Happy Halloween! I hope no one is expecting to find candy in this trick or treat box this week. Not too much chocolate or sweets, but if you’re definition of a treat includes NY Strip Steaks, Pasture-Raised eggs, and Organic Vegetables, then you’ve come knocking at the right door. I’ll get to the menu in a moment, but first some housekeeping…
First of all, hooray for everyone on bringing back your boxes! Thank you, thank you, thank you. We still are missing several so look in your garage and in closets and see if you have any lurking about. We have decided that your last vegetable share will be delivered in paper bags. Please bring back your boxes that last week and be prepared with a cooler if you anticipate not going home immediately with your produce. I know some of you prefer email notices on items like these, so be prepared to read this twice. Just giving everyone an early heads up.
Well, the cold mornings are upon us. I could barely move my fingers washing eggs yesterday morning and again cutting the salad mix this morning. With the onset of cold weather, the high tunnel is being transitioned to Swiss Chard, more winter beets, Bok Choi, Head lettuces, spinach and more. Beginning the second week of December, we’ll have our inaugural Winter CSA starting. You’ll be receiving an email shortly about this. Please feel free to pass the email along to your friends. It’s only three deliveries all winter but it will keep you fed and guarantee you a space with us come next Spring.
Ok, more matter, less art. Here’s what we’re bringing you this week…
Meat CSA: (call us on Mondays for any additional a la carte orders: 229-641-2081 – web orders click here)
1x Chicken Breast (2.5lbs) – Our whole free-range, pastured, heritage cross chicken. Individually bagged and sealed, and 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.
1x Ground Chicken (1lb)
2x Grass-fed NY Strip Steaks – The most popular grilling steak that is derived from the loin of the beef carcass. This steak lends itself well to those who cherish a great steak in any type of situation.
Pasture Raised Eggs:
12 beautiful brown eggs 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 are you not on the Egg CSA, Call to order this week and we’ll bring them to you : 229-641-2081)
**Also, please tell your friends and family who live near Atlanta that our eggs are now available in all 8 Atlanta Whole Foods Markets. We rely on word of mouth so much and as CSA members, you know our story best. Thanks again to all of you who help spread the word each week.
Certified Organic Vegetables:
Carrots – An early Fall assortment of carrots. Some of these are thinnings which will hopefully make way for fuller bunches in the coming weeks. Enjoy!
Kale – Red Russian and Winterbor. So healthy and delicious!
Salad Mix – (no Arugula, no mustard – just lettuces, lots of them! Reds and Greens, all different tasty varieties mixed up just for you)
Head Lettuce – Just in case you run out of salad mix, or you want a more robust leafy lettuce for your sandwiches. Here you go!
Hakurei Turnips – Terrific eaten raw, these are called salad turnips for a reason. And the greens go great in stir fry, omelets, or soups too.
Bok Choi – they keep coming, hope you’re enjoying them as much as we are!
Sweet Peppers – This is the time of year when the peppers shine, enjoy them before the frost claims them.
Hot Peppers – medium bag (see recipe in previous post for Hot pepper jelly!
Jerusalem Artichokes – You’ve got two pounds of these little guys in your share this week. Scroll back two weeks for recipe ideas or google search something new. Again, if you want to plant these in your own yard, feel free. Just know they grow tall and will come back year after year whether you want them to or not.
Basil – Mostly Sweet Thai, also Genovese, Purple Ruffles or Lemon