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CSA Week 11: Late Summer Treats

Hello Members, We are back from a wonderful few days off farm on Cape Cod where we fully immersed ourselves in the vacation life; swimming, biking, sailing, beaching and enjoying time with family. It is always fun to come back to the farm after a few days away and see how much everything has grown. The fall crops are looking really good, the winter squash is nearly ready and we had our first sweet taste of watermelon and cantaloupe! Some important notes for CSA this week. Pick your own basil is now open in the first hoop house near the herb garden. It is located between the rows of kale. Ask for scissors at pickup and go get some, it is looking wonderful. And don't forget about the herb garden. There is plenty of parsley, rosemary, thyme, chives and more to pick. CSA members can pick anytime any amount! This goes for flowers as well. Please signup for our Fall CSA. Starts Tuesday October 4th and runs the four Tuesdays in October. Price is $140 ($35/week). Shares will include winter squash (delicata, butternut), carrots, beets, greens like arugula, lettuce mix and spinach and more. Email us if you would like to sign up. Pay by cash, check (made out to Nubi River Farm) or Venmo by Tuesday September 13th. Please please remember to bring granola jars, pint and quart containers and rubber bands back, we reuse them. Make sure to read our whole newsletter for updates recipe ideas and important information.

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! 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 Double Dark Chocolate and Ginger Molasses. 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

Keep scrolling for recipes ideas...

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. Arugula or Baby Kale - choose one, baby arugula (spicy) or baby kale leaves, easy to toss in a salad or sauté. Storage Onions - yellow and red, fully cured and will last months if stored in a cool, dark place. Carrots - we have transitioned from sweeter early summer carrots to storage carrots which are still delicious but not quite as sweet (a different variety). Great for snacking, stews, soups. 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! Green Cabbage - coleslaw, use as a wrap, sauté with salt, pepper and curry powder (my personal favorite). 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. Melons - first of the cantaloupe, the deer also enjoy melons so there might be some spots on them, but we taste tested them today and they were delicious! Lunchbox Peppers - delicious tiny orange snacking peppers. So sweet. New Potatoes - the first of our potatoes, our favorite way to eat them is to roast with olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic cloves and rosemary. Celery - great for snacking or stews. You can use the leaves to add extra flavor to soups! Garlic - a staple in every kitchen if you ask us. Use as a base for sautés, soups, in sauces and roast whole cloves alongside your potatoes. Pick Your Own This Week - chives, parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage, lemon balm, chamomile and flowers (zinnias, marigolds, 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!

Not a CSA Member? Find us around the Monadnock Region!

There are many ways to engage with the farm even if you don't get a share each week!

  1. Pop-Up veggie cart on Tuesdays from 3pm-6pm in front of the West Peterborough Post Office

  2. Shop our Farm Store any day of the week, during daylight hours at Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm (Pro-Tip! We stock the store on Wednesdays after CSA so a great day to get the most variety).

  3. Join our CSA! We have a few spots left with a pro-rated price depending on how many weeks remaining.

  4. Find our veggies at these local spots around the Monadnock region

    • The Root, Temple

    • Nature's Green Grocer, Peterborough

    • Vital Provisions, Peterborough

    • Rosaly's Farmstand, Peterborough

    • The Optimist Cafe, Jaffrey

Recipes Ideas: While on the Cape this past week we made stuffed peppers for a crowd (see picture above). They were delicious, and since it truly is the year of the peppers here at Nubi River Farm, we highly recommend you load up on peppers and try it for yourself! This recipe uses brown rice and ground turkey, but easy to supplement lentils or chickpeas to make it vegetarian. We also added basil so feel free to play around with the spices. Send us your recipes if you tried something and loved it! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We are excited to be growing for you.

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