Even though it is week one of our Fall CSA for all our members and us, it is also week 21 of producing and enjoying Organic vegetables.
Pick Up location runs the same and even though a few of you have changed to different days the Fall CSA runs pretty much the same as the summer. Farm pick up will start at 10am and run till 6pm and if for some reason your start up e-mails say a different day than you wanted do check in with us to confirm you have the correct pickup day and time.
This years Fall CSA is not as large as last years due to the drought and crop yield being lower but we are so happy to still be able to offer these boxes to the select few.
A huge thank you to Linda, Jess, Sarah and Karen who all braved the weather and mud to help with this years garlic planting.
The next few weeks will see us start digging our fall carrots, golden turnips and our three varieties of radish for storage. Along with replacing the plastic on our main greenhouse (something that we have put off doing for a while now!) and also getting the plastic up and over our winter greens hoop house. We have delayed doing this plastic due to the high winds we have had at the farm for nearly two weeks, along with the snow, sleet and rain we have had! But this week is looking calm and warm so fingers crossed we get it done!
This weeks basket:
Daikon Radish - We love fall radish and this week it is the turn of the Daikon to grace your plates.
Scarlet Queen Turnips
We like to cut it into quarters drizzle with oil and grill either on the BBQ or broil until it wilts and chars. Cut into shreds and add cooked onions, mushrooms, avocados, feta cheese and then some balsamic vinegar, chili paste and oil and toss together!
Hon Tsai Tai Flowering Broccoli - Is the green leaf and pink steamed green in your baskets this week. Sadly this broccoli did not form it's bright yellow flowers but it is still very tasty with a very sweet flavour. It is really nice added to salads, stir fries or pasta sauces and do use the steam as well as the leaves.