2014 Week 29 CSA

*** This week is an odd week, therefore half shares will be delivered to the following cities Eufala, Columbus, Albany. and Ichauway!

Firstly, let me apologize for the lack of photos last week. My phone was on the fritz and wouldn’t upload our beautiful photos.

Greetings from the fog, wishing you a Haunted Halloween! The eerie scenery lingered until almost noon this morning. It seemed to foretell of mischief and Halloween tidings. The fall is my favorite of seasons, the scents, the colors, the crispness of air and twigs under your boots. Fall feels like home, it causes you to bundle, layer and head back into the kitchen for baking and stews. It is no longer too warm to use the oven, or to start evening bonfires.

This Saturday we hosted a Fall Harvest Dinner of epic proportions. The meal was on point, the decorations lovely, the staff excited, band lively, and bonfire raging. Our guests were greeted by farm hospitality. I would like to thank those of our CSA members that were able to attend and make it a special evening. For those of you who couldn’t make it we shall have another, fear not!

The garden itself is under tremendous change, our staff has changed gaining new members as we sadly part with others. Summer crops are fading out meanwhile falls bounty is flourishing in the fields. We are planting new crops and tending to maturing sprouts. Our fall line up is filled with unique items including sugar cane, ginger, turmeric, sun chokes, cabbages and so much more! Each week a new crop springs forth ready for harvest.

Introducing Our New Share Items: Cabbage, Turnip Greens, Salad Mix!

Cabbage:

Full heads of ripe cabbage goodness. These are overwhelming and lovely. Dense packages of leaves that are full of options. Crisp yet tender. Fragrant and firm. Cabbage is the base to so many wonderful fall dishes. The humble plant is perfect to practice your hand at fermenting think kimchi and kraut or pickle for cabbage rolls or incorporate into hearty stews. It is the perfect introduction as the weather cools down. It is also a wonderful pair for any slaw dish you can think of.

Turnip Greens:

These zesty little shoots and leaves are reminiscent of mustard greens in their mild spiciness. They can be sauteed or enjoyed fresh. They are wonderfully fresh and add to any dish.

Salad Mix:

Our unique blend of salad mix is crimson and lime in color. It is bright and full of flavor, triple washed and ready to eat!

Organic Share Items

Turnip Greens OR Salad Mix – Use on sandwiches, fresh salads, burgers, wraps and more!

Cabbage – Cabbage rolls, cabbage slaws, cabbage salads, pickled cabbage, fermented cabbage, steamed cabbage, raw cabbage, your choices are limitless.

Sweet Peppers –Peppers are perfect on the grill, in the oven or on the stove. Enjoy them sauteed or blackened, in any dish you can imagine. I encourage you to try eating these peppers raw, however they are delightful roasted, grilled, stuffed, pepper jelly, pickled and stir-fried.

Kohlrabi – Kohlrabi, the tasty cabbage cousin is perfect for the following applications: Salad topping, Slaw, Pickled, Roasted, Steamed, Fried, & Soups! 

Sweet Potatoes – Souffle, pie, fries, hash, mashed, chips, casseroles, scalloped, soup and cheese cake. They are a holiday favorite, and have gained popularity in the everyday. **Please take these sweet babies out of their plastic bag, and place on the counter or windowsill. 

Pac Choi – This elegant green can be sauteed, stir fried, eaten raw, added to soups, stews, dumplings, spring and egg rolls!

Totsoi – This delicate cabbage, is perfect for salads or light sautés. It would also work in any dish that calls for an Asian style cabbage.

Kale – Pesto, wraps, sauteed, stir-fry, creamed, risotto, braised and incorporated into soup and stews. Try pairing with bacon! Sauteed with onions and garlic or torn as a salad mix, get some greens in your daily meal adventures. These hearty greens make fabulous Kale chips!

Okra – The Okra can be enjoyed raw, steamed, fried, baked, or stewed.

Tomatoes Squash (winter/summer) – Scrumptious Squash, yum. Saute, grill, bake, fry, and roast. Be sure to send your recipes! These beautiful tomato globes can be eaten fresh or made into sweet jams and preserves.

Pesto – A bag full of opportunity! Delicious on pizzas, pastas and sandwiches. It can also be mixed with dressing or tossed with cooked veggies to add a new dimension.

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