2016: CSA Box Week 17

We’re really starting to feel the shift in the weather at the farm! Chilly mornings are a welcome change from the sweltering heat of August. As we move past the rush of summer high season we’re enjoying a slightly slower pace and shorter daily to-do lists. These days we’re mapping out the major projects that need to get done in the fall – mowing and tilling in crops, planting winter cover crops, cleaning up the greenhouses, and putting the barn back in order (it gets a little disorganized in there during the season…) are all on our list. This week we’re focusing on bringing in all the winter squash, which we plan to have in the box each week for the remainder of the season. This week’s squash is delicata, a crew favorite, which you can read about and find recipe suggestions for here. As we dig through our beds of sweet potatoes it’s hard for us to leave the beautiful greens behind, so those are making another appearance in your share this week (in case you didn’t get to them last time. We recommend steaming them like you would spinach, or chopping them up and including them in an omelet, frittata, or lasagna.

This week’s box:

  • Russian Kale
  • Sweet Potato Greens
  • Leeks
  • Fennel
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Red and Yellow Sweet Peppers (cubanelles and bells)
  • Delicata Squash
  • Salsa pack (tomatillos, san Marzano tomatoes, jalepeno pepper, onion, garlic – throw it all together in the Cuisinart or rough chop!)
  • Beefsteak & Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Radishes

This week’s fruit share:

  • Peaches and Rasberries from Briermere Farms

This week’s Cheese Share:

  • Chevre from Catapano Dairy

This week’s bread share:

  • Sweet Potato & Potato Loaf: Carissa's Breads golden sweet potato & potato loaf loaf is baked using bread flour, locally grown freshly milled whole wheat flour, local sweet potatoes, local potatoes, butter, eggs, yeast & salt. Each loaf is washed with egg just before baking.

In the fields to pick:

  • Raspberries
  • Husk Cherries
  • Shishito Peppers
  • Sweet Lunchbox Peppers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Herb Garden
  • Flowers