Tuesday, September 29, 2015

2015 CSA Share 18

CSA Share 18

We've been enjoying lovely fall weather, which has let us continue to enjoy all the bounty of the garden and orchard. This week we have a lot of new items, apples and pears from the orchard, acorn squash and pumpkins, and the mixings for a fall salad with mixed greens, radish, and the last of our cucumbers. Hopefully the weather will hold for another week or two. We have more apples in the orchard, and Brussel sprouts, parsnips, and celery to come! 

We will also have available:

Mixed Greens-$3.00/.5 lb bag
Pears (small)-6/$2
Watermelon (small)-$1 each
Ground Cherries-$1.50/.5 lb bag
Lemon Cucumbers-3/$1
Free Range Eggs-$3/dozen

Large Share Pictured: 2 jac-0-lantern pumpkins, 2 pumpkin pie pumpkins, 2 decorative squash, 2 eggplant, 2 lemon cucumbers, 2 bunches radish, 6 anaheim peppers, 2 hungarian peppers, 2 jalapeno peppers, 4 bell peppers, 6 pears, 16 apples, 2 acorn squash, 2 lbs green beans, 1 lb mixed greens, 2 bunches herbs.


Just in time for October, we have jac-o-lantern and pumpkin pie pumpkins! We also have some odd small or tall ones for decoration. 

How to Make Pumpkin Puree 
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Greens Mix

Back for the fall we have fresh cut greens of romaine, oak leaf, green leaf, red leaf, baby spinach and arugula!


Back for the fall we have french breakfast radish, perfect for a fresh salad. We also enjoy these sliced on buttered and toasted sourdough bread. 


New this week we have pears from our orchard. They are just starting to ripen on the tree, so you may need to give these a few days to ripen. 


Still hanging in there, we have the last lemon cucumbers of the season! Enjoy these with your fall greens. 


More apples this week, we believe they are Jonathan apples. You may notice some spots on these apples, this is just a mild mold from lack of ventilation. If you wash and peel these apples they are still good to eat! 

How to freeze apples 

Acorn Squash

Enjoy some baked acorn squash for desert on a cold fall evening!


Everyone gets an eggplant this week, we enjoy these sliced and grilled with olive oil, salt, pepper,  and cumin. 

Green Beans

Our green bean mix includes purple, yellow and green beans, which will all turn green, except strangely the yellow variety, when cooked. 


This week we have bell peppers, jalapeno, Anaheim, and hugarian wax peppers for everyone. 


This week we have sage and thyme for everyone. 

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