It has been a pleasure to be part of your community as we all volunteered together to make our CSA happen. Thank you to everyone for fulfilling all our volunteer shifts, to those members who pulled extra shifts and lent an extra hand, to the core members for providing support, and last but not least, to the farms for growing such delicious food. – Tiloma
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
- Rutabaga – 1 piece
- Baby Salad Greens (Arugula or Kale) – 1 bag
- Collards – 1 bunch
- Sweet Potatoes – 1 large bag (4+ lbs)
- Cauliflower – 1-2 heads
- White Turnips – 1 bunch
- Broccoli – 1 or 2 pieces
- Watermelon Radish – 2-3 pieces
- Baby Fennel – 2 pieces
Notes from the GEOF farmhouse kitchen…
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES…
I think this may be the first year we haven’t ended our 26-week season the week of Thanksgiving. This was good planning on our part! This way you know well in advance what ingredients you’ll have to share at your Thanksgiving table and pretty much everything in this week’s box will hold up very well in the fridge. (Except for sweet potatoes – keep those on the counter!)
Baby Salad Greens – A green salad on the table is a must. Try one of the kale salads in our recipe section.
Collards – Farmer Matt planned for these to be harvested before they got too large. They are tender and don’t need to be cooked for long. Southerners know how to cook collards- try the recipe links this week.
Sweet Potatoes – In pie or roasted with honey or lemon. When in doubt, just bake ’till soft and mash them with butter and salt.
Rutabaga – If you have a few more of these knocking around in the back of your fridge, you should definitely boil and mash them. They are my mother’s favorite part of Thanksgiving. She could eat half the bowl herself. I love them too!
Fennel – They’re small, yes, but slice up the whole bulb and about 1″ into the stem and throw in your minestrone soup. It is delicious!
Cauliflower – Roasted is my favorite way to eat cauliflower. There are a couple recipes this week you could try.
Watermelon Radish – Just a few in this week’s share, but sliced and sprinkled with sea salt, they make a bright and fresh appetizer.
White Turnips – Hey, add these to your appetizer platter of watermelon radish and sprinkle with salt. Yummy AND pretty AND unusual!
Broccoli – I have been making lots of cream of broccoli soup for the kids. It’s their current fave! Or just steamed with butter. It’s especially sweet when harvested in the fall.
Bon appetit! – Maggie
In a bag in the fridge… Arugula, Collards, Cauliflower, Rutabaga, White Turnips, Broccoli, Watermelon Radish, Fennel
In a warm, dry place… Sweet Potatoes
Pickup on Tuesday at ALEWIFE, from 5pm – 7pm. Remember that all CSA members get a 10% discount on drinks at Alewife this one final time! Please remember to bring sturdy bags to carry your produce home.
SNEAK PEEK ABOUT HUNTERS POINT CSA 2016
I will be starting the registration process for next season a bit earlier than usual (February 2016), to accommodate anyone interested in making 3 installment payments. The deadline for registration will be May 1, 2016. The 26-week CSA vegetable share price will remain $548. Golden Earthworm Organic Farm has informed us that they will be continuing their relationship with Brieremere Farm, so we will still get our fruit, but we have not received details on the price. In addition, we will have our $5 administration fee, and $3 Just Food network fee. Any advance questions can be directed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, you’ll get messages from me in the new year! – Tiloma
Lewis Waite Farms: Thanksgiving Delivery will be 11/24/15
We are excited to announce that the wonderful Lewis Waite Farm that brings us our incredible grass-fed, free range, and/or organic meats and more will be offering both Stonewood Farms All Natural Turkeys and Can-Am Farms Organic Turkey, the farmers that bring you Oliver’s organic eggs. Please contact the farm directly (see above link) to place your order. You will be able to pick up your Turkeys at Alewife, as usual. We will let you know the exact date and time. Want to place an order for next delivery or for Thanksgiving: http://csalewiswaitefarm.com/register?csa=fc6f57e492f063c86abe88df66b02999
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