This Week’s Share
|Beets, Bull’s Blood Red||2 pounds||1 pound|
|Cabbage||1 large head||1 medium head|
|Carrots||5 pounds||2 1/2 pounds|
|Leeks||6 each||3 each|
|Winter Squash, Delicata||4 each||2 each|
|Winter Squash, Mixed||2 each||1 each|
- Storage Tips: Carrots, beets and leeks store best in a plastic bag in the refrigerator or other cool dark location (garage, basement, cellar, etc), and should keep well if stored properly for 2 to 4 weeks. 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.
2012 Season Comes to a Close: Thank You & See you Next Season
That’s right, it’s here, the last week of the 2012 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.
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.
Recipe Love: 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 2013 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 her website.
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 2013 season now. Complete and submit the Community Farm Agreement at http://sauvieislandorganics.com/join.php and send in your $100 deposit to secure your spot.
- PAY IN FULL by December 15th, 2012 and receive a THANK YOU BOX of STORAGE VEGGIES
- 20lbs for Full Share and 10lbs for Half Share of mixed roots vegetables and winter squash
- Thank You Box can be picked-up out at the farm by arrangement throughout the month of December
- Pay your deposit by December 15th, 2012 to guarantee the 2012 share pricing.
Order Bulk Carrots– Pick-up at the Farm in December
We all love SIO carrots, and we know many of you juice, pickle, and love to chomp chomp chomp those carrots down, and if you fit that description the Bulk Carrots option may be for you. We will be selling 20 pound boxes of carrots (no tops) for $25. To order reply to any email from the farm, include your name, number of 20lb boxes you’d like to receive, and what week in December you would like to come pick-up your box. We will email back confirming your order and to arrange the date for pick-up.