Monday, September 14, 2015

Week 15 (A-Week) Share List and Farm News

Week 15 (A-Week, cheese share, no meat share)

FARM NEWS: Our Garlic Festival is this Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Of course admission is free for CSA members – as always! In addition to lots of vendors selling garlic foods, sauces, and crafts, we’ll be doing hayrides, talks on growing garlic, and more! We are still looking for entrants for the garlic eating contest, and Junior Garlic Iron chef, where kids in teams of 1-3 make a garlicky sauce out of ingredients that we give them! They win prizes and trophies! If you are interested, please email us! More info and festival schedule is here:

            Fall crops are coming in. Tomatoes are starting to wind down and sweet corn, sadly, is done. We are proud to be giving you another new winter squash – acorn! Roast it whole, or cut in  half and put a little butter and brown sugar inside each cup, when you roast in the oven. An easy and fast dinner. And we finally got some rain this past week! what a relief.

Share items for Sept 16, Sept 19 (best guess in advance):

Garlic, 1 bulb German White variety
Acorn squash, 1
Cherry or plum tomatoes, 1 pint OR 1 red slicing tomato
arugula, .25 lb loose
Trendy Shishito peppers – so good roasted whole! – 4-6
Hot peppers, 2
Broccoli rabe, 1 bu (for those of you new to the CSA, our broccoli rabe is mostly leaf – it has not yet developed large florets like you might have seen in store-bought broccoli rabe – but you cook it the same way, chop and sautee in oil with some garlic! Great on pasta)
Potatoes, 2 lb mixed types
Fennel, 2 bulbs

Fruit share: apples, 2 lbs, AND 1 other item (plums or grapes)

Flower share: cosmos, gomphrena, sunflowers, etc.

Egg share: ½ doz pastured eggs

Cheese share: one piece Thistle Hill Tarentaise, a certified organic, award-winning cheese from Vermont that has been featured in Martha Stewart Living ( AND  Champlain Valley Creamery Triple Cream button. 

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