CSA Week #18 (EOW Group #2)

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This Week's Harvest:

Apples!--Again this week 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--It's the end of our first cutting--hopefully we'll see some regrowth!

Celeriac--Celery root is an intimidating vegetable, but take a knife to carve back the gnarly skin and you have a flavorful white root for soups and stews.  It's also nice grated with other roots for a raw salad.

Kohlrabi--Our fall crop is sweet and crisp, great for a raw snack with hummus or sliced into salad.

Spaghetti or Butternut Squash --Spaghetti squash can be halved and roasted, them forked out in threads for a delicious pasta alternative.  Butternut can be cubed for curry, roasted in haves, or boiled for soup.  It's very versatile!

Kale or Chard--Your choice of cooking greens.  Both freeze very well!

Salad Mix--Our spring mix is back for the fall.

Beets or Rutabaga--Your choice of roots.

Edamame or radishes--The last of the edamame, or crisp fall radishes.  Lots of choices this week!

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

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--Bibb or Summer Crisp variety.  We're seeing some insect damage brought on by the heat, so these heads are not as pretty as usual.  Still delicious!

 

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.  Remember to keep peppers in bags or bins in the fridge to avoid getting soft!  

 

This Week's U-Pick:

 

Last week for Sauce Tomatoes, Pickling Cucumbers, Tomatillos, and Spicy Peppers!!  It's time to prepare the field for next spring.  Our cherry tomatoes and herbs continue, and we'll leave the flowers for picking through until the frost.

Recipes:

Baked Eggs in Creamed Spinach

Russian Beet Borscht

Harvest Meatloaf (a family favorite)

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Carrot, Apple, and Celeriac Mash

 

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