|Kale in the snow on Friday.|
Not sure we were ready for all this snow!! Since living in Canada I think this is the earliest we have seen this much snow!
For everyone who is picking up at the farm please allow extra time for your drive and please be careful on our drive and getting to the stand.
Thanks to the early onset of winter the box has changed, the cold temps and snow have left crops under the fleece covers not looking too happy! But the crops in the hoop houses are hanging on in there.
We have been rather happy that the ground had warmed up enough yesterday and today to dig out some parsnips for everyone. Also today's temperatures also allowed us to harvest spinach and kale from our hoop houses. Michael did have to take the reciprocal saw to the Kalettes as it really was the only way to cut them down, it looked like he was felling miniature trees.
Spanish potato dish
Pie Pumpkin - Yes it's long and not round but will make amazing soup, pie or even really nice added to mash potato.
Beets - I think one of my favourite ways to eat beets is roasted with balsamic vinegar and feta cheese!
Swede/Rutabaga - I am finding lots of great recipes for your root vegetables. This one you can also add your kale to. Why not try making Rumbledethumps
Celeriac - I have found a rather yummy roasted vegetable recipe for your celeriac and parsnips this week!
Parsnips - Finally at 4pm on Sunday the ground had thawed enough to allow us to dig a tub's worth of parsnips out the ground in the snow. We are hoping the weather might give us a small window of opportunity to get some more out for next weeks shares.
Golden Turnips - How about using your root vegetables to make a gratin
Carrots - Or you could even try Veg in the hole with your root veg!
Kale - Something different to do with your kale and you can use any type of kale for this Turkish tahini greens dish.
Spinach - Something easy and cheesy to do with this week's spinach!
Kalettes - Yes these are rather weird looking. Kalettes are the result of years of traditional breeding work crossing Brussels sprouts and kale. Grown and harvested similarly to Brussels sprouts, the open, flower-like florets can take up to 138 days to grow!!!. All you need to do is break off the florets, these can be stored in a Ziploc bag in the fridge. They can be roasted, sauteed or eaten raw. We sauteed some on Sunday evening with garlic, onions and cranberries to have with our roast pork and roasted veggies! All we can say is Delish!
Next week sees the last delivery of our Fall CSA. If you would like a bulk vegetable box after next week then please let us know ASAP.