What’s in the box / The fruit shares continue / Lewis Waite delivery is next week
Notes from the GEOF farmhouse kitchen…
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES
I promised that we’d bring back lettuce and cooking greens in September and here they are! This week’s Red Leaf Lettuce is beautiful and tender. I’m so excited to enjoy soft lettuce salads again. My kids have been on a homemade crouton kick, so no salad is complete without them these days. I just cube up some of our sourdough bread, and toast the cubes in a saute pan with a couple (or more) glugs of olive oil and a pat of butter. I usually add some minced garlic and a handful of random minced fresh herbs from the garden. Toss the bread until it’s nicely browned on all sides and crunchy! Lettuce salads with homemade croutons, red onions and homemade sliced roasted peppers is our new favorite! Toscano Kale is back for all you kale lovers! Steamed and topped with olive oil, fresh garlic and plum vinegar is always a winner in our house. It’s also great in your smoothies or salad. If you do make a kale salad with this variety, I recommend letting it sit for 15-20 minutes in the dressing to soften up. Acorn Squash, oh my, you are delicious! If this is your first go at preparing winter squash, do not worry! Using a large, sharp chef’s knife, carefully cut the squash vertically in half. Scoop out the seeds and lay face down in a baking dish with 1/4 inch of water. Bake at 350F until the flesh is soft. Try these recipes here and here. Tomatoes and Peppers return for another week. When in doubt, just freeze them for later! And finally, who’s a fan of the PBS show, A Chef’s Life? If you saw last week’s episode, you may be inspired to try making Squash & Onions with our Zucchini!
Fruit share continues: Please remember to only take fruit if you have already registered, paid and it says “FRUIT” next to your name on the check-in sheet. Please note: THE FRUIT SHARE IS NOT ORGANIC. PLEASE BE SURE TO WASH THE FRUIT BEFORE YOU EAT IT.
- Bartlett Pears – 1 bag
- Peaches – 1 bag
Pickup TODAY at ALEWIFE, from 5pm – 7pm. All CSA members get a 10% discount on drinks at Alewife throughout the season!
Please remember to bring sturdy bags to carry your produce home.
All of the bagged greens have gone through one wash at the farm, but the farm recommends that you wash them once again at home before eating. To wash greens: (1) Fill a large bowl with cool water. (2) Dump in greens and agitate. (3) Remove greens and spin dry in a salad spinner.
In the fridge… Peppers
In a bag in the fridge… Kale, Zucchini, Lettuce
On the counter… Acorn Squash, and Tomatoes – eat right away when fully red.
Don’t forget to put in your Lewis Waite Order for next week’s delivery!
|Product||Order by midnight on|
|Raw Milk Cheese Deadline||Right NOW!|
|ALL OTHER PRODUCTS||Friday, Sept 11th|
Many cheeses are limited in their availability. The sooner you order the more options you have! We do stock some cheese here, so don’t worry you haven’t missed your chance for all cheese.
SAVE THE DATE!
Bring your family and friends to our celebration of CSA at GEOF’s Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 18th. Good food, cooking demos, kids’ activities, live music, hayride tours and more! Come meet your farmers and see where your food comes from. Hope to see you there!
Do you have a favorite recipe using items from this week’s produce? If so, please share on our FB page: