CSA Week #17 (EOW Group #1)

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This Week's Harvest:

Apples!--This week (and next) we have organic apples in the share from our fellow farmers at Atoms to Apples in Mt. Horeb.  They are a newly certified organic orchard!

Spinach--Hurray!  A big bag of our surprisingly bountiful fall planting.

Celery--Our fall hoop house-grown celery is huge, sweet, and beautiful.  Remember that you can freeze celery for winter soups!

Broccoli OR Brussels Sprouts--Just the start of the sprouts, but the broccoli won't be around must longer.

Romano OR Dragon Tongue Beans--Your choice of flat-podded beans.  Both can be used as you would a green bean, although I find the Dragon Tongue more tender for raw eating.

Baby Bok Choi--It's a return of spring with these sweet tender greens--great for chopped salads, stir fries, and soups.

Arugula--Awesome flavor--this new patch looks amazing!

Cilantro OR Scallions OR Dill--You choose.

Sweet salad turnips and radishes--Together in a bag.  The white turnips are super sweet and tender--great raw in salads or on their own.  Radishes have a kick and great texture.  I love them sliced on tacos, tuna salad, and sesame noodles.

Torpedo and Yellow Onions-- Torpedos are great salad and grilling onions, and the yellows are the standard you have been receiving.

Mini Cabbage--Mild and thin-leafed, this is a great slaw cabbage.  Also good for stir fries or sautees.

Garlic--Now fully cured for storage

Sweet Red and Orange Italian Peppers--Carmen are long sweet red peppers--a reliable producer in a cooler summer like this one.  The orange peppers are a new a variety this year--Cornito Giallo--and we love them.

Carrots--We're finally into our fall planting, and in your bag you'll find a few PURPLE carrots that we are trialing this year.  They're awesome!

Lettuce--Red Bibb variety.  

 

Storage:

Most vegetables this week will keep best in plastic in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.   Onions and garlic can sit on your counter and will keep for months.  Carrots and other roots will keep for months.  Greens should be used within 2 weeks (the arugula is the most fragile FYI).  Remember to keep peppers in bags or bins in the fridge to avoid getting soft!

 

This Week's U-Pick:

Tomatillos, pickling cucumbers, spicy peppers, and sauce tomatoes are open for picking.  Not much left in the sauce tomato patch (although surprisingly better than last week)!  

TONS of cherry tomatoes and pickling cucumbers--come and get them!

NO HARVEST LIMITS on any crops!!

 

Flowers 

Herbs--Basil, cilantro, dill, mint, rosemary, chives, sage, thyme, oregano, lavender, sorrel, tarragon, and lemon balm are available for picking this week.

Our last patch of pesto basil is ready--seize the day before the end!

 

Recipes:

Pasta with Arugula and Goat Cheese Sauce

Tangy Apple Slaw

Romano Bean Salad

Romano Beans and Tomatoes (you can sub Dragon Tongue beans as well)

Celery Chicken

Homemade Cream of Celery Soup

 

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