First Snow & Fresh Greens

CSA Pick-up 10/31 & 11/1

*Worcester pick-up will now be at the WORCESTER TOWN HALL, same time 4:30-6:30

We woke to our first significant snow this morning, both a beautiful clean slate and a reminder of what still needs to be put away before winter really gets underway.  This past week was one of harvesting and covering up crops with hoops and row cover, buttoning up the hoop houses and greenhouse, and filling the walk-in cooler with bags and bags and bags of washed roots.

Though a few inches of snow cover the fields right now, today’s rain will wash it away and we’ll continue to put the fields to rest, harvesting more crops, covering the garlic with straw, and attending to the multitude of smaller items that need to be put in their winter homes.

And though the snow is making everything white right now, there are greens in the hoop houses and greenhouse ready to make their way to you!

This coming week’s harvest will be:

  • Carrots / Beets / Turnips / Rutabagas : Choose 2
  • Onions / Garlic / Leeks : Choose 1
  • Broccoli* / Collards : Choose 1
  • Pea Shoots
  • Tomatoes : 1.25 lbs
  • Thyme or Celery soup starter

*Due to a few lost successions of broccoli seedlings, resulting in a late planting, we have a limited amount of broccoli this year.  We will have the choice available for both pick-up days, and are crossing our fingers that we’ll get one more small harvest before the season ends.

We bring extra of most items each week, and if you are in need of a larger amount of particular items, you are welcome to purchase more at pick-up.   

Shredded Collard Greens Salad w/Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Collard Greens Recipes (both vegetarian and omnivore) “Robust collards, part of the cabbage family, are a culinary staple in the South, where they’re traditionally cooked in a long, slow braise. However, with their surprisingly mild taste (there’s just a hint of bitterness), these greens also lend themselves to faster recipes and work with hearty and light flavors alike. They’re chock-full of vitamins B6, C, and E, and are an excellent source of calcium, folate, and beta-carotene.”

Why You Should Give Rutabagas a Chance: Creamy, Smoky Whipped Rutabaga

In Good Heart,
Kate and Edge

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