Hello All, And just like that, summer has turned to fall. We thoroughly enjoyed the warmth last week, but the cooler temperatures feel a bit more apt this time of year. On Sunday morning we worked with a crew of people to fell some trees in preparation for our new hoop house. We will use the wood for firewood and the open space will provide more light for the hoop house and help protect it against future damage. The sun was shining brightly and we took a break partway through to sip cider and eat apple cider donuts straight from the bag. A wonderful fall Sunday indeed! Last week we dug up some of our perennials and transplanted them to a new area. We moved yarrow and echinacea, and tucked them in snugly with wood chips. All across the farm, rye cover crop seed is germinating nicely, spreading tiny roots and sending green shoots up towards the sky. A Few Important CSA Notes This will be the last week of pick your own flowers, so be sure to get some. We will mow them down to prepare for next year's garlic at the end of the week. Our friends at Callie's Creamery now have raw milk and pasteurized yogurt for sale! You can find their yogurt in our Farm Store for the next two weeks. Below is information for raw milk. If you are interested you can reach out to them directly at email@example.com or (603)-547-7246. Be sure to get some yogurt tomorrow! It is so delicious, organic and grass fed. We have a flyer on the fridge in the Farm Store with more information. Callie’s Creamery Raw Milk Customer Information
Callie’s Creamery products are certified organic and 100% grass fed. Our milk is tested bi-monthly by the State of NH. We are committed to managing our farm using biodynamic methods that bring vitality to the soil, the plants, and the animals and thereby us.
Raw Milk Customers commit to a weekly milk order on a specific pour/pick-up day. You bring your clean wide mouth bottle/jar(s) each week for the next week’s pour. Your milk will be available by 9AM on your pick up day.
Quart: $4 Half Gallon: $7 The Farm Store will be open through October, closing at the beginning of November. We will keep you posted, but in the meantime we have plenty of veggies for you all. Thats all for now! We look forward to seeing you at CSA pickup, the Farm Store or Market Cart this week. As always, please reach out with any questions. 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 ** Collard Greens - beautiful sweet collards. We recommend sauteing with plenty of butter. Swiss Chard - perhaps one of my favorite veggies on the farm, mostly because of the rainbow. Saute with oil and add soy sauce and sesame seeds to eat. Leaf Lettuce - green and red washed and chopped lettuce, ready to go! Arugula - beautiful baby leaf. Spicy and tender. Baby Kale - tender baby leaf kale, washed and ready to use. Scallions - use as you would onions or leeks. Adds a nice strong flavor and can be used as a garnish. Peppers - the peppers are winding down but we are still harvesting some colored and green peppers, including lunchbox. Potatoes - yellow skin and flesh, beautiful potatoes, great for roasting or baking. Beets - fresh bunches with greens. Saute the greens like you would swiss chard. Carrots - sweet fall carrots. Finally some sizable ones! Butternut Squash - beautiful butternuts, perfect for roasting and soups. We love this variety because the seed pocket is very small. Celeriac - also known as celery root. Strong flavor, great in soups as a substitute for celery or roasted. Radishes - radishes are back. Spicy and good for fresh eating or in salads. Leeks - long tender leeks, great for soups. Available for Pick Your Own -
Hot Peppers - poblano, shishito, jalapeno, mad hatter, hot paper lantern
All flowers - LAST WEEK!!
Recipes Ideas: I am very into one pot meals these days like soups and frittata. There is so much goodness coming out of the fields and we always have a plethora of our eggs so I like prepping breakfasts for the week with a frittata dish. The best part is you can substitute almost anything you have on hand and it will be delicious. Try this frittata and let me know what you added. And how about butternut squash muffins? I made some this weekend and they are so cozy. I make gluten free ones, but you can make whatever works best for you.
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.