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CSA e-news for September 15 &17

Posted 9/12/2020 2:20pm by Josie Hart.

Dear Shareholders,

Prepare for the worst - hope for the best - inside every farmer, there is an eternal optimist. We planned for the killing frost and brought in a ton of vegetables and flowers...covered plants with fabric...waited...and...things are not that bad!

The warm season crops are definitely slowed down and we may not get very much off them but things are in better shape than originally thought, however, let's be real - climate change is a challenge and making it harder for farmers every year to produce what we need to sustain local systems. We've all got work to do.

Thank you to the many folks who offered help, showed up, prayed, sent vibes - we made it through! The storm was wet which was good for the soil - but not as cold as projected! It hovered right around 30 degrees(f) for most of it and usually 28f will kill plants - so we got very lucky!

 

 

Harvest list - September 15 & 17

Kale
Carrots
Asian greens - Tokyo bacana 
Sweet - Carmen/Escamilla
Fresh onions
Broccoli
Eggplant
Radicchio
Onions
 
 
Featured Recipe - Eggplant and Radicchio Pasta 
 
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a colander, toss eggplant with 2 teaspoons salt. Let stand 30 minutes. Arrange in a single layer on a clean kitchen towel and roll up tightly to extract excess water; transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Toss with 1 tablespoon oil, and garlic; and season with pepper. Bake until golden and cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel garlic cloves.

  • Meanwhile, In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, drain. Return pasta to the pot then add eggplant, peeled garlic cloves, radicchio, currants, olives, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and enough pasta water to create a light sauce that coats the pasta. Top with Parmesan to serve.


Shareholder Survey out soon - Please give us your feedback on the season. We want to hear from you about what you liked this year and what you missed or want to see improved. It will be a link so please take the 5 minutes and tell us what is on your mind! It helps us every year to get closer to providing the best CSA we can for all of you.

Remember to wash your produce well.

Thanks again for your support during the rollercoaster of events lately!