2016: CSA Box Week 22

Here’s a sneak peek at Amber’s to-do list this week, we’re staying busy!:

  • Harvest for CSA (of course)
  • Remove all remaining tomato stakes from the field
  • Remove mulch and irrigation from the fields
  • Clean out and retire the small cooler for the season
  • Harvest all sweet potatoes (about 3,000 lbs…)
  • Start breaking apart garlic seed (separating heads into individual cloves) to be planted the last week of October
  • Glean and freeze everything we can for the winter!
  • End of season meetings with crew members
  • Head over to the Milk Pail in Watermill for an annual farm tour of their operation

This week’s box:

  • Arugula
  • Ovation Mix (mixed greens)
  • Lettuce
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Sweet Peppers (the last of them)
  • Fennel
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Jalapenos
  • Long Island Cheese Pumpkin (great for pies and soups, see recipes below, and check out this article in Edible East End!)

This week's recipes:

In the fields to pick:

  • We direct seeded a bed of Cosmos flowers that are ready to harvest! You can find them where the sugar snap peas were in the spring.
  • Raspberries
  • Herb Garden
  • The last of the: flowers, lunchbox peppers

This week's fruit share:

  • Apples and Pears from Briermere Farms

This week's cheese share:

  • Mecox Sunrise from Mecox Bay Dairy

This week's bread share:

  • Black Cocoa Loaf from Carissa’s Breads: these one-and-one-half pound black rye loaves are made with bread flour, local rye flour, cocoa, coffee, molasses, yeast, and salt.