2018 CSA ~ Week #21/2nd Late Season
We still have cases of our organic Tomato Sauce available…..even if you are not participating in the Late Season shares, we can send a case, or a jar or two, to one of our delivery locations for you. The cost is $85/case (case of 12 jars) or $7.50/jar.
Still time to place an order for the Fill Your Pantry event….just click on the link and you will be taken to the page where you can register to place your Pre-Order. Here are the details:
Pickup Event Details:
Sunday, November 11th, 2018
1pm – 5 pm
Lane County Fairgrounds Expo Halls # 1 and #2
796 West 13th Ave, Eugene
This year you will have an opportunity to meet your farmers because all pre-orders will be picked up directly from the farmers’ booths at the event on Sunday, November 11th, 1-5pm. Please email them if you have any questions.
Credit, Debit, and SNAP accepted for online sales.
WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:
- Red Russian Kale
- Napa Cabbage
- Delicata Squash
Roasted Delicate Squash & Kale Recipe
Roasted Delicate Squash with Miso Maple Butter
Spiced Lentil Soup w/Roasted Beets & Delicata Squash
Kimchee is a spicy Korean side dish, sort of like the hottest coleslaw you’ve ever eaten. Traditional kimchee can take several days to make. However, for a quick at-home version, combine a few cups of chopped napa cabbage, a tablespoon of sambal oelek (an Eastern hot sauce), 3 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar, 4 sliced garlic cloves and a healthy pinch of salt. Stir well, chill overnight, and then eat right out of the bowl!
Happy (almost) Halloween! I know it’s a bit early to say that but since the next blog won’t be published until after the holiday, it seems apropos. As “Nonna” to two amazing grand girls, I feel like I’ve been preparing for Halloween for weeks now. Living rurally, I never have trick or treaters visit my tucked in little corner, so I really miss seeing the children dressed up in the costumes. I often go traipsing around after my girls as they trick or treat, and always in costume…..my tribute to a Peter Pan lifestyle.
Halloween also signals a turn of the season…..the farm is in full color regalia, with the turning of the leaves contrasted against the majestic evergreens. I never tire of the beauty, even if I’m not quite ready to admit winter is on the way. As our crew dwindles with folks heading off in other directions, the harvests are more intimate, and more intense. Less hands to do the tasks, in more inclement weather.
The greenhouse is almost empty now, with the exception of some orphaned lettuce starts, and the last of the over wintering onion transplants awaiting their immersion into
the soil. Melissa is doing a big cleanup of all of the pots and trays, sweeping away debris, hosing the remnants of soil from all of the benches and alleys.
Farmer Chris has been working hard this week turning the holdover greenhouse into a winter barn for the sheep, and our bull will spend his winter in the old sheep barn down at Oak Pond…..
Farmer Jabrila hosted two Field Trips yesterday and has a few more scheduled before we put the farm to bed for the winter. Not that we stop completely for the winter, but for the most part, we’ll be mostly filling wholesale orders and chopping Burdock root, once the CSA and Farmers’ Markets are finished.
It’s not all hard work on the farm, as farm dog Arlo can attest to….he loves a good ride in the tractor bucket every once in a while.
This weeks Farmer Profile is featuring Jack O’Lantern. This is Jack’s first year on the farm, although he comes from a long line of O’Lanterns who have graced our fields through the years. He spent his time early in the season in the propagation greenhouse,
after beginning his time on the farm in the hands of young students. Once he reached maturity, he has mainly spent time working hard at growing round and orange over at Simpson Field. He guarded the field under cover of large green leaves until his size became a deterrent at hiding inconspicuously. He made the journey over to the home farm when the cool weather began to make it’s appearance. He joined in the fun at the end of season Harvest Celebration and is spending the remainder of the season entertaining the crew, awaiting his soon scheduled plastic surgery……..we’re not sure he’ll be back on the farm next season, but maybe one of his descendants might be!
We hope you have a wonderful weekend, enjoy our Halloween holiday safely and of course, enjoy our veggies!
Linda and all of your Winter Green Farmers