Farm Share & Market Share Ordering…11.26.2014

A note from your producer growers: Despite today’s balmy temps, the recent weather has been more like January than November. (You likely have noticed this.) Tying record low temps in November means much of what we thought we would still be picking and providing for our customers has frozen and died in the field. We would normally still be picking kale, collards, broccoli, kohlrabi, more roots, and even late tomatoes and peppers. We have still provided our Farm Share members the expected value in each week’s box, and have still provided more inventory for our Market Share members than has been ordered each week, with all remaining harvest going to our Saturday Farmers’ Market booth. But the composition of our harvest is unlike that of past years. It is a bittersweet reminder that each season is different and that we are not in control of all factors in growing this food. Thank you for sharing in this experience with us as CSA members this season. Indeed, the CSA model of farming is designed to deliberately spread the risks of the season between growers and consumers. We look forward to what next season will bring! We will have 2015 CSA Sign Up open on our website soon.

** Fermented Jalapeno note: Keep refrigerated. Cloudy water (salt brine) is normal. Will keep in the fridge for up to one year. The taste and texture changes a bit over time. We like ours well aged in the fridge. Enjoy! 

Farm Share Members – This week’s share will likely consist of:
Salad mix, Lettuce, Microgreens, Cabbage, Garlic, Scallions, a pair of Jalapenos, Carrots, Turnips OR Golden Beets. Plus a gift jar of our Pepper Jelly.
** This is the final week of the Fall Farm Share. We hope you have loved the harvest as much as we have!

Recipe Suggestions: (cataloged on our Recipe Page)
Southern Fried Cabbage – great side dish for Thanksgiving
Roasted Root Medley
Honey Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables
Roasted Garlic Dressing Recipe

Market Share CSA Members: Remember that your balance expires at the end of 2014, and we don’t harvest much at all in December (especially with the low temps of late). Plan to spend your balance by the end of November. After that, you may “order into the negatives” and settle up your balance with us after ordering. Thank you!

Choose your selection through our Online Ordering of the following harvest for pick up on Wednesday, Nov 26 (on farm, at Good Health Herbs, or at Central Montessori School in Church Hill). NOTE: This week we are offering a different bread variety than usual: Rustic White. It is a lighter bread than our usual multigrain. As always, it is made with 100% Certified Organic flour. And as you prepare for the upcoming holiday celebrations focused on gratitude for the harvest, keep in mind our preserved harvest: Salsa and Pepper Jelly make delicious appetizers, and Fermented Jalapenos add a precious zing to anything!

Our Farm Share Bag (consisting of a farmers’ choice medley of produce, in one easy to order option), Beets (without tops), Cabbage (mini napa and traditional), Carrots, Garlic, Lettuce heads, Microgreens, Radishes (watermelon), Salad Mix, Tomatoes (green), Spinach, Turnips (without tops)…plus our Pepper Jelly, Salsa, Fermented Jalapenos, and naturally leavened, hearth baked, organic Bread (Rustic White & Multigrain).

Enjoy ~
Janet, Dan, & the whole Broadfork Crew


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