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CSA Recipes

Posted 10/11/2017 6:50pm by Amy Philson.

We are getting some much-needed rain this week.  Did you notice how brown everything was...and how green it turned overnight?  This will give our fall crops quite a boost.  We have 5 more weeks in our CSA season.  Have you signed up for your Winter Share yet?

Hazy Hollow Farm

Surprise!  Rosebud had a calf on Sunday, so things continue.  Both mother and son seem to be doing fine.

Grateful Life Farm

What an unhappy surprise to have the first fall frost come two weeks early!  For our area, the average first frost date is October 15th and this year it came in the early hours of October 1st and then again the following night.  Our basil got some protection from the floating row cover we applied, but the tops are still blackened.  Green beans, tomatoes, sunflowers, and our fall bearing raspberries are done for the year.  We are very much looking forward to the high tunnel we plan to install next season and the increased protection it will give us from the unpredictability of the weather.

The good news is that the colder temperatures and the much needed rain we've had in the past few days have really helped our lettuce, radishes, and spinach along.  Our kale, collards, and mustard greens are tasting even nicer now that we've had frost.  With the summer crops finished, it's time to prepare those beds for the garlic we will plant starting around the 15th.  I'm adding a fourth variety this year - Music!

Now that we've decided to proceed with raising pigs, we've spent quite a bit of time this week cutting brush and mapping out areas of our property where we will rotate them.  We will need a stationary shelter and fenced in area near the house, where we will keep the pigs in the worst of winter and where we can train young pigs to respect electric fence.  We will also need a portable shelter and electric fence to rotate the pigs through our woods and through some overgrown pasture areas I would like them to till.   

CSA Shares

Full Share

  • 1 head Salad Endive from NuWay Farm
  • 1 bunch French Breakfast Radish from NuWay Farm
  • 1 head Cauliflower from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 Butternut Squash from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 Cabbage from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lb. Sweet Onions from Miller Farm Products
  • 1 head Lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 3 Choice from NuWay Farm, Detweiler Farm, Mullett Farm, Grateful Life Farm, Springfield Acres
  • 1 Herb from Springfield Acres

Small Share

  • 1 head Salad Endive from NuWay Farm
  • 1 bunch French Breakfast Radish from NuWay Farm
  • 1 head Cauliflower from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 Butternut Squash from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lb. Sweet Onions from Miller Farm Products
  • 1 head Lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 1 Choice from NuWay Farm, Detweiler Farm, Mullett Farm, Grateful Life Farm, Springfield Acres

Mini Share

  • 1 bunch French Breakfast Radish from NuWay Farm
  • 1 head Cauliflower from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 head Lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 1 Choice from NuWay Farm, Detweiler Farm, Mullett Farm, Grateful Life Farm, Springfield Acres

Recipes

The endive that is in shares is a salad endive that can be eaten raw.  If you chose a green from the Choice box that has long deeply incised leaves, that is regular endive, and is usually cooked.

Cabbage, Apple, and Radish Slaw (you can probably sub your endive in this recipe, too)

Endive Radish Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

Sautéed Radish Greens (yes, you can eat the greens, too!)

Radish Salsa

Ginger Carrot Radish Salad

Thai Butternut Squash Red Curry

Skinny Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Butternut Squash and Spinach Tortellini

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Enjoy these cool fall days.  I think I'm going to go make a cup of tea to enjoy.

Amy