Monday, October 16, 2017

2017 CSA week #18

Hello members and friends and welcome to the final week of the CSA for 2017. Here are the veggies you will be receiving:


  • garlic
  • carrots
  • tomatoes
  • beets
  • leeks
  • shallots
  • peppers
  • cabbage
  • butternut squash
  • *Click on the vegetable above for more recipes!

    First of all, we'd like to thank everyone for supporting us this year. We hope you enjoyed eating the vegetables as much as we enjoyed growing them. Also, a huge thanks to team Luxy: Kim, Jeremy, Ruth, Sarah, Damon and everyone else who helped out along the way. Without you none of this would be possible.
    Overall, I'd say the year didn't turn out too bad given the challenges we had with all the wet weather in the spring. It was a rocky start but once things got going they turned out great. Those were definitely the biggest carrots we have ever grown and that's not to mention the giant onions and leeks. On the down side, our potatoes did suffer from saturated soil and weed pressure and the broccoli didn't turn out as nice as we would have liked. But, we can always dream of next year and the possibilities it holds and we hope you all can join us for another adventure next year.

    In the meantime, we are taking $100 deposits to reserve a spot in next year's CSA and it's never to late order extra items in bulk to get you through the winter. We're also offering fall shares which will consist of 3 bi-weekly distributions throughout November. Each box costs $50 and you may order any or all of them. For details on delivery dates, times and contents of each share please refer to the week #17 newsletter. Here are your feature recipes for this week:

                                         One Skillet Roasted Butternut Squash



    Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the fall shares and happy cookin!

    Jonny




    Monday, October 9, 2017

    2017 CSA week #17

    Hello members and friends, here is your veggie list for week #17 of the CSA:
  • garlic
  • carrots
  • tomatoes
  • beets
  • leeks
  • shallots
  • cherry tomatoes
  • salad turnips
  • butternut squash
  • *Click on the vegetable above for more recipes!

    So our fall shares have been finalised and are ready to order. There will be 3 bi-weekly deliveries throughout November. They cost $50 each including a 15% discount on our market prices(bargain!) and you may order any or all shares. For home deliveries to Ottawa add a $5 charge per delivery. Here's how they look:

    Week #1 Tue.Oct.31(farm pickup), Wed Nov.1(Ottawa home deliveries)
    Carrots(orange) 5lbs.
    Beets(purple) 5lbs.
    Garlic 1 lb.
    Onions(yellow) 5lbs.
    Squash(1 butternut, 1 acorn, 2 delicata)
    Hakurei Salad Turnip 2lbs.

    Week #2 Tue.Nov.14(farm pickup), Wed.Nov.15(Ottawa home deliveries)
    Carrots(rainbow) 5lbs.
    Beets(golden) 5lbs
    Garlic 1 lb.
    Onions(red) 5lbs.
    Squash(1 butternut, 1 acorn, 2 delicata)
    Cabbage
    Kohlrabi

    Week #3 Tue.Nov.28(farm pickup) Wed.Nov.29(Ottawa home deliveries)
    Carrots(rainbow) 5lbs.
    Beets(candy cane) 5lbs.
    Garlic 1 lb.
    Shallots 2lbs
    Squash(1 butternut, 1 acorn)
    Potatoes 5lbs.

    Pickups and deliveries will be 4-6 pm on the designated days. Spaces are limited so let us know if you want to get in on the fall goodness asap. Here are your featured recipes for the week. Happy Cookin!

    Jonny

                                                Curried Butternut Squash Soup

                                                               Leeks in Vinaigrette








    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    2017 CSA week #16

    Hello friends and members,
    Here is the list of vegetables for week 16 of the CSA:
    *Click on the vegetable above for more recipes!

    Contact us to schedule any missed vacation shares that need to be collected by week 18. Or you can "purchase" a share through our online store and your account balance will return from a positive number to zero.


    For all our Ottawa members, we apologise for the postponement of the deliveries this week and any inconvenience this may have caused. The wiper blades on the van decided to stop functioning just as we hit a wall of rain on our way into town. I decided it would be safer to head back rather than get caught in more bad weather with no visibility. Thanks to everyone for being so understanding.

    We will be offering fall shares this year which will give you a chance to stock up for the winter, but in the meantime feel free to contact us if you'd like to place an order for extra vegetables. Stay tuned for details about the fall shares in next week's newsletter.

    This week we decided to throw a surprise delicata squash into the mix so I will include a feature recipe for it, as well as the acorn squash going in next week's share. Also, check out this article from bon appetit: An Ode to Acorn Squash, Which Is the Best Squash.
    Happy cooking!
    Jonny
                              Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash With Red Onion
                                                     Squash with Dates and Thyme

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    2017 CSA week #15

    Hello friends and members,
    Here's a look at what's coming up in next week's share:
    *Click on the vegetable above for more recipes!
    Contact us to schedule any missed vacation shares that need to be collected by week 18. Or you can "purchase" a share through our online store and your account balance will return from a positive number to zero.

    Our neighbours, Larry and Louise Kelly, have some of their tasty chicken and beef available for sale. The chickens are on the large side at approximately 6-8 lbs. They come vacuum packed and cost $5.75/lb + $1.00/bird for the packaging. They are free range and fed organic grain from Homestead. The beef is $9.00/lb. A 30lb box will get you a mix of steaks, stews, hamburger and roasts in small packages. The breed is short-horn, 18 months and grass fed. Anyone interested can contact them directly at llkellyfarm@gmail.com.

    Here are your feature recipes for week #15:

                                                               Lemony potato salad
    Happy cooking!
    Jonny

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    2017 CSA week #14

    Hello friends and members,
    here is your veggie line-up for this week:
    *Click on the vegetable above for more recipes.
    Spaghetti squash is back! We haven't grown this one in a while, but we did a trial last year and they were so nice that we just had to put them in the rotation. This particular variety is one we get from William Dam seeds in southern Ontario called Oranghetti. Unsurprisingly it has striking orange coloured skin and flesh. Spaghetti squash has a neutral flavour so it goes well with any sauce you make for it and can be used as a substitute for actual spaghetti. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.




    Happy Cooking!

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    2017 CSA Week #13

    Hello members,

    Here is what you can expect at next week's pickup:

    *Click on the vegetable above for more recipes.
    Spinach is finally back in the shares! It's a finicky crop and we haven't had a successful one in a while so enjoy this delicious leafy green! On the downside, our potato crop was extremely disappointing due to the wet weather and our inability to get into the field to weed the plants. Hopefully, the winter squash crop will be better. Here are some recipes for next week:
    Happy cooking!

    Monday, September 4, 2017

    2017 CSA Week #12

    Hello members,

    Happy labour day! We hope you are relaxing, like we are! Here is what will be available at the pickups next week:
    Click on the vegetable for more recipes!
    It's soup weather! There's nothing more comforting than tucking into a warm bowl of soup on a chilly evening. Here are some soup recipes you can try with this week's bounty:
    Happy cooking!