CSA: Week 20

We missed you all so much last week that we had to reschedule and add another delivery in this week! I know we’re supposed to be on a CSA break so I hope this doesn’t inconvenience anyone. Remember, if you aren’t able to make your pick-up, please invite a friend to pick up on your behalf. I’d attempted to calculate how long we could store the winter squashes and still allow us to finish on time the week before Thanksgiving. But then after announcing the 3 week hiatus – the rains began punctuating harvests of crops I really didn’t want you to miss. One specifically is Edamame soybeans. You may be familiar with these as appetizers in Japanese Restaurants. We grew a variety called Envy. We harvest them still on the plant, banding them up like a large bouquet. You can gently steam the furry pods and then sprinkle with sea salt for a delicious snack between meals or during a movie night.

The other reason we had to do a run this week is due to limited refrigerated real estate. Watermelons, Cantaloupes, and Eggs were stacked to the ceiling in our coolers. We had to act, it was becoming a safety hazard in there.  We still have more winter squash to share with you once we return to regular weekly deliveries.  On the way as well are sweet potatoes, salad mix, Jerusalem Artichokes and more.

Other farm news… we put up the last of the bat houses this week. And we’re getting down and dirty weeding like ninjas again. And after a productive weekend of field prep with our new (used) tractor, we’re now waiting on clear skies and drier fields to finish making beds to transplant the first round of Fall crops.

Here’s the menu for this week! (and don’t forget to return your boxes)

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Meat CSA: (call us on Mondays for any additional a la carte orders: 229-641-2081 – web orders click here)

2x Grass-fed Tenderloin – Derived from the most tender muscle of the beef carcass, these steaks are the master of all steaks. Savor them for the evenings that really count. They lend themselves well to grilling, broiling and pan frying.

Pasture Raised Chicken Breast – Our ground free-range, pastured, heritage cross chicken. Our chickens are raised with no antibiotics or added hormones. Our chickens are also Step 5 rated by the Global Animal Partnership, which is the highest animal welfare rating.

Pasture Raised Chicken Wings – 2 – 2.5 lbs

 

Pasture Raised Eggs: 

12 beautiful assorted color eggs (mostly dark brown), from our own lovely ladies that range freely on certified organic pasture. The eggs are washed, candled and graded fresh for you each week.

(Want another dozen or not on the Egg CSA, Call to order this week and we’ll bring them to you : 229-641-2081)

 

Organic Vegetables: 

Watermelon (yellow, pink or red meat)

Cantaloupe

Edamame soybeans (Just pick them off the plant, rinse them off then steam them and sprinkle with sea salt. Delicious!)

Mixed Eggplant

Sweet Peppers

Hot Peppers – Small bag

Mixed Okra (Burgundy and Clemson Spineless – a full pound and slightly bigger this week for those wanting to try pickling. )

1 bunch Basil (Genovese, Purple Ruffles, Thai, or Cinnamon)

 

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