Farm News – October 24, 2022
Hello Folks, So it seems we are down to the final four. I’m not speaking about March Madness, more like November sadness, as we head into the ultimate weeks of the season. I know that many of you are sad when the CSA program ends for the season, and the long winter without fresh veggies lays ahead. On the other hand, I expect that some of you are relieved to not have to work so hard, searching for recipes and preparing all that we provide. If you are the former you may consider buying a stock-up share, which will keep you eating good, local produce for at least a few weeks after the season ends (hint, hint, nudge, nudge).
While there are still some nice greens available, as we head into November we will be leaning more heavily on the roots and tubers and, of course, winter squash. This week in that category we have Honeynut – a small, very sweet variety of butternut. We continue our brassica rotation with cauliflower and kohlrabi and are adding Napa cabbage into the mix (some of it a lovely red type). There is finally some broccoli raab to pick, so if you like it, watch out for it – it will be offered as a choice with arugula. We still have some of the flageolet shell beans on hand and will be sending them as an extra.
The share for this week will be: Honeynut or butternut squash, red skin potatoes, beets, daikon, choice of kale or collards, orange sweet potatoes, baby bok choi, shallots, choice of arugula or broccoli raab, kohlrabi or cauliflower or Napa cabbage, and choice of an herb. Premium shares will also include dandelion greens and a second herb.
Enjoy! Farmer John