2017 CSA ~ Week 18

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For those of you participating in the Standard 19 week season, next week will be your last share! We do still have a few of the Late Shares still available, so if you would like to continue on with delicious goodness, until the week before Thanksgiving, just let us know!

If any of the CSA bins have made their way home to your house, please round them up and bring them back to your delivery location next week. The more bins that are returned, the fewer we need to replace next year and at a cost of $8/bin, it surely adds up! We really appreciate  your help with this.

ORGANIC GRASS FED BEEF GROWN ON WINTER GREEN FARM

If  you would like to reserve a share of the organic grass fed beef, please let us know as the shares are going quickly now. Let me know if you would like to receive the info or check out the current information on our website.

FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION

Come join us as we celebrate the end of the Standard Season with our annual Fall Harvest Celebration…..

Saturday, October 14th                                                                                                                    Noon to 3pm                                                                                                                                       Start with a Potluck – bring your favorite potluck dish to share                                      Hayrides, Faceprinting, Apple Cider Pressing, Pumpkins                                                       Come celebrate the end of the season with us!

WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:

  • Potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Winter Squash ~ Delicata
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Kale ~ Winter Bor
  • Carrots
  • Turnips
  • Yellow Onions
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Radishes
  • Apples ~ Gala

SOME SITES ONLY

  • Cauliflower

RECIPES:

Julia Child’s Potato-Leek Soup

Turnip & Kale Gratin

Turnips w/ Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese & Sesame

Sweet & Sour Roasted Napa Cabbage Recipes

Julienned Carrot & Kale Salad

Roasted Apple & Butternut Squash Puree

Glorious weather! While I’m not ready for Fall, mainly because I know what comes afterwards, I sure do love this change of season. Love the brilliant sunshine and the cooler temps, and the colors…oh, the colors! The change of season also means change of veggies! Happy to see the fall crops going into your shares this week….time for soups!

 

 

Last week we were blessed with a wonderful harvest of our wholesale crops of Burdock and Carrots, and the cooler is filled with totes upon totes of roots. The musky scent of the Burdock fills the air, such a medicinal healing smell. While some might consider it a pesky, prickly weed, there are many folks who anxiously await this time of year so they

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Andrea and Jordan working on the Burdock order

can begin to cook and make healing potions with this powerful root. Burdock is a tonic that heals gently, but surely. It is one of those ancient healers with many properties, such as antibacterial, anti-inflammation, anti-tumor, anti-fungal, as a diuretic. It is a liver tonic, aids with digestive issues and can help to heal skin maladies such as psoriasis and eczema. You can eat it in stir-fries and soups, or use as a tea or tincture. Another cool fact about Burdock is that the bristly seed pods were the inspiration for velcro! Give it a try some time….

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Napa Cabbage will make an appearance in your share this week..another amazingly versatile vegetable, Napa Cabbage is a main ingredient in Kim-Chi recipes, and goes well into stir-fries, slaws and is great for cabbage rolls with rice or ground beef inside.

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Andrea washing the carrots

Potatoes and Leeks are partnering up in the box this week and you’ll find a recipe for Potatoe Leek soup….this one does use cream but there are so many versions! Hopefully this one will suit your fancy but if not, and you have one that you love, please do share with us that does.

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Josh bagging up the potatoes for you today!

This time of year also brings about the end of the season for many of our crew. In the next couple of weeks, many of them will depart to explore new options, go back to school or travel….those of us that stay behind will continue on with the harvest and button down the farm for the winter when the time comes.

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The crew making your leeks pretty

We hope that you all enjoy your week ahead and your veggies this week!

Linda and all of your Winter Green Farmers

 

 

 

 

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