In Your Share This Week
- Kale, Red Ursa
- Shallot, Eds Red
- Winter Squash, Acorn
A Few Reminders
- Next week (Nov. 9-13) is the last week for salad shares.
- Two weeks from now (Nov. 16-20) is the very last week of the regular CSA season! This is a double share to help bulk you up for Thanksgiving and send you off with some nice storage veggies. More details will follow, but we would like to remind everyone that you may not receive a vacation makeup during that week, so make sure to use it beforehand.
- We are offering a Winter CSA again this year! Sign-ups are happening now and we have limited space available so contact us soon for more details, or to join us!
Stock up Your Pantry
Bulk sales are now available for carrots, beets and onions. Want to stock your pantry, juice or can we are offering 10 pound boxes of carrots, beets and onions. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
- Beets, red- $20/box
- Beets, golden & Chioggia- $24/box
- Carrots, orange- $20/box
- Onion, red & yellow- $14/box
Carrots: We sure do love carrots! We’ve been featuring them in the share regularly because they’re so versatile both raw and cooked. Carrots grow really well for us here on the farm, and this Fall we’ve been pulling some whoppers out of the fields…plenty of carrots weighing in at a pound a piece!!! This time of year is also great for carrots because the cooler weather and cold nights stimulate the roots to sweeten up even more. Essentially the plant is creating its own natural ‘antifreeze’ by converting starches into sugar. Yum!
Celeriac: Maybe we should have put this in the Halloween share since it looks like an alien sea creature? An interesting fact for such a funky looking vegetable with pale coloring, is that its a total vitamin powerhouse with loads of vitamins B and K!
Leeks: I’m going to admit that I couldn’t think of anything particularly interesting to say about leeks that hasn’t already been mentioned, so I thought I’d take a ramble through internet-land to get some inspiration. In addition to some growing and cooking information, it turns out that leeks were a part of humanity’s diet in Egypt and Mesopotamia since the second millennium BCE. Also, leeks have made some interesting cultural appearances over time- as a national emblem of Wales, on military helmets as identifiers, on certain vintages of British pound coins, on the coronation gown of Elizabeth II, mentioned in Shakespeare plays, featured in internet memes based on Japanese anime, and even in pokémon. Well played, leek.
Shallot, Ed’s Red: We procured the seeds for this Open Pollinated (OP) shallot from Uprising Seeds out of Washington. Most shallots are hybrid varieties, so its somewhat less common to find OP varieties. This is a red dutch-style shallot that looks somewhat like a squatter, smaller red onion and has a nice mellow flavor. We like the festive color too!