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CSA Week 12: Celebrate the Season!


Hello Members, August is showering us in perfect juicy watermelons, cooler days and the return of greens! The end of summer always feels as though we are putting the farm back together after the whirlwind of June and July. In the height of summer it feels as though everything is bursting with life and heat and sunshine, and while we love it, it is a relief when shorter, cooler days arrive. With this shift, the plant growth starts to slow down and we are able to get caught up on tasks. Plus, late summer delights are finally ready - watermelons! Jasen is currently eating a watermelon as a write, slurping it down just around the corner and exclaiming: "If I could grow one thing forever, it's watermelon!" So be sure to get one at CSA pickup, they are a true summer delight! Harvest Celebration

Please join us this Saturday September 3rd, 3pm-7pm for a Farm Party to celebrate the farm season and gather as a community. There will be a farm tour, lawn games, potluck meal and more! Let us know if you can make it and reach out with any questions.

Fall CSA

  • Please sign up! Email us if you would like to join

  • Bring a check to CSA pickup or pay by Venmo

  • $140 total ($35/week) please pay by September 13th

  • Starts Tuesday October 4th and runs the 4 weeks in October

  • Storage crops and greens!

New Item Alert!

We now have Woods and Weiland mushrooms in the Farm Store, be sure to check them out! The owners are CSA members and we are so excited to carry their mushrooms in the store for everyone to try. Mushroom variety will vary.

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 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

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. Very tender newer kale! Arugula or Baby Kale - choose one, baby arugula (spicy) or baby kale leaves, easy to toss in a salad or sauté. We aren't sure how much there will be this week. Storage Onions - yellow and red, fully cured and will last months if stored in a cool, dark place. 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. See recipe below! 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! See recipe below! 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 - cantaloupe and watermelons, the deer also enjoy melons so there might be some spots on them, but we taste tested them and they are 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. Beets - golden and red, great for roasting or steaming, someone told us they mistook the gold beets for peaches they were so sweet! 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:


Easy Peasy Summer Tomato Sauce


Ingredients:

As many tomatoes as you want (cherry and full size)

1-2 heads of garlic

2 onions

Olive Oil

Salt

Pepper


Roughly chop tomatoes and onions and spread on a sheet pan. Crush garlic cloves with the back of a knife but leave whole and spread out on the pan. Drizzle with a generous amount of olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 425 for 30-40 minutes or until tomatoes are carmelized. Use a fork to smoosh the tomatoes and garlic. Enjoy! Or put in a jar and freeze for cold winter days.


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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