FALL CSA 2020 – WEEK 8

Cook-Field Pick-Up, Thursday October 15, 3:30-6pm

Produce this week…

  • cut lettuce
  • kale
  • onions
  • radishes
  • spaghetti squash
  • swill chard

Tentative produce list for October 22…

  • bunched beets
  • butternut squash
  • carrots
  • head lettuce

Farm updates…

This week, students helped planting Chinese cabbage, which you will see it coming in your share toward the end of the CSA season together with turnips, radish, and Asian greens. Volunteers have been busy also preparing a lot of bags filled with the basic produce for your CSA share.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Tuesday, November 24, there will be the CSA Thanksgiving distribution at the farm, and it will also be the last day for this season. More instructions will be given in the following weeks.

What to do with your produce this week…

The fall brings a rich variety of produce, including greens. This week your share will include kale and Swiss chard, so it’s time to pay more attention to the benefits of these vegetables and how to use them creatively in our kitchen. KALE is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet… it is loaded with powerful antioxidants, is an excellent source of Vitamin C, and one of the best sources of Vitamin K. This amazing vegetable is above all, rich in calcium and it helps in increasing bone density. Also SWISS CHARD is a nutritional powerhouse, and an incredible source of Vitamin K, A, and C. Why is it called Swiss chard? The leafy green was actually identified by a Swiss botanist, while the name “chard” comes from the Latin “cardus”, meaning thistle. Let’s explore now some recipes.

https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-kale-261979

easy kale with lemon and garlic

https://www.food.com/recipe/kale-and-ginger-stir-fry-58853

kale and ginger stir fry

Here is a link for 13 creative recipes with Swiss chard, including a very promising green curry brown rice noodles with Swiss chard…

https://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/slideshow/swiss-chard-recipes

green curry and brown rice noodles with Swiss chard

Our intern Annie Klein this week is suggesting roasted radishes:

https://therealfoodrds.com/garlic-roasted-radishes/

garlic roasted radishes

Finally, CSA subscriber Chanelle White shared with us one of her favorite recipes with delicata squash. Feel free to try it if you have any left from last week, or keep it in mind as you will probably receive more delicata squash in the following weeks.

We are looking forward to receiving more recipes from you to share with the CSA subscribers’ community!

Enjoy!