FARM BLOG

Winter '12-'13 - Week #4

Winter Share - Week of February 18, 2013

What's in the Share

Click on a crop below to view more information, cooking tips and recipes...

Yellow Potatoes - 6 lbs.
Rutabaga - 3 lb.
Watermelon Radish - 3 lb.
Beets - 3 lbs.
Carrots - 5 lbs.
Sweet Potatoes - 5 lbs.
Collards or Red or Toscano Kale (Tuesday deliveries) - 1/2 lb. bag
Belgian Endive (Thursday deliveries)

News from the Farm

The recent snowfalls have made the farm a beautiful and quiet place.  The only challenge has come as the days have warmed, turning the farmroads into a mushy mixture of mud, snow and ice.  We've already had to rescue one car that ventured into partially unplowed territory making for a bit of excitement.  Otherwise, all is relatively calm and peaceful as we continue to organize and prepare for the coming growing season.  You can always tell when spring is around the corner: The light in the farm office is bright and full on these February afternoons, and we have just a little bit more time to finish our outdoor chores before darkness descends.

Kohlrabi Update
Some of you may have noticed the fuzzy grey growth on the Kohlrabi.  We actually had quite a discussion about what to do.  The part of the kohlrabi where the leaf stems were attached had degraded separately from the main part of the kohlrabi bulb and were either turning black or growing grey fuzzies.  We tried to put them through our washer, but the concrete floor in the washroom was still frozen and the turned into an ice rink when we turned the water back on, so we stopped.  We then rubbed off what we could and decided to give them out.  We cut open a few kohlrabi to make sure the interior was firm and crisp.  Since kohlrabi is completely peeled before cooking we decided that the outside growth would not stop us from distributing it.
Don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about your produce.  We always like to hear from you and it's important for us to know if there are any concerns.

Store your veggies properly!
We encourage you to click on a vegetable from the list above to find a full page of information about each crop.  Be sure to follow the storage instructions carefully to maximize the life of your veggies.  When stored properly at home, you can expect the roots to last you through the full 3 weeks between each winter share delivery.

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 info@goldenearthworm.com at any time, for any reason.

This week's Recipes

Roasted Carrot Soup
Simple Potato Gratin