This Week’s Share…Last Week of the Season
|Carrots||2 pounds||1 pound|
|Chicory, Pan di Zucchero||2 heads||1 head|
|Onions, Cortland||2 each||1 each|
|Parsnips||3 pounds||1 1/2 pounds|
|Potatoes, Yukon||5 pounds||2 1/2 pounds|
|Winter Squash, Delicata||2 each||1 each|
- Chicory, Pan di Zucchero: The beautiful elongated chicory in your share this week is a sugarloaf type, hence is sweeter flavor and long loaf like nature. This fall treat holds up well to sauteeing, but has great flavor fresh and hold up well against robust dressings, so why not treat yourself to a fresh fall salad.
- Winter Squash, Delicata: Winter squash stores best in cool, dry, dark place (garage, basement, cellar, etc), and should keep well if stored this way for 3 to 6 weeks.
2013 CSA Season Comes to a Close: Thank You & See you Next Season
That’s right, it’s here, the last week of the 2013 CSA season has arrived. Thank you to you, our members, for another great season. Thank you to our generous and patient site hosts and site coordinators for offering their space and time for another season of successful pick-ups. And thank you to our awesome and hard working crew for seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting, irrigating, tractoring, washing, packing, and delivering all season long in order to bring you your share of the harvest each week.
While our weekly CSA shares are coming to an end, we will be offering Bulk Vegetable Boxes through mid-December with pick-up at the farm, and limited pick-up options in the city. We will also be at the Hillsdale (Winter) Farmer’s Market in December (Sunday 12/8 & Sunday 12/22; 10am-2pm).
Box Share Members: Please Return Your Containers
Please return your final empty bin (and any others you may have collected) to your site within 1 week of your final pick-up. We will be by to collect them on your usual delivery day next week. We are charged a fee by the company we rent them from for each container that is not returned, so please please please search your house, garage, trunk, and porch for any containers on the loose and return them to your usual pick-up site. Thank you in advance for returning your containers.
Show Your SIO Spirit–Sign-up for Next Year
It’s hard to believe the end is here, but wow, what a great season of eating is has been. For those of you already longing for fresh spring greens, crisp radishes, and pungent green garlic you can sign up for your share of the 2014 season now. Complete and submit the Community Farm Agreement athttp://sauvieislandorganics.com/join.php and send in your $100 deposit to secure your spot.
- If you decide to PAY IN FULL by December 13th, 2013 you’ll receive a THANK YOU BOX of STORAGE VEGGIES
- 20lb Box for Full Share and 10lb Box for Half Share
- Your choice of beets, carrots, celeriac, kohlrabi, fennel, potatoes, Delicata winter squash, Acorn winter squash (choose up to 5 crops).
- Your Thank You Box can be delivered to a limited number of locations in town through mid-December, or picked-up at the farm by arrangement throughout the month of December.
- Pay your deposit by December 31st, 2013 to guarantee the 2013 share pricing.
We are also signing-up new members for the 2014 season, so pass along the word to friends, family, co-workers or neighbors that now is the time to sign-up, and if they pay early they too can get in on the SIO Thank You Box this winter!
Good Eats: Thank You Katherine for a Season of Cooking
We just couldn’t close out the season without giving a big THANK YOU to our weekly recipe extraordinaire Katherine Deumling. We will be teaming up with Katherine Deumling (pictured above) and her SE Portland based Cook with What you Have(www.cookwithwhatyouhave.com) again in 2014 to bring you weekly recipes and other cooking tips related to your weekly share.
Katherine says “I help people cook more often and have fun in the kitchen by becoming confident, creative cooks using what grows in our fertile region. By offering tips, recipes and simple and creative ways to use the produce I hope to eliminate any fear or guilt of not using all the produce or the boredom of making stir-fries every night”.
You can always look back at Katherine’s recipes and tips from the season in our blog archives, but we also suggest following her on her blog (http://cookwithwhatyouhave.wordpress.com/) where she talks about the ups and downs and the whats and whys of feeding a family well in this busy world. Katherine also teaches classes focusing on what’s in season. The classes typically focus on straightforward weeknight dinners, and you can find her current offering on herwebsite.
Order Bulk Vegetables from SIO
Parsnips now available for Bulk Boxes. For this coming week please place your order by noon Thursday 12/5. All orders will be available for pick-up at the farm 12pm (Noon) Friday 12/6 through 5pm Sunday 12/8. To place an order email the farm (or reply to this one) with your name, type of Bulk Box(es) you’d like, and the weekend you want them available for pick-up at the farm. You will receive an email confirming your order and directions for how to pick-up it up from the farm. Please invite your non-CSA member friends, neighbors, and co-workers to take advantage of this opportunity and get in on some of the SIO bounty as well.
Bulk Vegetable Box Options:
Bulk Beet Box: $35 for 20lb box (red beets only)
Bulk Carrot Box: $25 for 20lb box
Bulk Celeriac/Celery Root Box: $50 for 20lb box
Bulk Kohlrabi Box: $30 for 20lb box
Bulk Parsnip Box: $40 for 20lb box
Bulk Potatoes Box: $25 for 20lb box (yellow potatoes only)
Bulk Mixed Box (Type 1): $28 for 20lb box
Mix of carrots, beets, parsnips and potatoes
Bulk Mixed Box (Type 2): $32 for 20lb box
Mix of carrots, celeriac, kohlrabi and potatoes