Hello Members, This is the final week of summer CSA shares, thank you so much for joining us. If you signed up for Fall CSA it will start right up next Tuesday and run for four weeks. This weekend we took a much deserved break and went backpacking in Baxter State Park in Maine. It was a treat to enjoy some time in the mountains with family. When we got back this afternoon we were welcomed by the beautiful green carpet of the cover crops we planted last week. It soaked in the rain and sunshine and is growing nicely where our summer crops used to be. This afternoon we got right back into our Monday routine; harvesting beans and tomatoes for CSA tomorrow, checking on the farm and harvesting and packing a wholesale order for the Green Grocer. This week we are hoping to get our butternut squash and Jack O Lanterns out of the field as well as finish harvesting our potatoes. We will be taking the cherry tomatoes out soon, as this fall we are taking the plastic off one of our hoop houses in order to replace it in the spring. We will then plant a cover crop in this hoop house to replenish the soil which will be "winter-killed" over the winter and then worked it into the soil next spring. The fall brings plenty of larger tasks to tuck the farm in for winter and we still have some long days ahead.
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! Bring a reusable bag to pack your share into. We also encourage you to bring your own produce storage bags. Check out our selection of Orchard Hill bread and cookies at pickup! This week's cookie is Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip. Our veggies can last weeks if stored properly! Click the document below for tips on storing your produce. Vegetable_Storage_Tips.pdf
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. Head Lettuce - red curly and green romaine heads. Red and Gold Beets - good for roasting with olive oil, salt and pepper. Celery - time for fall soups and stews. Our celery has a strong and delicious flavor. Storage Onions - yellow and red, fully cured and will last months if stored in a cool, dark place. Cherry Tomatoes - so sweet, the perfect snack, add to salads or roast. We are amazing they are still going strong! 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! Green Beans - tender and delicious steamed or eaten raw. Delicata Squash - if you get one with a soft spot, use quickly or chop and freeze for later use. Most damage is not below the surface. Chop and season with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Add a little maple syrup for an extra treat! Butternut Squash - the first of these beauties. Great for roasting in cubes or making a creamy fall soup (see recipe below!) Pie Pumpkins - small pumpkins perfect for baking. I recommend Pamela Salzman's chocolate pumpkin tart, always a hit! French Fingerling Potatoes - large, red fingerings. Roast with olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary and paprika for Jasen's favorite meal. Our potatoes are slightly damaged from wire worms but just peel and enjoy. The damage doesn't go below the surface. 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. 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!
Pop-Up veggie cart on Tuesdays from 3pm-6pm in front of the West Peterborough Post Office
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).
Join our CSA! We have a few spots left with a pro-rated price depending on how many weeks remaining.
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
You have to try this chocolate pumpkin tart.Grab a pie pumpkin or two and just do it. It is seriously SO good. I could eat one a day!
Send us your recipes if you tried something and loved it.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We are excited to be growing for you.