Sometimes around here, it is a flurry of harvesting and packing orders, meetings, paperwork, and caring for a newborn.
We think meetings and paperwork about farming are probably the best meetings and paperwork that exist, but they are still meetings and paperwork. The vegetables are wonderful, the newborn is adorable, and this week’s note is this brief.
This week’s Harvest includes:
Our Farm Share Bag (consisting of a farmers’ choice medley of produce, in one easy to order option), Arugula, Asian Greens (Bok Choy, Tokyo Bekana, Asian Spinach), Broccoli, Chard, Chinese and Traditional Cabbage, Eggplant, Escarole, Garlic, Hearty Mix, Juicing Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce Mix, Microgreens, Peppers (padron, jalapeno, sweet yellow), Radishes (white, black, watermelon), Salad Mix, and Turnips, …plus our Pepper Jelly and Salsa.
Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew
Certified Naturally Grown Farm in search of:
~ Used/Second-Hand piece of Kitchen Countertop ~
Recipe Suggestions: (always cataloged on our Recipe Page)
Tokyo Bekana: Sauteed with Sesame, Ginger & Soy Sauce
Tokyo Bekana Asian Salad
Risotto with Tokyo Bekana
and so forth. Really, use it like Kale or Spinach. Enjoy!
Green Tomatoes: Grilled Chicken (or any protein) Taco with Green Tomato Salsa
or…just mix into any salsa to add some crunch and tartness. Perfect with the Cilantroand Sweet Peppers this week.
Winter Squash: Hands down, our preferred way to prepare winter squash is to cut it in half, place upside down in glass baking dish with a half inch of water added, and baked at around 375 for about 30 minutes or so. Then scoop out the yuumy flesh and serve on the side of anything. Top with warm salsa, or butter and maple syrup, or olive oil with salt and pepper…the options are as long as your creativity.
OR – for smooth skinned varieties, peel, dice, and saute with greens and protein.
OR – bake as above and then mix into a sweet bread dough (think of it like pumpkin here) such as Autumn Spiced Butternut Squash Bread
We attend one farmers’ markets this Saturday: South of the James in Forest Hill Park, from 8am – 12pm.
2014 Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online Ordering to order for pick up on Saturday at our farm, at the Good Health Herbs in Market Square, or at the South of the James Market in Forest Hill Park.
Happy two weeks to our newest one (above) and Happy Halloween from the bigger farm kids! (A Rhythmic Gymnast, a Skeleton, and a Shark.)