It’s the last dance, the last chance, for lovely good food this season. For 34 weeks this year, you have shared not only fresh ecologically sustainable and locally grown food, but also a commitment to the health of your family and the health of family farming in the south. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. And rest assured that when we bless our free-range bird next week, we will have all of you, our extended family, in mind. Without your appreciation and active support for all we do here, none of this is possible.
This year has been a roller coaster of sorts, with far too many ups and downs to reflect on in one posting. But I encourage you, at your leisure, to scroll back through the weeks of this season and remember your experience. As a CSA family, we shared a bond. In my kitchen and yours, we collectively reclaimed the dinner table as a sacred and special place in our homes. The kitchen became less a means and more an end in itself. The food we ate this year mattered. And it made us stronger. I respect and admire everyone for their participation this year. I invite everyone to come back for more. It only gets better. If we’re growing for your city this winter, deliveries start up in just two short weeks and there is still some room available. For others not in a Winter CSA city, we hope you’ll join us again when we kick off the Spring 2014 sign-ups in January. Look for an email from us shortly after the new year.
Finally, I want to thank my hard-working crew for the consistently excellent work they do each week. Rain or shine, Freezing or Scalding hot, dusty or muddy – You guys are always there for me and remain totally committed to this farm and I love you for it!
***Attention*** Remember the week of the infamous truck wreck? For all whose deliveries were affected that week, you will be receiving extra items in your share boxes this week. Read on at the bottom of the page for items that we’ve added to make up for the lost week. Look for the asterisk’d phrase: “***Make-up CSA***”
Also, we have a 5 question QUICK & EASY SURVEY for you to take. Please CLICK HERE!
Grass-fed Standing Rib Roast (Bone-in, 4.5 lbs) – A special thank you from our Director of Operations, Brian Sapp. This gorgeous cut is great for roasting, just remember “low & slow” I just checked, and this cut retails for close to $45. Click here for some scrumptious recipes from Yummly. Also, if you want to use some of your Beef broth you may receive this week? Try this recipe: CLICK HERE
***Makeup Meat CSA***: Grass-fed Chuck Roast & Pastured Chicken Wings!!!
Pasture Raised Eggs: 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. ***Make-up CSA*** You’ll be receiving an extra jumbo dozen eggs.
Certified Organic Vegetables:
GINGER! – more of our soon to be famous South GA “Ruhi” pink ginger! Amazingness – try it in your cranberry sauce next week. Lovely! ***Make-up CSA*** An extra bit of spicy goodness for you.
Georgia Collards or Kale– The King & Queen of Greens! Enjoy these nutrient-packed leaves lightly sautéed in olive or toasted sesame oil with a dash of sea salt and rice vinegar.
Braising Mix – What it’s all about, my friends! A big bag this week to last you through next week’s festivities.
Tat Soi – We bunched some of the green curly and bagged the red Giant mustards.
Watermelon Radishes OR Daikon radishes – See the pictures above. The large (understatement) Daikon radishes are great additions to any stir fry or roast dish. Watermelon radishes, as you know, are spicy hot on the outside and mildly sweet on the pink inside.
Assorted Eggplant – Eggplants love Fall! And we love eggplants, y’all! ***Make-up CSA***A little extra eggplant love.
Sweet Peppers – Jupiter and Orion Bell peppers, Cowhorn and Carmens. What beauties! ***Make-up CSA*** You’ll get an extra share of peppers
Mixed Hot peppers – Mostly jalapenos and Cayenne types. mixed hot peppers are bagged separately for your convenience.
Baby Head Lettuce (x2) – Buttercrunch, Romaine and Red & Green loose leaves.
***Make-up CSA*** A little extra garlic for you. AND a pint of our beloved Beef or Chicken Stock from Internationally renowned Chef Reid Harrison. And finally, you’ll receive a 3lb bag of Satsumas from a farmer friend of ours near Tallahassee Florida. The citrus, grown by Ruthie Wharton, have not been sprayed and are from two 20-year-old trees on a small family farm known for making excellent hot sauces. I hope you enjoy everything!
Thanks again, everyone! Have a wonderful winter!