Main Season 2018 CSA – Week # 24 – Distribution for 11/05/18

CSA 2018 – WEEK #24

November 5, 2018

This is an old photo I took of Farmer Matt and a pair of rutabagas 16 years ago…it’s one of my favorites.  This guy is the reason we all eat so well….a classical musician and chef by training, a farmer by passion, his dream and drive has created this beautiful farm from nothing.  He’s so modest, but I think he’s a pretty cool human.  Thanks farmer Matt for your love and devotion to the mastery of your craft!

We’re nearing the end of the growing season here on the North Fork…next week is our final week of deliveries!  We’re sad it’s all ending, but we’re looking forward to a much-needed break before we get gearing up for next season.  Farmers stay pretty busy year-round, even when we’re not in the active growing season.  January kicks off with seed orders, budgeting, equipment maintenance and farm planning.  We will be in touch in December with more information about our 2019 CSA share offerings and a timeline for registration.  Stay tuned!

THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES…

Rutabaga – This is my mother’s favorite vegetable.  Peel it, boil it, mash it.  Add butter and salt and it makes a super delicious, earthy side dish for your fall and winter meals.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator.  Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 10 days.

Broccoli – We are so relieved that the broccoli is ready to harvest this week!  It’s been growing soooo slowly!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Bok Choi – If you find any discoloration on the white stem, you can ignore it, it’s just cosmetic and fine to eat!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

White Potatoes – These white potatoes are perfect for mashed potatoes – light and flavorful!  Keep out of light!
Storage: In a cool (NOT cold), dark spot. 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.

Radicchio – A wonderful bitter green (red)!  Slice into thin ribbon and pair with a hard, sharp cheese, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt & pepper for a stellar salad.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

White Salad Turnips – Don’t forget that the greens are the best part!  Cook like spinach!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator.  Separate the roots from the greens before storing. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

BRIERMERE FARM FRUIT SHARE: Jonagold Apples

RECIPES

Roasted Rutabaga with Brown Butter
Radicchio with Manchego Vinaigrette
Stir-Fried Bok Choi with Ginger and Garlic

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