Hi all, Alli here.
While fall may have officially started two weeks ago, it didn’t quite feel like it then. The hot weather and hundreds of pounds of tomatoes we were still harvesting then made it hard to believe that the season was nearing its end. However, now that September has somehow disappeared in a flash, reality is setting in. We have just 5 more CSA distributions!
The signs of the season are all around us now. The crisp and cool mornings and evenings have us carting around tons of extra layers, jackets, and even hats! After harvesting all of our winter squash, we moved our focus onto getting the potatoes out of the ground. These are now stored safely in our root cellar, and the majority will remain there until the day of your Thanksgiving shares. Tons of greens are now begging to be part of your CSA shares, while the tomato bounty has decreased significantly. While it can sometimes be sad to see the summer foods disappear, we farmers breathe a sigh of relief around this time as we look forward to beginning the process of cleaning up the farm. And our bodies crave the warm soups and roasted roots that this time of year provides us with.
While we may have started clearing out some beds, there is still plenty of food out there! Here’s what we think will be in your shares this week:
Yukina Savoy (whole plants this time…be sure to use the stems also, they’re delicious!)
Tomatoes (just a few this time!)
Cherry Tomatoes, Okra, Tomatillos, Shishito Peppers, or Summer Squash
And maybe a surprise or two!
**We are probably going to give the peppers and eggplant a break for this week. The plants are still loaded, but we think they could benefit from another week of growing to size up for you!
This is a super simple recipe combining carrots and escarole…
…and another simple one for leeks and bok choy.
Enjoy, and have a great week!