Sunday, October 2, 2016

CSA Newsletter Week 16 - Final week for bi-weekly B members!

Dear members and friends, 

Week 16 is just around the corner and we have some details to share with you about the fall boxes and our annual member feedback survey. But first, the delicious line-up of vegetables you can expect at this week’s pickup:

Garlic
Tomatoes
Potatoes
Lettuce
Celeriac
Salad Turnips (Hakurei)
Peppers
Onions
And pie pumpkins just in time for Thanksgiver!
See recipe tab above for more recipe ideas.

We hope you’re enjoying the celeriac as much as we are! Roasted, added to stews and soups, mashed or however you make it, this lovely veggie adds a nice warm flavour to your favourite fall dishes and will last for several weeks in your crisper. Here are some more recipe ideas. Happy eats!

Hakurei Turnip Gratin:
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Bunch Turnips, tailed and topped (save tops for next recipe)
1 teaspoon dry thyme
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/8- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Directions
1) Slice turnips into 1/4 inch thick slices (do not peel).
2) Melt butter in non-stick skillet and layer slices in the pan
3) Sprinkle the turnips with the herbs and cook 3 minutes over medium heat
4) Add cream and stock, cover and cook 20 minutes over medium heat until turnips are cooked.
5) Remove the cover and cook additional 5-10 minutes to reduce liquid
6) Sprinkle parmesan on top and serve.



Fall Boxes
We will be offering two bi-weekly deliveries at a 15% discount for CSA members. The price is $50 each and the first box will be available on Oct. 25th for farm pick-ups and Oct.26th for home deliveries. Home deliveries are $5 extra. The first share will include the following:

Yellow Onions x 2lbs.
‘Music’ Garlic x 1lb.
Carrots x 2lbs.
Beets x 2lbs.
Acorn Squash x 1
Butternut Squash x 1
Delicata Squash x 2
Chieftain Potatoes x 5lbs.
Turnips x 2lbs
The second box will be available on Nov 8th  for farm pickups and Nov. 9th for home deliveries, and will include the following:

Red Onions x 2lbs.
Korean Purple’ Garlic x 1lb.
Carrots x 2lbs.
Beets x 2lbs.
Acorn Squash x 1
Butternut Squash x 1
Delicata squash x 2
Russet Potatoes x 5lbs.
Celeriac x 2lbs.


We have 25 shares available for each week and they are on a ‘first come’ basis, so if you are interested, please reply by email and pay by cash, cheque or Interac e-transfer ASAP!

I will send out the survey shortly. Please respond honestly, as this survey is anonymous and will help us to improve our service next year. We appreciate your participation!
Have a great week!

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