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CSA Week 16: Final Week of Summer Shares

Hello All, Please remember to bring back farm items this week! I am especially low on granola jars (pints and quarts) so take a look around for those as well as egg cartons and pint and quart berry containers. Also, if you joined our Fall CSA and haven't paid yet, remember to bring a check, thanks! Tomorrow is the last week of summer CSA pickup, wow! Thank you for joining us this season. By choosing to join our CSA you not only supported our farm but supported your body, the land and your community. We couldn't do it without you all, big big thank you! Our farm is built around our CSA and we are reminded of this every week when everyone gathers to pickup their fresh vegetables, explore the farm and join together as a community around food and the land. It is quite magical. We spent our Monday taking down the cherry tomatoes (enjoy the final pints in this week's shares!). We started with a lush hoop houses jungle full of towering 16 foot tall plants and ended with cleaned out beds, neatly covered in a layer of compost and ready for rye cover crop seed. Over the course of the next few weeks we will continue to take down plants, spread compost and cover crop seed all over the farm. After the wild nature of the summer season, the fall often feels nourishing because we are neatening up and putting the farm to rest for the winter. Our Fall CSA is full for the season. If you signed up for Fall CSA and haven't paid yet, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you! This is the last week 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. 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

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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. Swiss Chard - beautifully rainbow chard, with us all season! Saute with oil and add soy sauce and sesame seeds to eat. Head Lettuce - green heads of curly lettuce. Broccoli - fall broccoli is a farmer favorite. Fun to grow and delicious to eat. Cherry Tomatoes - mixed pints of colorful cherries. This is the last week of cherry tomatoes, so savor them! Full Size Tomatoes - last of the full size tomatoes. Some green tomatoes as well because we are starting to take down the plants. Green tomatoes will ripen over time at room temperature. 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 - orange, purple and yellow. Funky sizes and shapes from a hard rainy season. The purple and yellow are best in soups while the orange are sweeter for fresh eating. Winter Squash - winter squash is one of my our favorites to grow and for the last week of summer shares we are offering a mix and match! Choose 4 winter squash from Delicata, Butternut, Kabocha, Acorn, Spaghetti and Pie Pumpkins. Eggplant - beautiful long purple, white striped and fat purple eggplants. Celery - bunched celery with incredible flavor. Great for adding flavor to fall soups and roasts. Leeks - our leeks are called King Richard and known for long tender white stems. Garlic - load up on garlic! We are offering garlic as a bulk item. Store in a cool dry place and use it all fall long! 1 item = 6 heads. Available for Pick Your Own -

  • Hot Peppers - poblano, shishito, jalapeno, mad hatter, hot paper lantern

  • Basil

  • Parsley (curly)

  • Mint

  • Lemon Balm

  • Oregano

  • Sage

  • Tulsi

  • Chives

  • Lavender

  • All flowers

Recipes Ideas: Tis the season for soup. My go to is butternut squash soup which is simple and versatile once the butternut is peeled and roasted. I like to cut the squash into cubes to speed up the cooking process. Saute onions and garlic, add spices of your choice, add the cooked squash and either vegetable stock and water and let it come to a boil. Puree with a hand held blender and add coconut milk. Season with more spices, salt and pepper and enjoy with toasted cheesy bread. Many people know my love for this chocolate pumpkin tart. I am VERY excited the pumpkins are ready and I can make it again. There is something special about it, just try it! I also love making pumpkin chili. It is so warming and cozy and uses some of the flavors of summer that are still available like peppers. 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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