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CSA Week 6: Certified Organic!


Hello Members,


We are very excited to announce that Nubi River Farm is officially Certified Organic. We have been working hard on this since March, and although nothing about our farming has changed aside from A LOT more record keeping, it is encouraging to have the official label.


We have begun picking oh so many ripe tomatoes and each one makes us smile. We uncovered our winter squash which we cover when we first transplant it to protect it from bugs. As soon as it flowers we uncover it so it can be pollinated. The plants have grown leaps and bounds and look really healthy. In the first hoop house the wall of beans that have been steadily twirling their way up towards the sky have begun producing. Today we harvested 55lbs of beans from the vines. WOW. In short we are surrounded by abundance and that includes abundance of the hard things too; weeds, pests, hot days, not enough water. And this is the dance! One moment we are smiling at the beauty of a new crop, the next we are grumpy at the carrot beds that have been taken over by weeds. It ebbs, it flows and here we are, happy in the sunshine, feeding our community.


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. Once you arrive follow the driveway all the way down past the garages until you see a barn and a silver truck. To your right you will see a grass path and another barn with an open sign on it. Follow the path and you will see our Farm Store and CSA pickup. Check out our selection of Orchard Hill bread and cookies at pickup! This week's cookie is Double Dark Chocolate. Bring a reusable bag to pack your share into. We also encourage you to bring your own food storage bags for produce. 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. Head Lettuce - green and red. Leaf Lettuce - a mix of 3 leaf lettuces, red and green. Garlic Scapes - Use the whole scape as you would garlic or green onions, makes amazing pesto. Basil Beets - great roasted or steamed, so sweet this time of year. Celery - this is our first time growing celery! Dip it in hummus, spread with nut butter or chop into salad. Green Beans - delicious raw or steamed. This variety is called rattlesnake and although they have purple lines when raw they turn green when cooked. Carrots - so sweet and young, best eaten raw in my opinion. Broccoli - roast it, steam it, dip it in hummus. Zucchini - chop and saute briefly with oil and salt. Cucumbers - great for snacking or salads. Cherry Tomatoes - so sweet, the perfect snack, add to salads or roast. Sweet Bell Peppers (green, purple, light yellow) - a variety of sweet peppers, great for snacking, frying, sautéing, stuffing. Pick Your Own This Week - peas, chives, parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage, lemon balm, chamomile and flowers (zinnias, marigolds, cosmos, calendula, sunflowers). 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 around 12 items to choose from, you may choose 8 of these items. For example one item will be 1 bunch of swiss chard, 4 beets, or 1 bag of spinach. 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, and tell your friends!

  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:


I made this simple pasta with basil and tomatoes last night and it was the perfect summer meal. The pasta sauce has a nice nutty flavor and you simple can't beat the freshness of tomatoes and basil this time of year. I used gluten free pasta but any will work. From "Whole Food Cooking Everyday" by Amy Chaplin.


Summer Tomato and Basil Pasta


1.5 lbs ripe tomatoes

1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

1 garlic clove, grated

3/4 teaspoon salt

freshly ground black pepper

1 12oz package pasta of your choice

1 recipe Easy Pine Nut Pasta Sauce


Easy Pine Nut Pasta Sauce

1/2 cup raw pine nuts

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt


Heat a medium skillet and add pine and stir frequently, toasting for 5 minutes. Add all ingredients to a blender or mortar and pestle and blend well.


Core and chop tomatoes and place in a large serving bowl, juices included. Add basil, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper and toss to combine. Set aside. Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and return to pot. Add pine nut sauce and stir to coat. Add to the tomatoes and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Best eaten immediately.


Send us your recipes if you tried something and love it!


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We are excited to be growing for you.

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