Main Season 2017 CSA – Week # 18 – Distribution for 10/03/17

CSA 2017 – WEEK #18

September 25, 2017

What a fabulous harvest we have for you this week!  So many of our favorite fall greens are here…and cauliflower too!  This weather is throwing us for a bit of a loop, but how can we complain?  Most of the crops are loving this extra boost of growth from the heat.  Only the broccoli is cranky.  (It loves the cold.). Have a beautiful week!  – Maggie

HARVEST FESTIVAL – Sunday, October 15th from 11am-3pm
Bring your family and friends AND a picnic and visit the farm on Sunday, October 15th from 11am-3pm. You’ll have an opportunity to tour the fields, learn how we grow your food, watch cooking demonstration, enjoy kids’ activities and more!  More details here on our website…

JOIN THE CSA MEMBER GROUP!   Please share your Recipes, Cooking Tips & other ideas for getting the most out of your CSA on our FACEBOOK CSA MEMBERS PAGE!  (It’s a private group.)

THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES…

Arugula–  The picture above was taken this morning from Field 3 as we prepared to harvest arugula with our mechanical harvester.  The arugula leaves are very tender, so be sure to wash them gently and eat right away!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use:Now!

Bok Choi – A favorite of many….I’ve used it in stir-fries for years, but just starting eating it raw in salads and I love it!  It’s a member of the cabbage family so it’s packed with nutrients.
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week

Japanese Salad Turnips – We haven’t had these turnips in the shares since June, so remember that you can eat both the tops AND the roots!  Saute the tops with olive oil and garlic.  Eat the bottoms raw sprinkled with salt, or cook them too.  You can’t go wrong either way.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Cauliflower – We wait all season for the cauliflower and here it is!  Do you know why the heads stay white?  The leaves form a cover over the heads to shade them from the sun!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Red or Yellow Colored Peppers – It’s taken a while for our peppers to turn from green to yellow or red in the field.  Patience pays off and we’ve harvested a few special ones for you this week!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days

Collards OR Napa Cabbage – These items are in rotation this week.  Collards are best cooked or used as a wrap! and the Napa Cabbage can be enjoyed either raw in salad or cooked too!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

FRUIT SHARE

Please be sure to remove the fruit from the bag immediately when you get them home.  They should ripen sitting out on a platter or on a dry dish cloth.
Please remember just one bag per fruit share member.
1 mixed bag of Cortland Apples, Bartlett & Seckel Pears
(for fruit share members ONLY)

RECIPES

Asian Collard Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Bok Choi with Garlic
Grilled Bok Choi with Bread Crumbs, Parmesan & Lemon
Apple Pecan Arugula Salad
Simple Roasted Cauliflower