Hello Members, A VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: This week CSA pickup is normal but NEXT WEEK TUESDAY 8/16 there will be no CSA pickup. Please let us know if you have any questions about this. This also means no granola pickup. The Farm Store will still be open so come shop! We will also still be taking bread and cookie orders. We are so grateful for the rain we got yesterday and so were the plants. Last week we got all of our broccoli transplanted and the mini hoop house is full again of fall greens to be planted like spinach, leaf lettuce and swiss chard. Now we are watching our potatoes closely as they are nearing harvest, marveling at the passionfruit we accidentally grew in our tomato tunnel (ask us about it!) and cleaning garlic for storage and distribution. We have some fall plant starts for sale! Let us know at CSA if you are interested in broccoli, kale and chard starts. $1.50/plant or 4 for $5. 8 week members: If you know what weeks you will be picking up to complete your 8 weeks please let us know. It is helpful for planning. If you aren't sure how many weeks you have left, just ask. Interested in joining our 4 week Fall CSA? Look below for more info below.
CSA Pickup Important Reminders Pickup is from 3pm-5:30pm at Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm. If you can't make it for any reason, send us an email, we have options! CSA pickup is normal this week but next week 8/16 there will be NO CSA pickup.It is farmer vacation! Please reach out with any questions. Please bring used granola jars back. As well as rubber bands, pint and quart containers. Check out our selection of Orchard Hill bread and cookies at pickup! This week's cookie is Mint Chocolate Chip. Bring a reusable bag to pack your share into. We also encourage you to bring your own produce storage bags. Our veggies can last weeks if stored properly! Click the document below for tips on storing your produce. Vegetable_Storage_Tips.pdf
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What's in my share this week?
This week may include:
Kale - chop leaves sauté with oil, salt and pepper, add to pasta dishes, even smoothies or pancakes. Fresh Onions - sweet, beautiful onions. Ideal for caramelizing! Make sure to store in the fridge. Carrots - so sweet and young, best eaten raw in my opinion. Zucchini (green, yellow and patty pan)- chop and sauté with oil and salt and add to any bowl, sauté, salad etc. Cherry Tomatoes - so sweet, the perfect snack, add to salads or roast. Full Size Tomatoes - red, yellow and purple, perfect for BLTs and other sandwiches, chopping into salads, adding to soups or just eating like an apple! Sweet Bell and Frying Peppers - a rainbow of sweet peppers. The long skinny ones are good frying peppers, all are great eaten raw or lightly sautéed. Purple and white peppers have a milder flavor than the classic green. Lunchbox Peppers - sweet and cute little peppers for snacking! Celery - we are proud of our celery this year, perfect for snacking, salads or soups. New Potatoes - small, tender and delicious, first of the season! Leeks - ours are a light green, not as white as the grocery store. Use all the way up until the leaves start splitting. Perfect for sautéing, see the recipe below for a Zucchini-Leek Soup. Garlic - the first of the garlic, a staple in almost every meal, saute, roast, blend into sauces. Pick Your Own This Week - chives, parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage, lemon balm and flowers (zinnias, marigolds, cosmos, calendula, sunflowers, strawflower, you name it!) How our CSA works: When you arrive at pickup you will see tables with bins of veggies. Please read the whiteboard before you start so you are familiar with the process. There will be 12-14 items to choose from, you may choose 8 of these items. For example one item may be 1 bunch of swiss chard, 4 beets, or 1 bag of lettuce mix. If you want more of something you may take 2 or more of that item but that counts for 2 (or more) of your 8 items. If you have questions about this please ask! Remember to only take what you enjoy and if you don't want 8 items, take less!
Fall 2022 CSA
We are now accepting signups for Fall CSA which runs the four Tuesdays in October. Fall shares include lots of storage crops such as potatoes, winter squash, pumpkins, onions, carrots and beets as well as all your favorite cool weather greens like spinach and arugula. Email us if you would like to join and pay by check made out to Nubi River Farm, cash or Venmo by Tuesday September 13th. We look forward to having you!
Four week fall shares are $140 ($35 of veggies per week)
Starts Tuesday October 4th ends Tuesday October 25th
You must signup for all 4 weeks
No floating shares, and 8 week summer shares cannot roll over to fall
Pick your own flowers and herbs still included
If you aren't interested in Fall CSA the Farm Store will still be open and we will have bulk purchasing options for storage crops for winter
Recipes Ideas: Zucchini is still coming in strong these hot days and this simple soup from Pamela Salzman can be served hot or cold. Grab some thyme from the herb garden and zucchinis at CSA and you are set! Zucchini-Leek Soup Ingredients: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 large leeks 2 sprigs thyme (pick your own herb garden) 3 garlic cloves pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 1 1/2 TBS white wine vinegar 4 medium sized zucchini sliced into rounds (leave skin on) 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups vegetable stock or water Directions: Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Add leeks and saute until tender. Add thyme, garlic, red pepper flakes and saute for a minute more. Add the vinegar and cook until most of the liquid evaporates. Add the zucchini and salt and stir. Cover pot and turn to medium-low heat until zucchini is tender (8-10 minutes). Remove and discard the thyme sprigs. Transfer the mixture to a blender, add vegetable stock or water and blend until smooth. Salt to taste, serve warm or cold. Send us your recipes if you tried something and loved it! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We are excited to be growing for you.