CSA pick-up #13

This week’s share includes the following:

1 pound of fingerling potatoes
1/2 lb bag of zucchini and yellow summer squash -OR- 1/4 lb bag of bell peppers
1 bunch of broccoli raab
1/4 lb bag of braising mix
1 jalapeno pepper
1/2 lb bag of onions
1 head of garlic
1 bunch of basil -OR- 1 bunch of thyme

The potatoes this week are those fancy fingerlings, a variety that has been all the rage in the gourmet food world for the past few years. They are wonderful roasted! Be sure to check out the potato recipes page for some ideas for your fingerlings. The cukes are finally beginning to slow down, so folks this week will get three smallish cukes or one large and one small. As I mentioned last week, your bag of wee onions should be refrigerated as they are not fully cured yet. The braising mix this week has kale, mizuna, tat soi, red mustard, and snap pea shoots. The pea shoots are an experiment…please let us know what you think!

With the turning of the month comes the apparent turning of the seasons, as the past week has been much cooler and less humid. The approach of fall has us scrambling to get our raspberries and strawberries well weeded and mulched for the winter. With this in mind, plus other mulching needs in the near future (next year’s garlic, herbs, etc.) we need your help. We would LOVE to take any leaves or grass clippings off your hands to use here at the farm. If you can get them here to us that would be great, but we are also willing to pick up mulch if need be. We’re happy to take grass clippings as long as your lawn hasn’t been treated with any chemical fertilizers or pesticides. This is very important, since mulching with anything else could threaten our goal of getting the farm certified organic next spring. We’re also on the hunt for manure sources, so if any of you reading this have any yourselves or any suggestions on where to find some, we would appreciate it!

Our next farm potluck is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19th between the hours of 5 and 9 PM. Bring along a dish to share, some comfy outdoor chairs, musical instruments, etc. This is a rain or shine event, but hopefully the weather will be nice, and we can eat outside and enjoy a bonfire afterwards!

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