NOTES ON THE SHARE
When I walked into the packing barn last night, I was overwhelmed by the sheer mass of produce that was being packed in the share boxes. Huge crates were brimming with broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, watermelon radishes and potatoes. As we near the end of our harvest season, you can really feel the shift from our more delicate spring and vibrant summer shares to a much more robust harvest. These vegetables beg to be roasted or turned into warming soups. Your farmers have balanced out these heavier crops nicely this week with some baby greens and velvety lettuces for your salads.
*A note on the Cauliflower -- Cauliflower heads don't all mature at the same time, so we harvest them as they are ready. This means that everyone will receive a beautiful head of cauliflower some time over the next few weeks.
**A note on the Watermelon Radish -- You may notice a few holes in your watermelon radishes. These are cosmetic, and were due to minor insect damage earlier in the season. You can remove them by cutting them out with a sharp knife.
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES
October 28, 29, 30 & 31
Baby Red Kale - 1 bag
Baby Spinach OR Arugula - 1 bag
Nicola Potatoes - 1 quart
Watermelon Radish - 3-4 pieces
Cauliflower* OR Chinese Broccoli - 1 head/bunch
Green Cabbage - 1 head
Lettuce - 2 heads
Broccoli - several heads
*The contents of the share may change through the week.
In a bag in the fridge...
Kale, Spinach/Arugula, Radish, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Chinese Broccoli
In a cool, dark place...
JUST ONE PORTION THIS WEEK!
Mixed bag of Bosc Pears & Cameo, Empire and Red Delicious Apples
FRUIT STORAGE TIPS
"The best way to ripen the fruit is to take it out of the plastic bag and let the condensation dry off so the moisture doesn't encourage any spoilage. As soon as it is ripe, eat it right away or put it in the fridge." - Farmer Clark, Briermere Farms