FALL CSA 2020 – WEEK 10

Cook Field Pick-Up, Thursday October 29, 3:30-6pm

Produce this week…

  • head lettuce
  • lunch box peppers
  • onions
  • salad turnips
  • spaghetti squash
  • spinach

Tentative produce list for November 5…

  • Asian greens
  • beets
  • butternut squash
  • carlton
  • carrots
  • radish

Farm updates…

Farm staff this week focused on more planting in the green house for the last weeks of the CSA, and to experiment with what can grow during winter time. CSA subscribers, expect to receive more lettuce , Chinese cabbage and kohlrabi for Thanksgiving. There has also been extra time to take care of farm tasks that were put on hold during the intense pace of the summer. Charles was finally able to inspect the perimeter fence around the cultivated field and found several holes made by deers. Although CSA produce is always washed several times when prepared for the pickup, with the rain of this and last week greens may still have residues of dirt. Please wash your spinach and lettuce thoroughly before cooking it.

What to do with your produce this week…

Time to celebrate spinach! This amazing superfood is notorious to be Popeye’s number one food eaten to increase his strength. It was because of him that during the first half of the 19th century Americans increased consumption of spinach by one third . Today we all know (and probably children too) it is a myth… yet, spinach is still a superfood and helps to increase health in bone, hair and skin. Spinach is rich in Vitamin K, A and C, and is a great source of iron, magnesium, Vitamin B2, calcium and manganese. At the end, Popeye was pretty wise by eating one of the most detoxing vegetables.

Annie Klein this week suggests a very inviting pasta dish based on spinach:

Spinach can be eaten also as nice side dish, here is a quick, simple Italian recipe to use with your fresh spinach.

https://www.finetastesofmodena.com/buttered-spinach-with-parmigiano-reggiano

spinach with butter and parmigiano

Finally, a nice spinach frittata can be a great and healthy breakfast option or a fine lunch or dinner. Here is a promising recipe:

https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/spinach-frittata.html

spinach frittata

Enjoy!