FALL CSA 2020 – WEEK 5

Cook Field Pick-Up, Thursday September 24, 3:30pm-6pm

Produce this week…

  • beets
  • curly kale
  • peppers (sweet and hot)
  • salad greens (variety of Asian greens)
  • spaghetti squash
  • tomatoes
  • watermelons (or cantaloupe)

Tentative produce list for October 1st…

  • butternut squash
  • cherry tomatoes
  • lacinato kale
  • salad greens
  • onions

Farm updates…

As the season is officially shifted from summer to fall, so are your CSA products following this cycle. You will see in your share the last tomatoes, and the red color of cherry tomatoes, peppers and watermelon will gradually be replaced by the yellow and orange colors of the fall in products like spaghetti or butternut squash. You may have noticed in the list of this week’s produce watermelon (or cantaloupe). This means that you will receive one or the other, but not both. We are also harvesting the last flowers of the season and will bring some bouquets at the pick-up. Bouquets are for $10 each and there might be more available next week. Since the number of bouquets are limited, if you want your own bouquet for next week consider sending us an email to reserve it.

Some of you pre-ordered sauerkraut and have started wondering when it will be ready. We are happy to announce that the farm’s cabbage has been processed and it will take around 5 weeks for the cabbage to ferment and be packaged. You will receive your jar(s) by the end of October. This is the first time we are doing sauerkraut so we decided to do a limited batch, and limited recipes. Half of our batch will be plain sauerkraut, the other half will be dill sauerkraut, and sauerkraut with onions and peppers. There will be still some sauerkraut available for sale in case you did not submit a pre-order and are interested in purchasing a jar in November.

What to do with your produce this week…

Our intern student Annie Klein and her student organization “People, Animals and Welfare” this week chose to share a watermelon sorbet recipe. A refreshing dessert to honor one of the most favorite summer fruits.

watermelon sorbet

https://www.food.com/recipe/watermelon-sorbet-64721

The Asian greens this week should be tender enough to eat them in a salad. One of the main Asian greens you’ll see is called Mizuna. The following link gives you some information about the benefits of this vegetables, and includes also some yummy recipes:

Finally, it’s time to pay attention to winter squash. Let’s begin with spaghetti squash, an amazing gluten free alternative to real spaghetti. Here are basic instructions on how to cook spaghetti squash and a fun recipe idea on how to cook spaghetti squash Italian-style…

Spaghetti squash Italian-style…

https://healthyfitnessmeals.com/italian-spaghetti-squash-boats/

Enjoy!