious Apples and 1 bag Red Delicious Apples
Wednesday - 1 bag Golden Delicious Apples and 1 bag Red Delicious Apples
Thursday/Friday - 1 bag Golden Delicious Apples and 1 bag Red Delicious Apples

Notes on the Share
Kale is back!  I am in heaven.  Red Russian Kale for everyone this week and I highly recommend the kale salad recipe below.  This variety is best enjoyed raw because of its super tender leaves and mild flavor.  (If you're getting more than one kale this week, you can identify the red kale by its red stem.)  Green Batavian Lettuce or Green or Toscano Kale, depending on your pick-up day and location.  Green Cabbage is back for the fall too. I think I may try a cabbage soup to warm things up one night this week. (See recipe below.) Butternut Squash, which we have been roasting in chunks in the oven, but is equally delicious in a creamy soup (kids love it!).  Baby Arugula for a tender salad and Cilantro! (See the Huffington Post link below for some great recipe ideas using cilantro!)

News From the Farm
Come visit the farm this weekend!  Our CSA Harvest Festival is THIS SUNDAY, October 14th from 11-3.  Take a tour of the fields, get inspired by top chef cooking demos, chat with your farmers, let the kids frolick in the haystack and watch a puppet show, and enjoy a fun-filled day on the farm!  Please note that this is a free, private event open to all current CSA Members and their guests.  We hope to see you there!

Connect with your Farm
We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share. Check out our BLOG with pictures and videos of our farming practices!  Or find RECIPES and join the community on our FACEBOOK page!

If you have questions or concerns about your share, please do not hesitate to contact us.  That is one of the benefits of knowing where your food comes from!  Your farmers are happy to hear from you at at any time, for any reason.

Farm and Community Events
CSA Harvest Festival - Sunday, October 14
Our annual Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 14th from 11am-3pm.  FREE for all CSA members and their families and invited guests.

Hayride Tours, Walking Tours, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Kids Events and lots more!

Cilantro Recipes - courtesy of the Huffington Post
Raw Kale Salad (use the red kale for this one!)
Rustic Cabbage Soup - courtesy of 101 Cookbooks