2017 CSA ~ Week 21

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Tomato Sauce & Strawberry Spread:

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We have Tomato Sauce available for $7.50/jar and $85/case, and we will soon have Strawberry Spread available for $4.50/jar and $50/case. Just let me know if you would like a case or jars delivered to your pick up location in the next few weeks…the Spread will be ready by the final share at the latest!

Winter Green Farm T-Shirts:

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We had Winter Green Farm T-Shirts made this year and have them available for you! The adult shirts are $15 each and the Youth/Kids shirts are $12. There are many colors and sizes to choose from!

Fill Your Pantry !

It’s time again for the Fill Your Pantry event…..Online pre-ordering for this year’s Fill Your Pantry event begins this Friday, October 27th and runs through November 10th. This is the 7th year for this unique community event.

On Friday, the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition will post the online sales link on their  and Facebook page.  Beginning Friday, you’ll be just a click away from eating local all winter and enjoying delicious foods from these local farmers and ranchers.

WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:

  • Potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Swiss Chard
  • Romanesco
  • Stir Fry Mix
  • Carrots
  • Celeriac
  • Winter Squash ~ Delicata

RECIPES:

Duchess Baked Potatoes

Silver Dollar Latkes

Salt & Vinegar Rosti

Smoky Romanesco, Celeriac and Broccoli Soup

Whole Roasted Romanesco w/Lemon, Garlic & Thyme

Roasted Delicata Squash w/Quinoa Salad

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7:30am on the farm this morning….still too dark to take a photo at 7:00am!

Week #2 of the Late Season, and what a week it’s been! The crew has begun the day bundled up in the chilly, misty morning, but by lunchtime, the layers are peeling off. So glorious to have the sun shining on us while harvesting and doing outdoor tasks. We all really appreciate it, as we know all too well that this is temporary!

We’ll have another lovely Fall share for you today and included will be a Romansco. For those of you who have participated in our CSA before, you know what to expect. For those of you who are new to CSA this year, this vegetable will look a little bit alien.

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The Romanesco is a delicious cross between broccoli and cauliflower and is a wonderful addition to root bakes, or as a stand alone dish. It’s one of the vegetables that represents the Fibonacci sequence. Some other objects in nature that represent the Fibonacci sequence are pineapples, sunflowers and hurricanes!

The Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers where a number is found by adding up the two numbers before it. Starting with 0 and 1, the sequence goes 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, and so forth. Written as a rule, the expression is xn = xn-1 + xn-2.

Named after Fibonacci, also known as Leonardo of Pisa or Leonardo Pisano, Fibonacci numbers were first introduced in his Liber abaci in 1202. The son of a Pisan merchant, Fibonacci traveled widely and traded extensively. Math was incredibly important to those in the trading industry, and his passion for numbers was cultivated in his youth.

Knowledge of numbers is said to have first originated in the Hindu-Arabic arithmetic system, which Fibonacci studied while growing up in North Africa. Prior to the publication of Liber abaci, the Latin-speaking world had yet to be introduced to the decimal number system. He wrote many books about geometry, commercial arithmetic and irrational numbers. He also helped develop the concept of zero.

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Happy Halloween! Since we won’t be talking to you again before the spooky holiday, thought we’d wish you all a safe and fun Halloween. Follow up the candy with some healthy organic food and remember to brush your teeth!!

Many blessings,

Linda and all of your Winter Green Farmers

 

 

 

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