2019 CSA Share ~ Final Share!

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Last share of the season!! Always so bittersweet….while we’re all truly ready for some down time and rest, we’re also going to miss sharing our food with you all. We are so grateful to have had  you all be part of our farm family this year, and we hope that you have enjoyed the CSA experience, the food and knowing that you are part of the movement to support local food and farmers. Without you we couldn’t do the good work we do! Thank so so much and we hope you will choose to join us in the 2020 season! You can reserve your share anytime…..until then, we wish you the most amazing winter and holiday season. We’ll be with you all in spirit!

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WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:

  • Kale ~ assorted varieties of Lacinato, Red Russian, or White Russian
  • Carrots
  • Brussels Sprouts or Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Parsley
  • Winter Squash ~ Butternut
  • Apples ~ Gala
  • Strawberry Spread

RECIPES:

Butternut Pumpkin Pie

Caramelized Butternut Squash

Roasted Squash Panzanella

Butternut Squash Pancakes

Butternut Squash & Leek Stuffing

Kale Salad w/Carrot Ginger Dressing

Another crisp morning on the farm! Frosty and foggy as we circled up this morning for the last CSA delivery of the season. After next week, many of our crew will be taking their winter hiatus, and some are leaving for other adventures. Jimi and Melissa, who have been on the farm for 4 years now, will be heading down to Sonoma, CA to energize their family farm there. We’re all excited for them to pursue this passion on a farm of their own and we wish them much success! Their shoes will be hard to fill. Hayley, who began this year and had intended to take over my position on the farm, has decided she prefers a warmer climate after all, and will be heading back down to the Fresno, CA area to work on area farms there. We will have a small crew on farm this winter to handle the Wholesale and Burdock orders, and to complete winterizing tasks. Before we know it, it will be the New Year and we’ll begin planting in the greenhouse by the end of January! The cycles of the season just roll on and on…..

 

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Happy Thanksgiving! We’re excited to send this last box for you chock full of goodies to include in the feast, or to store away for use during he upcoming winter months. You will find a lovely Butternut squash in your share that you can either use for roasting or that you can bake and use to make your pumpkin pies. Most of the canned pumpkin you buy is really Butternut squash! It makes a delicious pie and I’ve included a recipe for you.

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Jeremy unstacking the myriad of CSA boxes after washing, to fill with your share this week!

We didn’t have enough of any one kind of Kale this week, so we harvested many varieties to make enough to supply all of the CSA boxes. You will receive one of these varieties.

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Our varieties of Kale in order of appearance….Red Russian, Lacinato and White Russian

We hope that you all have a wonderful winter, and a joyous holiday season!! We’ll look forward to seeing you in the New Year….2020!! It’s gonna be a great year…be well, and take care of each other.

Love,

Linda and all of our Winter Green Farmers

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