CSA Week #23 ~ 4th Late Season Share

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Come visit us this weekend, as well as the rest of the farming community, at the:

Eugene’s 6th Annual Fill Your Pantry Event

Sunday, November 13th  1-5pm
Lane Events Center, Expo Hall #1-2
796 West 13th Ave, Eugene
Credit, Debit, and SNAP accepted at event

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Winter Green Farm Organic Strawberry Spread and Organic Tomato Sauce Available!

If you order this week, we can bring it to you along with your very last share of the season. Strawberry Spread is in 10 oz. jars and sell for  $4.75/jar and $50 for a case of 12 jars. Tomato Sauce is in 24 oz. jars and sell for $7.50/jar and $85 for a case of 12 jars.

WHAT WILL BE IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:

  • Red Kale
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Turnips
  • Pac Choi
  • Potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Delicata Squash
  • Apples, Gala

RECIPES:

Bacon-Brussels Sprouts Skewers

Autumn Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/Garlic

Brussels Sprouts w/Maple & Cayenne

Roasted Turnips w/Parmesan

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Happy Friday! It’s been an interesting week.  While we try to stay away from politics in our weekly Blog posts, I feel I can’t just pretend that the election didn’t happen. I’m just glad that we are able to send you a lovely box of fresh, organic produce to fill your eyes with beauty, and your bellies with good food, to nourish your body and spirit. No matter what is ahead, let’s face it together with the strength of healthy bodies and minds!

We’re also facing the end of the harvest season here on Winter Green Farm. NEXT week will be your very last CSA Share delivery! It’s hard to imagine that the time has gone by so quickly! I’d like to ask  you to take a look around for any random CSA boxes that might have made their way home, and bring them to the pick up site next week…we’re doing very well in box returns this year, but there are still a few out there somewhere!

You may notice that the recipes are a bit heavy on the Brussels Sprouts this week. While there are many of you who adore this vegetable, some of you may not be familiar, or unsure if you really like them very much. If you’re in that camp, hopefully some of the recipes I’ve chosen will encourage you to give them a chance. They are one of my favorite veggies and I look forward to this time of year to indulge!

Keith Walton, one of our long term crew members and our mechanic extraordinaire, brought in a recipe book for me to look over today. It’s called “Winter Harvest Cookbook” written by Lane Morgan. He and his wife, Rachel, have enjoyed the recipes from this book for many years, and they found out that it’s back in print. You might want to check it out….I found this recipe for Celeriac Bread and can’t wait to try it.

Celeriac Bread

3 cups flour

1/4 tsp baking powder                                                                                                                                     1 tsp baking soda                                                                                                                                               1 tsp salt                                                                                                                                                                3 eggs                                                                                                                                                                     1/3 cup oil                                                                                                                                                               2 cups grated celeriac                                                                                                                                    1/2 cup minced onion                                                                                                                                         1 Tbsp parsley                                                                                                                                                       1/4 tsp dried marjoram                                                                                                                                     1/8 tsp pepper                                                                                                                                                butter                                                                                                                                                                        1 Tbsp flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, beat eggs and then add oil, celeriac, onion, parsley, marjoram, and pepper, beating until well blended. Add flour mixture a little at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition

Butter and flour two loaf pans. Spoon batter into pans, smooth tops, and bake 40 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan. Makes 2 loaves.

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Jeremy & Josh filling winter squash orders

We’ve been really busy this week harvesting carrots and burdock root, and getting ready for the Fill Your Pantry event this weekend. While the time for preordering has passed, we’ll still have plenty of produce there for you to stock up with winter storage crops.

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Steve wiping down winter squash so it is clean and pretty for you!

This is also the time of year when we get the barn ready for the cows to over winter. We bring them up so they have some shelter from the cold and wet, and also to protect sensitive pastures. Jack and Jimi spent much of the afternoon inspecting and weighing all of the animals, and tagging the new calves from this season.

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Jack created a paddock area based on the designs of Temple Grandin. Temple Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, world-renowned autism spokesperson and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She is widely celebrated as one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism. She is also the inventor of the “hug box“, a device to calm those on the autism spectrum. She studied the behavior of cattle, how they react to ranchers, movements, objects and light. Granin then designed adapted curved corrals, intended to reduce stress, panic and injury in animals.

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Cows and calves awaiting their turn to get weighed.

We all hope that you have a relaxing weekend, filled with love, laughter, family & friends, sharing time with each other and eating good food! We are all so blessed, and feel grateful to have you be part of our farm family.

 

Linda and all of your Winter Green Farmers

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