We’re so excited to see many of you this coming Sunday, October 15th at our Harvest Festival!  For those of you who have not yet been out to see us (and the !) we highly recommend it.  The weather forecast looks beautiful and WARM!  Please be sure to bring a picnic and lawn chairs or a blanket.  There will be walking tours of the , a tractor demo at 1pm and ongoing cooking demos and kids’ activities.  Plan to arrive on the early side, around 11am if possible, to avoid traffic.  We look forward to seeing you there!  No RSVP needed.  Bring your friends!  – Maggie & Farmer Matt

HARVEST FESTIVAL – Sunday, October 15th from 11am-3pm
Bring your family and friends AND a picnic and visit the farm on Sunday, October 15th from 11am-3pm. You’ll have an opportunity to tour the fields, learn how we grow your food, watch cooking demonstration, enjoy kids’ activities and more!  More details here on our website…

JOIN THE CSA MEMBER GROUP!   Please share your Recipes, Cooking Tips & other ideas for getting the most out of your CSA on our FACEBOOK CSA MEMBERS PAGE!  (It’s a private group.)

This in the shares…

Broccoli – I get asked about broccoli all season long.  When are we getting broccoli?  Now, NOW is the season!  I’ll be steaming this up with a touch of butter and salt.  The kids love broccoli like it’s candy.  I don’t argue.  Serve it up every night while you can! 
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Romanesco Broccoli/Cauliflower – It’s not a broccoli, but it’s not a cauliflower either.  It’s actually a flower bud that looks like it came from outer space!  Its pattern is a natural representation of the Fibonacci or golden spiral, a logarithmic spiral where every quarter turn is farther from the origin by a factor of phi, the ratio.  Cool dinner party conversation starter, right?  It can be steamed, roasted or eaten raw!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 5 days.

Japanese Salad Turnips – A member favorite back again this week. I like to roast these up when the weather turns cooler… Don’t forget to eat the greens.  Store the tops and roots separately to keep them fresh. 
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 5days.

Long Green Peppers – Field clean-out!  We harvested every single pepper that was left in the field, so this is the very end of the peppers for the season.  Throw them in a ziplock in your freezer if you can’t eat them now.  They’ll be perfect to add flavor to stir-fries in the winter. 
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week or freeze!  

Mustard Mix – These delicious peppery greens have been growing like CRAZY in this heat!  At this size, I like to wilt them, but they’re also fine for raw salads as long as you tear up the leaves into bite-size pieces! 
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within 3 days.

Toscano Kale – This is a great kale variety for soups.  A pot of Tuscan White Bean & Kale soup is on the menu this week!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Scallions – Scallion pancakes are also on the menu this week!  These green onions are the last planting of the season.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Red Batavian Lettuce – These are so beautiful and flavorful.  Batavian is one of my favorite lettuce varieties. 
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the front of the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within a week.

FRUIT SHARE

Please be sure to remove the fruit from the bag immediately when you get them home.  They should ripen sitting out on a platter or on a dry dish cloth.  
Please remember just one bag per fruit share member.
1 mixed bag of Jonagold & Cortland Apples and Bosc Pears
(for fruit share members ONLY)

Recipes

Many ways with Romanesco Broccoli – Brit + Co
Tuscan White Bean & Kale Soup
Scallion Pancakes
Roasted Salad Turnips & Greens with Orange & Olives



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