SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: We have a lot to talk about this week…
TWO WEEKS LEFT OF THE STANDARD SEASON:
For those of you who are only receiving the Standard Share for the 19 weeks, you have two weeks of delivery left (this week and next week). If you are receiving the Half Share for 10 weeks, you have one more share, either this week or next, depending on your schedule. Let us know if you have questions! We sure have enjoyed sharing the season with you, and can’t believe it’s almost at a close.
We would like to take this opportunity to ask you to look around for any stray CSA tubs that might have made their way home with you during the season. Receiving these back helps us to keep the cost of the CSA down, as they can be quite expensive to replace. Just bring them with you when you come to retrieve your share for the next two weeks. Thanks so much!
Also, if you have a balance, we would appreciate if you would bring your account up to date as soon as you can. If you have any questions about the statement you might have received via email last week, just get in touch. Thanks to those of you who have sent in your payment.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO RESERVE YOUR SHARE FOR THE 2021 SEASON?
We are reserving shares for the 2021 CSA Season with a $25 deposit. Let us know if you would like to secure your share for next year!
We have a few cases of the Mt. Hood Organics Pears left over. If you would like to purchase some, we’ll be offering them on a first come, first serve basis until they’re gone. Orders must be 5 lbs or more and the cost is $2/lb. Please don’t order through the BLOG…call/email the office to order. Thanks!
While we won’t be able to host the end of season Harvest Celebration this year, we would love to still offer you your Pumpkins. We will bring them up from the field and have them available for you to come to the farm to pick them up. Chris and Shannon will be here to greet you. Just follow the signage when you arrive at the farm, and please wear a mask & social distance.
Here is the pick up info: Saturday, October 17th, 11am to 2pm
LATE SEASON DELIVERY INFORMATION
By now, those of you who reserved a Late Season share should have received your delivery information. If you believe you reserved a share, and didn’t receive the info, check in with me in the farm office.
WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:
- Apples ~ Gala
- Pac Choi
- Red Kuri Squash
SOME SITES ONLY
CELERIAC is one of our all time fall favorites. Celeriac will store for up to a month in your refrigerator in a plastic bag. When ready to use, slice off the green stalks at the root crown. Then soak the root in warm water to loosen the earth between the roots and scrub well with a brush. Peel the skin off the roots before preparing (top and peeled portions are a tasty addition to soup stocks).
Try celeriac raw grated into salads or in any recipe that calls for celery. Celeriac can also be boiled or steamed. Peel, slice, and boil for 5-10 minutes or boil whole for 20-30 minutes. Mash and top with butter (tastes incredible with mashed potatoes!).
APPLES! This week we are excited to share Mt. Hood Organics biodynamic apples with you. You will either receive Gala (more reddish) or Jonagold (more greenish). Both are delicious!
We’re keeping super busy on the farm these days. Not only are we continuing to harvest and deliver CSA Shares, harvest for and attend Farmers’ Markets, but we’re beginning to do our fall bulk harvesting. This Wednesday we’ll all be digging Burdock root. The farm has been growing Burdock root as a wholesale crop for a long time. At one time we were selling it nationally, but now we keep to more local markets through Organically Grown Co distribution. If you are a Burdock fan, keep an eye out for it at our Farmers Market venues.
If you are interested in bringing in some storage crops for the winter, be sure to check out the Fill Your Pantry order site. This Eugene event has been very successful through the years. Ordering is taking place right now and through October 31st. The pick up date will be on November 15th. Individual pick-up time slots between 8 AM – 3 PM at West Broadway Food for Lane County Warehouse located at 2235 West Broadway, Eugene, OR 97402.
We sure hope that you all have a great week, and enjoy your bounty from the farm!
Linda and all of your Winter Green Farmers