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CSA Week 13: Rainy Days and Baby Greens

Hello Members, Rain at last! We woke up this Monday morning to steady rainfall out the window, a truly relaxing sound for drought tired farmers at the end of a parched summer. The new transplants and cover crops we have seeded are soaking in this beautiful gift. When we ventured out to harvest for wholesale this morning the fall crops looked like they had grown overnight. Now is the time for big harvests of crops like potatoes, winter squash (delicata will be in shares very soon!) and carrots. In the evenings we are busy cleaning onions for storage and thinking about our cover cropping plans to replenish the soil this fall. After all, this land has given us such beautiful bounty and our main job is caring for the soil and all that lives in it, so we can continue the cycle next year. We are also busy weeding the fall greens and are so excited that leaf lettuce and soon spinach are back! The cooler days and nights are not only a relief to the farmers but these well-loved greens too.

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!

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. 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! Swiss Chard - chard is back! My favorite way to prepare is to chop leaves and stems, saute stems first in a little oil and garlic, then add leaves and soy sauce and sesame seeds. Leaf Lettuce - is back yippee! Salads, sandwiches, everything can resume at last. Storage Onions - yellow and red, fully cured and will last months if stored in a cool, dark place. Zucchini (green, yellow and patty pan)- the zucchini is slowly ending so a lot of these are bigger, I recommend making zucchini bread, muffins or my favorite chocolate zucchini bread! 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 - if you got a melon and it wasn't good, please let us know and we are more than happy to replace it. 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. Carrots - storage carrots so not quite as sweet as the early summer variety. Great for soups, stews, of course snacking raw and at our farm party Colin even made a carrot cocktail! 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:

Rainy days make me crave soup and since the carrots and celery have been a delicious staple for most of the season, this hearty lentil soup has it all! It is my go-to easy soup for a chilly evening and the mustard really brings it all together for a super flavorful dish. Enjoy!

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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