Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sept 17 or 20 Box

Pop driving the tractor
This weeks small shares have:  1 bunch baby carrots, 1 butternut squash, 2 buttercup squash, 1/2 # okra, 1# green snap beans, 1# fingerling potatoes.
Regular boxes have:  1 bunch baby carrots, 1 bunch lacinato kale, 1 1/2# green beans, 3/4# okra, 2# fingerling potatoes, 1 butternut squash, 1 large buttercup squash, 1 1/2# chinese eggplant.

If anyone has run out of onions or garlic and want more, just let us know at your pick up and you can get more.  There will be another bag like you got a few weeks ago in the boxes next week.  Those of you who don't want onions and garlic, please let me know and we'll substitute.

The buttercup squash are the dark green ones.  They have very sweet orange flesh that is somewhat dry.  They are great roasted and eaten plain or used for soup and pie.  They will keep up to 3 months in a dry environment (like your counter or cabinet) out of direct sunlight.

A delicious dinner this week could be:
roast a winter squash in the oven until soft (I cut them in half before baking)
roast whole okra and whole baby carrots together tossed in olive oil and salt and pepper
saute the green beans with a little garlic or onion and some thyme

My (Anne) parents came to visit last week.  The occasion was Cyril's second birthday.  I am one of 9 children so having a visit from my folks is a great honor.  We couldn't stop work as the to- do list  is ever so long but they dove right in.  We are about wrapped up with transplanting for the fall and Dad drove the tractor while we planted.  Mom helped prepare the plants to go to the field.  We are building another high tunnel (unheated greenhouse) for season extension and they helped Aaron square it up and drive the posts.  Yeehaw! It was all more enjoyable for their presence!

Our farm is on the Family Farm Tour this weekend.  We are working to get it all gussied up and easy to show.  If you're sad you haven't done enough weeding this year, come on out Thursday or Friday and help us pull a few.  We'll give you some winter squash or whatever else you might want from the field.
This weeks' box is 1 of 4 left.  The last box for full season shares is October 8 for Wednesday pickups or October 11 for Saturdays.  Those of you with credit from missed boxes have until the end of the year to spend your credit. (Credit will not carry over to 2015) Our last market will be the last Saturday before Christmas.  I will let you know next week if you have credit and how much. 
I hope you have a great week!

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