Main Season 2018 CSA – Week # 23 – Distribution for 10/30/18

CSA 2018 – WEEK #23

October 29, 2018

 

We welcome November this week and the final three weeks of our CSA program.  Please note that week #25 will be our final week of deliveries.  For most of you, that will be the week BEFORE Thanksgiving.  The plantings that we had expected to harvest this week are delayed and not yet ready…so you can expect that we’ll have a packed box for the last two deliveries.  Beets, rutabaga, cauliflower and broccoli are all out in the field and nearly ready to harvest.  Fingers crossed for sunshine and mild temperatures over the next week so that everything can keep growing!  For those of you who wish to join us again next season, please note that we expect to begin taking renewal applications in December.  We’ll send out an e-mail with all the details once they’re finalized.

THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES…

Sweet Potatoes – THIS WEEK IT’S A MIX OF WHITE AND ORANGE VARIETIES! Freshly dug and more to come!  Remember that sweet potatoes cannot be stored in the refrigerator.  They need to stay above 50 degrees or they will get cold damage. It’s best to keep them on the counter or in a cool (not cold) spot.
Storage: In a cool (NOT cold) spot.  Do not refrigerate.  Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Watermelon Radish – A surprise awaits you when you slice into these radishes.  They are delicious sliced raw, as a slaw, or roasted in the oven.  If you peel them lightly and leave a bit of the green flesh, they really do resemble slices of watermelon!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator.  Separate roots from the greens. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.

Leeks – Try braising the leeks…they turn buttery and sweet.  Perfect side dish!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Carrots – Our sweet fall carrots are finally big enough to harvest!  Their seeding was delayed back in August due to the rain, so we’ve had to be patient!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Cabbage
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Scallions
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

BRIERMERE FARM FRUIT SHARE: Fuji and Jonagold Apples

RECIPES

Simple Braised Leeks
Roasted Watermelon Radishes with Herbed Tahini Sauce
Roasted Cabbage with Warm Walnut Rosemary Dressing

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