2019 CSA Share ~ Week #14

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We are beginning to reserve our Late Season shares…..if you are enjoying the season so far and would like to continue on until the week before Thanksgiving, just get in touch and we’ll add  you to the Late Season membership! With the exception of Portland deliveries, all Late Season deliveries will be on Friday’s beginning October 24th, after the Standard Season ends. Portland deliveries will be on the weekends, at our Saturday PSU and Hollywood Farmers Markets, and on Sunday at our King Farmers Market.

WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:

  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Corn
  • Cilantro

SOME SITES ONLY

  • Broccoli
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Eggplant

RECIPES:

Thai Spicy Eggplant w/Basil

Cauliflower Bread w/Garlic & Herbs

Cauliflower Bolognese

Baked Tomatoes

Roasted Red Peppers & Cherry Tomatoes w/Ricotta

Magic Pickled Carrots

Oh come on!!! This much rain…..this early….it can’t be really happening! I don’t know about you, but I’m not prepared, and neither is the farm! We are scurrying to get the rest of the onions out of the field, and let’s not even talk about the tomatoes! One thing we do know as farmers is that Mother Nature will have her way with us and there isn’t much we can do about it, except try and be prepared for any eventuality. As farmers we learn to take life one day at a time, adjusting our perspective and tasks accordingly. So we don our rain gear and boots and tromp on out to soggy fields to do our best with what the day and the weather present us with. Hopefully sunny outlooks will help to bring sunny weather back into our realm, and dry us out for a bit longer….not ready for Fall yet!

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Adelaide lifting a bin of onions almost as big as herself!

Your boxes are lovely today, full of the waning variety of summer crops. Enough corn to host a little dinner party, unless you’re a corn hound, and then maybe just enough for you! It’s so sweet and delicious this year. The crew did their best to weed out any split cherry tomatoes but you might find one or two in your pint. Tomatoes do not like the rain and cool temps and tend to begin splitting after a few days of exposure.

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Hayley getting her workout lifting the boxes this week…they’re heavy!

I want to remind you that the That’s My Farmer fundraising dinner is coming up the end of September. If you’ve attended before, you already know what a fantastic event this is, and how delicious the menu is. If you haven’t attended before, you might want to give it a try this year! Not only is it a wonderful fundraiser to raise funds for the Low Income Fund that the participating farmers use to help families in need receive healthy, organic produce, but it’s an awesome way to eat locally grown food, prepared by some of the best chef’s in town. Tiffany and Mark of Party Downtown always go way beyond in creating a fabulous menu with the meat and veggies donated by the farmers, and we have a lot of fun as well. The event is Monday, September 30th at 6pm at the Party Downtown location on 8th Ave. If you wold like to reserve a seat you can send your reservation to Winter Green Farm or call the farm office at 541-935-1920.

We hope that you have a wonderful week ahead and enjoy your CSA Share this week!

Linda and all of your Winter Green Farmers

 

 

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