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CSA Week 15: Fall Flavors

Hello All, I am listening to the rain patter outside as I write, the smell of granola filling my kitchen. Which reminds me! Round up your farm returns for the week...granola jars, pint and quart berry containers and egg cartons. THANK YOU! On Saturday we had a lovely time celebrating the harvest and our land at our annual farm party. Our dear friends played beautiful music, we shared delicious food made with farm ingredients, danced and chatted. We are so grateful to each one of you who has helped the farm thrive this year in many different ways. Our Fall CSA filled up fast and is full for the season. We have 2 more weeks of Summer CSA before we transition to 4 weeks of fall shares. If you didn't get to signup, don't worry! Our Farm Store will be open and stocked everyday through October and you can still find GH at the Pop-Up Market Cart on Tuesdays from 3pm - 6pm through October or until the weather turns. On rainy days I always feel like the farm opens itself to the water. Each droplet nourishing the cover crops we have planted, the fall greens, the strong kale that has provided us each week since March, the marigolds that hold on while other flowers pass away, the fall beets and carrots that are sizing up for storage. Although we have complained at times this season about too much rain, we are caught in the rains power; needing it so deeply to thrive. Week after week the ground soaks in what the sky offers. The crops grow and mature and die, the farmers pull on their rain boots over and over again. Some fun new fall crops in CSA this week, read on to see what is in your share and find some recipes. See you tomorrow! (I think its going to be sunny:). Please remember to bring back egg cartons, granola jars, pint and quart containers, rubber bands and black plant sale pots. We will reuse them!

CSA Pickup Important Reminders Pickup is from 3pm-5:30pm at Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm, Peterborough, NH, 03458. If you are unable to make it to CSA pickup, please let me know! We have options such as picking up double, donating to the food pantry or having your share packed. Please bring a reusable bag to pack your share into. We wash most of our produce before distribution but its always a good idea to give everything a rinse before you eat it. 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: **As always we sometimes don't know until harvest day what will be ready and of good quality, but we do our best to give you a rough idea ** Kale - green curly, red curly and lacinato. Chop leaves and stems and sauté with oil, salt and pepper. Head Lettuce - big red heads of curly lettuce. Leaf Lettuce - red and green mixed lettuce, washed, bagged and ready to eat. Baby Kale - remember this from the spring? Easy to eat bagged baby kale, toss in soups, salads or stir fries. Broccoli - fall broccoli is a farmer favorite. Fun to grow and delicious to eat. Ripe Peppers (red, yellow and orange) - peppers are still producing steadily and we are in awe of the bright beautiful fruits. Tomatillos - new for us this year, tomatillos are best in salsa or tossed into tacos. See below for a salsa recipe. Cherry Tomatoes - mixed 1/2 pints of colorful cherries. This might be the last week of cherry tomatoes so savor them! Full Size Tomatoes - we have red, yellow, purple and yellow striped. Also winding down on big tomatoes. Potatoes - delicious roasted with oil, salt, pepper and herbs. Beets - red, gold and chiogga (pink stripes). Enjoy roasted or in a soupe (see recipes for a beet and fennel soup). Carrots - baby carrots from a planting that grew during the intense July rains. We tried our best to save them from rampant weeds. winter squash is one of my favorite Delicata Squash - winter squash is one of my our favorites to grow and delicata is a favorite to eat! No need to peel as the skin is edible and tender. Cut in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds and cut into half moons. Roast with oil, salt and pepper and if you are feeling sweet a drizzle of maple syrup. More recipe ideas below. Cabbage - the fall cabbage is in! Green and ripe and beautiful. Red Onions - as we have mentioned we lost almost all of our onions this year to pests and rain. We do have a few red onions and some specialty onions called Red Long of Tropea. Available for Pick Your Own -

  • Basil

  • Parsley (curly)

  • Mint

  • Lemon Balm

  • Oregano

  • Sage

  • Tulsi

  • Chives

  • Lavender

  • All flowers

Recipes Ideas: I highly recommend trying this Tomatillo Salsa especially if you have never had tomatillos before. Last year I made this roasted delicata squash and apple salad and it was so delicious. As a kid my parents would cut delicata in half, scoop seeds out, drizzle with oil, maple syrup and cinnamon and roast until tender. It tasted and felt like a special treat! In a pinch just roast everything! There are so many good roasting flavors in late summer; potatoes, carrots, beets, squash, fennel, the list goes on. Toss it in a pan with oil and salt and let the oven work it's magic.

I highly recommend Dishing Up The Dirt website for recipe inspiration. She is a farmer and separates recipes by vegetable and season. 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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