This Week’s Share
|Beets, Kestrel Red||3 pounds||1 1/2 pounds|
|Carrots, Shin Kuroda||2 pounds||1 pound|
|Kale, Lacinato||2 bunches||1 bunch|
|Leeks, King Richard||4 each||2 each|
|Napa Cabbage||1 larger head||1 smaller head|
|Potatoes, Yukon Gem||3 pounds||1 1/2 pounds|
|Winter Squash, Baby Pam Pie Pumpkin||1 large||1 small|
- Carrots, Shin Kuroda: This Japanese carrot has short but thick roots, and is a tender, sweet, deeply orange colored delight. It’s known to perform well in heavier soils, so we put it to the test in our heavy clay soil zone and are loving the outcome. You too may notice their superior flavor, texture and color.
- Potatoes, Yukon Gem: The gorgeous Yukon Gem potatoes in your share this week, a newer relative of the well know Yukon Gold, have been selected for their resistance to blight. Here in the Pacific Northwest finding varieties that exhibit natural resistance to blight is critical as that is one of the main disease pressures that can effect the success of a potato crop in the field and storage. You may also notice some potatoes have a pink splash around the eyes which is normal and safe to eat, and is actually a characteristic quality of the Yukon Gem.
- Winter Squash, Pumpkin: The Baby Pam pumpkins in your share this week are best when eaten within a couple weeks, as pumpkins tend to be the least storage worthy of the winter squashes. While they will hold up just great on your porch or window sill through Halloween (not carved, and not exposed to any freezing), their naturally sweet, rich and smooth flesh is delicious roasted, in soups, curries, and particularly for making homemade pumpkin pie filling. You can plan to enjoy pumpkins again in the Thanksgiving Share.
Winter is Coming, Don’t Get Left in the Cold
Cold dark nights are fast approaching, and what better way to warm your house and soul then with SIO vegetables all winter long? As hoped, the initial sign-up period for our first Winter Storage Share is going great. That said, now is the time to talk to your household, find a share partner if needed, and get your sign-up underway so you don’t miss out on the exciting opportunity.
Number of Deliveries: 7 (spanning 14 weeks)
Price: $610 (one share size)
The Bounty: beets, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chicories, garlic, herbs, kohlrabi, leeks, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pie pumpkins, daikon radishes, shallots & numerous varieties of winter squash
Quantity: approximately 35 pounds per delivery, intended to last for the 2 weeks between deliveries
Week of December 15 & 29, January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23 and March 9
- N: Grand Central Bakery @ 714 N Fremont
- SE: Grand Central Bakery @ 2230 SE Hawthorne
- SW: Food Front Co-op on SW Capitol Highway
- NW: The Farm 13615 NW Howell Park Rd
- Other possible locations to be announced
- Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will sign you up for this exciting new option.
Checks can be mailed to: SIO, 20233 NW Sauvie Island Rd. Portland, OR 97231
or Call the office 503-621-6921 to pay by Credit Card