Hello All, We have reached the final week of the 2023 CSA season. Thank you for supporting our farm through this tough, wet summer and eating local, organic food. It is hard to capture this year in words, here is a quick snapshot by the numbers. 2023 by the Numbers
24,000 pounds of food harvested, distributed, eaten and counting!
~ 1,120 eggs collected and sold each week
200 chickens loved and cared for
86 CSA families fed
~ 75 tomato sandwiches eaten by GH
40 gallons of maple syrup made
21 Market Cart Tuesdays
20 post CSA day meals made by Elsbeth's parents
14 CSA shares donated to the Peterborough Food Pantry each week by members
5 work share members helping us each week
3 tired and happy farm workers
1 new hoop house built
Each season on the farm is a whirlwind of growth and dirt, sunny days, rainy days, fresh food, compost piles, some tears and lots of smiles. As a farm we have grown significantly since our first year at Nubi. Most importantly our CSA has increased which is the heart of our farm. We love growing food for members who pickup each week and share in the bounty and the losses of whatever the season brings. So thank you for joining us on this season's journey. Although the CSA season is ending, we are deep in fall projects. For the next month and a half we will be busy building our new hoop house, planting 6,000 garlic cloves, organizing our spaces and winterizing the farm. After a farmer vacation in December we will be crop planning for next year, ordering seeds and maple sugaring. The farmers life is always busy! Look out for an email within the next few weeks with a CSA survey. We love hearing how the season was for you and what we can do to improve our farm. And stay in touch! Our Farm Store will remain open until the first week or two of November depending on weather. Please stop by to get fresh veggies while you can, our eggs and other products. 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 ** 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. Baby Kale - this may have outgrown "baby kale" size but we still harvest it like a baby green. Chop it roughly and add to soup, eggs, frittata or as a side. Arugula - spicy fall arugula. Head Lettuce - small green and red heads, enjoy the greens while they are fresh. Brussel Sprouts - yippee! Brussel sprouts need a frost to get sweet and we are getting another one tonight. We offer them on the stalk, just break them off and roast with your favorite flavors like garlic, oil, salt and balsamic. Cabbage - green storage cabbage great for slaws or sauted. Will last many months if store in a closed plastic bag in the fridge. Peppers - remains of summer, still in storage and great for cooking or eating raw. Fingerling Potatoes - what a potato year we had! These fingerlings are Jasen's favorites. Beets - storage red and gold beets. Carrots - sweet fall carrots. Finally some sizable ones! Garlic - a staple in most meals and so versatile. You will notice the flower area is tilled up, this is where next year's garlic is going. Scallions - bunching onions perfect for sauteing. Celeriac - celery root is great for adding flavor to soups and even delicious raw. Available for Pick Your Own -
Cilantro (already picked and available at pickup)
Recipes Ideas: Did you try your brussel sprouts from last week? Try these lemon roasted brussel sprouts to mix it up.
Our fall arugula has been beautiful and this arugula quinoa salad looks like a delicious way to enjoy it. 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.