FARM BLOG

CSA 2013 - Week #12

The contents of the share may fluctuate through the week.  Please check the newsletter here for an updated list.

In the Box

Acorn Squash - 1 piece
Sweet Dumpling Squash - 1 piece
Scallions - 1 bunch
Fennel - 2-3 pieces
Peppers - 2 pieces
Green Beans - 3/4 lb. bag
Cucumbers - 2 pieces
Tomatoes - 3 lb. bag

STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: Scallions, Fennel and Green Beans
In the fridge: Cucumbers and Peppers
On the counter:
Tomatoes, Acorn & Sweet Dumpling Squash

FRUIT SHARE

TBD
Ripen peaches in a paper bag on the counter, then refrigerate. 

Notes from the Farmhouse Kitchen

Baby farmer is just starting to eat solid foods and as of last night, his favorite is the sweet dumpling squash! I would have to agree - it is absolutely delicious!  The best way to prepare the winter squash is to wash the skin well and cut in half lengthwise with a knife.  Scoop the seeds out of each half and place face down in a baking dish with a few tablespoons of water.  Bake, uncovered in a 350F oven until the flesh is soft.  Depending on the size and variety, this takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes. 

This week's Recipes

Fresh Tomato Sauce
Fennel with Olive Oil and Parmesan
Green Beans Braised with Tomatoes and Basil

Note From the Farm

What a great share this week!  A quick note on the winter squash...  They should be stored on the counter, but eaten within 1-2 days. We've had some disease issues with these plants and have noticed that many of the squash have been rotting prematurely.  So be sure to eat them right away! 

As always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your share.

Upcoming Events!

Our CSA Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 20th from 11am-3pm!  (Please note the date change).  This event is FREE for all current CSA Members and their guests.  Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

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