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Friday, November 5, 2010

CSA Pickups -- Week 28

Roots Farm CSA Week 28: November 2

This Week:
-Peppers: Carmen, Islander, Lipstick, Green & Colored Bells, Cayenne, Jalapeno
-Eggplant: Nadia, Hansel, Gretel, Fairytale, Pingtung Long
-Mid-East Prolific Cucumbers
-Magda Summer Squash
-Winterbor Kale
-Lettuce Mix
-Beans: Gold of Bacau & Northeaster
-Snow Crown Cauliflower
-Green Tomatoes

On the Farm . . .
Well, we’ve moved into November and the food just keeps coming. Lettuces are springing out of the ground, kale is on the rise, chard. The weather has been good to us so far. We’re expecting our first real freeze this weekend. I’m curious to see what effect it has on the crops. The eggplant are probably going to take a dive, at least the outdoors ones. Indoors, we’ll see. It’s the first winter we’ve had the big houses and I’m not sure how much heat they retain and how much freeze they resist. They’re full of lettuces, bok choi, chard, kale, cilantro, carrots, pole beans, peppers, and eggplants, though. I hope they hold on a little while longer.

In Your Basket
Cauliflower is appearing this week! And it looks excellent. Pole beans are back on the scene. Cilantro is making an appearance. Lettuce mix is coming out, and will probably be the only cut lettuce mix we’ll provide this month. Head lettuces are beginning to come in and will appear next week. Green tomatoes are appearing. I recommend either frying them or chopping them and adding them to stews and stir-fries. Also, enjoy the arugula since I don’t think we’ve got another planting to follow this one. And savor the summer squash; the cold has really beaten them back and I don’t think there will be any more. So yeah. Baskets full of goodies. Almost like Easter, but without the chocolate and bunny-shaped things. More like bunny food than bunny candy.

Newsletter . . .
Sorry it’s so late this week and there are no recipes. It’s been a crazy sort of week. But I’m prevailing and hopefully, I’ll have the one for next week published by the end of Tuesday’s pickup. That’s the plan. Thanks, ya’ll!

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