What’s in the Box 10/18/16

CSA Week #21 – October 18-21
Thanks to everyone who came out to the farm on Sunday!  It was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed meeting you and showing you around the farm!  We’re all cleaned up and ready to carry on with our usual Monday activities…harvesting your veggies!

White Salad Turnips – Both the tops and the roots are delicious on these turnips!  Another great 2-for-1 veg.  You don’t need to peel the roots, just wash them well.  They are surprisingly juicy and delicious raw or cooked.  Your choice!  The tops saute up quickly as a side-dish or in a stir-fry.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Separate the roots from the green tops.  They’ll last longer that way. Uses:Raw or cooked. When to use: Within 5 days. 

Leeks – I’m loving leeks in all my soups and gratins this time of year.  They add such a beautiful, soft flavor.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within a week.

White Potatoes – These are great for mashed potatoes!  Be sure to store them in a DARK spot.  White varieties are more sensitive to light (and they will turn green if they are exposed for too long.) Do not eat potatoes that have green flesh.  You can usually see the green color through the skin.  They can be toxic.
Storage: In a cook, dark, dry place.  Uses: Cooked When to use: Within a month. 

Collards – A wonderful cooking green! Try one of the recipes below.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within a week.

Green Beans – Green Beans in October!  This our last planting of the season.  I still love the simplest preparation – steamed until just tender and served with butter and salt & pepper.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within a week.

Farmer’s Choice Item(s)

FRUIT SHARE – Mixed bag of Bosc Pears and Red & Golden Delicious Apples