Winter Newsletter

Winter Share - Week #1

Week of December 14th

Radicchio - 1 head
Red Kale - 2 lb.
Broccoli - 2 heads
Green Kale - 2 lb.
Baby Bok Choi - 1 head
Sweet Potatoes - 3 lb.
Butternut Squash - 1 piece
Rutabaga - 3 lb.
Celery Root - 2 pieces
BONUS: Garlic (Quality is questionable, but we had it available so it's worth a try!

WINTER STORAGE TIPS
Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash should be stored at room temperature - and dry. (Above 55 F is important - cooler temperatures will result in chilling injury to the sweet potatoes.)   Keep in paper bags or baskets out of direct sunlight.

Rutabaga and Celery Root should be kept in plastic bags in the refrigerator where they won't dry out. They need high humidity in order to stay crisp, so put into a plastic bag first with a few drops of water. Under these conditions, these crops can easily keep until May! (You'll be getting more, so I recommend enjoying them as they come!)

Greens should be stored in plastic bags in the fridge.  The broccoli should be used within a few days, but the kales should keep for a while.  

NEWS FROM THE FARM

With the mild temperatures we've experienced so far this month, there are plenty of fresh greens included in this week's share! All the greens (radicchio and broccoli included) were harvested from our fields. We're not sure if we'll be so lucky as to harvest from the fields for the next delivery, but that's what the greeenhouses are for! Check out our farmers' blog to see what's growing in the houses for your upcoming shares. 

Matthew and I are patiently awaiting the arrival of a new member of our farm family and we look forward to sharing the news with you by the next delivery! In the meantime, we send all our best wishes to you and your families for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

- Maggie, Matthew & James