Late Fall Week #2 (EOW Group #2)

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This Week's Harvest:

Sweet Potatoes--Fully cured, wonderful sweet flavor and texture.  Long storage life on your counter!

Kohlrabi--A crisp, sweet addition to salads or stir fry. 

Beauty Heart Radishes--brilliant pink interior makes these my favorite winter salad ingredient.  Slice thinly or grate.  They have some heat, but actually mellow in storage!

Salad Mix--mix of lettuce varieties.  Bits of cold/wind damage on this batch.

Spinach--Great texture for salads and cooking both.

Garlic--Fully cured, can be stored on the counter.  We love our garlic!  Giant cloves and robust flavor make it a favorite with members too.

Brussels Sprouts or Green Beans--Never before have green beans been offered in the Late Fall Share!  What a strange season :).  Choose between those and Brussels Sprouts this week.

Assorted Winter Squash--Our squash yields were rather low this year, and so you will have a choice among delicata, honey nut, and Thelma Sanders squash this week.

Onions--red and yellow storage varieties

Potatoes--Red potatoes from Driftless Organics in Viroqua WI.  They are awesome!

Leeks--Beautiful late-season leeks can be used anywhere you might use an onion.  Did you know leeks freeze well?  Just chop them up and put them in a ziploc bag, ready to sprinkle into your next soup pot.

Carrots--Yumm, fall carrots are the best 🙂

Turnips--A mix this week of white salad turnips (sweet and tender--best used raw) and scarlet (best for roasting).

Celery--Our late fall hoop house planting!  This celery packs tremendous flavor and is extremely tender.  The leaves are tender as well and can be used as an herb.

Green Cabbage--these large heads store well in the fridge--even after being cut!

Baby bibb lettuce--sweet tender leaves and great buttery texture!

 

EOW Members ONLY:  

Shallots--A rich, intense bulb in the onion family.  Shallots deliver wonderful flavor to slow simmers and roasts.

 

Storage:

Root vegetables (except potatoes and sweet potatoes--not technically roots) should be stored in the fridge in plastic unless you have a root cellar setup.  Sweet potatoes, squash, onions, garlic, and shallots can be stored short-term on your counter and longer term in a cool dark place with medium humidity.  Greens, celery, Brussels sprouts, and green beans can be stored 1-2 weeks in the fridge.  Cabbage will store 1-2 months (even if it's cut!) in the fridge.

 

Recipes:

 

Leek and Delicata Squash Soup

Stuffed Winter Squash

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Ham and Winter Vegetable Pot Pie

Orzo with Caramelized Fall Vegetables and Ginger

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Kohlrabi and Cabbage Slaw with Tahini Lemon Dressing

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