Saturday, September 20, 2014

Week 14 - CSA Newsletter 2014

Good morning members!

I have been doing some calculations and reading the survey results, while Jonny scours the fields to see what's left, in order to determine what will go in your final three shares.  Your final shares will look a lot like fall boxes so we won't be offering the fall boxes after all.  We may be able to offer a few items after the CSA is over, like carrots and beets in bulk, but most of what we have left will be going into your shares.

We harvested all of the winter squashes this week and still have lots of potatoes to dig up.  There are plenty of carrots and beets in the garden but they are still baby so we're hoping they'll grow really fast, before the CSA is over.  The garlic is cured and should last until spring; for the final two weeks you will receive half-pound bags to hang in your pantry.  There are more onions, rutabagas and storage kohlrabi (the monster sized kohlrabi you received this week are the storage variety and will last in your fridge for months.)  We have storage radishes coming soon and some fall greens as well.  The fall broccoli and cabbage should make it into your shares as well as the sweet potatoes.

Here is what we are filling your plates with next week (updated):
  • bok choy
  • 3 lbs of potatoes
  • 2 varieties of winter squash (probably butternut and acorn)
  • shallots
  • storage kohlrabi
  • garlic
  • sweet potatoes!
  • broccoli
  • spinach
And possibly any or all of the following: sweet potatoes, broccoli, spinach and/or spicy greens.  The survey results revealed that your feelings about kale are split down the middle; half of you want more and half of you never want to see it again!  So we will offer the small amount of kale that we have in the trade box and you can swap it for something else, if you so desire.

Here are some recipes for the coming share:

Scalloped kohlrabi and potatoes (Your kohlrabi should be big enough for this recipes but if you need to add more potato, you'll definitely have enough of those!  Shallots are a good substitute for onions.)
Shallot recipes (Crispy shallots are amazing on steak and pork chops or loin!)

Happy cooking!
Team Luxy

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