CSA Week #18 (EOW Group #2)

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This Week's Harvest:

Sweet Potatoes--First of the season!  These sweets have cured for 10 days, and can live on your counter.  They will continue to develop sweetness as they sit too.

Apples--This week's apples from Atoms to Apples in Mt Horeb are a mix of Liberty and Crimson Gold.  Owner and orchardist Rami does an amazing job growing certified organic apples in this climate.  If you like them, consider signing up for the Apple Share this fall!

Butternut Squash--Super versatile and a good keeper, butternut is my favorite all-around squash!  Perfect for creamy squash soup, cubed into squash curry, or roasted and used as you would pumpkin in breads, pies, and muffins. 

Choice of Winter Squash--Everyone has their own favorite, so you'll get to choose from delicata, buttercup, and spaghetti squash to round out your share.

Yellow and Red Onions-- Fully cured, these all-purpose onions can sit on the counter.

Bibb Lettuce--Tender fall varieties, great for lettuce wraps, sandwiches, or a delicate salad.

Garlic--These bulbs are fully cured and can sit on your counter.

Carrots--Tasty fall carrots are here!  This week's are a gorgeous mix of orange and purple varieties.

Celeriac--Our first harvest of the delicious, gnarly-rooted cousin of celery.  Simply cut back the outer skin and you'll have a white root perfect for soups and stews, grating into fall salads, or boiling and mashing with potatoes.  It's one of my favorite fall veggies.

Green Beans—Our beans escaped the frost and taste amazing! This could be the last harvest though... 

Assorted Peppers-- We're at the end of pepper season, and picked the remaining peppers from our plants before the frost.  Enjoy them now, or dice and freeze for winter pizza!

Beets—It's been a challenging year for beets on the farm, so we are very excited to have them.  We love pan roasting beets with their greens, or using the greens in place of cabbage in Borscht.  Soup season is here!

Storage:

Most items in the share will keep 10-14 days in a bag or crisper drawer in the fridge.  Carrots and beets (without their greens) will keep a month or more.  Sweet potatoes, onions and garlic can be stored long-term on the counter.  Winter squash will keep 1 month or more on the counter.

This Week's U-Pick:

Things are winding down in the U-pick areas.  There are certainly flowers for the patient picker, and newer plantings of cilantro and dill look nice in the herb garden.  Otherwise the herb garden is a MESS!  We lost so many herbs this year (unprecedented) that we are ripping out the garden and re-establishing it in the spring.

 

This Week's Recipes:

Apple and Celeriac Salad

Russian Beet Borscht

Celeriac and Carrot Remoulade

Macaroni and Cheese with Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Ginger

 

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