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Fall CSA Week 2: Autumn Magic

Hello Members, Here in our corner of New Hampshire the leaves are showering us in all of their fall color magic. This weekend we drove up to the mountains to hike, and the fiery reds, fierce yellows and stunning oranges practically leapt off the mountainsides as we sped by. Autumn brings such a colorful contrast to the deep green of summer and the gray dark of winter, as if a reminder to take note of the small glories all around us. Fall is magic because it is a short burst before the cold, dark, cozy winter. A last bright blast before quiet. Similarly, fall CSA is the last of the vegetables before the farm rests. These last few weeks there will be less variety in your shares but you will be receiving larger quantities of storage items to stock up. Things like onions, potatoes and butternut squash. Remember these items can last months if stored properly or processed. See our Vegetable_Storage_Tips.pdf if you need a refresher. 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 Mint 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! Mixed Greens - a blend of red and green leaf lettuce, baby kale and arugula. Head Lettuce - small romaine heads. Celery - time for fall soups and stews. Our celery has a strong and delicious flavor. Leeks - small but tender and delicious. Grab some potatoes as well and make potato leek soup. Onions - Storage onions, red and yellow. A large quantity for stocking up! Tomatoes - the last of the tomatoes, some cherries, red slicers and maybe even some green tomatoes. Here is a recipe for green tomato and apple chutney Butternut Squash - Great for roasting in cubes or making a creamy fall soup. Pie Pumpkins - small pumpkins perfect for baking. I recommend Pamela Salzman's chocolate pumpkin tart, always a hit! Also roast, scoop out the meat, puree and freeze for winter pies. Acorn and Kubocha Squash - we grew a limited number of these winter squashes, enjoy! Both make great soup as they are naturally creamy. Potatoes - 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. Pick Your Own This Week - chives, parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage, lemon balm. 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!

Recipes Ideas:

This sheet pan chicken recipe really highlights potatoes, which are a staple of the fall share. An easy weeknight meal, just add some kale or maybe roasted winter squash on the side and some rice. If you don't eat meat swap chickpeas for the chicken.

For the more adventurous canners out there try thisgreen tomato and apple chutneythat uses the abundance of green tomatoes before the frost to make a sweet and tart chutney. A CSA member told me about this!

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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