2022 CSA Season Week Twenty-Two

November 4, 2022

Welcome to Week Twenty-Two of the 2022 CSA Season and Week Three of the Extended Season! We are so happy to have you with us this season, and excited to finish this year strong. It’s getting wet and cold out there, but hopefully you’re all able to find somewhere warm and dry to spend your days and enjoy your delicious veggies!

Special Announcements:

Half-share members for the Extended Season, this is your week! For everyone, don’t forget to grab your box during the delivery window and check your name off the list so we know you got your share! For market sites, you can pick up your shares as long as the market is open. For residential sites, your pickup deadline is 7pm. If you are unable to make your pickup time, give your site host a call day-of to see if they are willing to hold your share for you! Our wonderful site hosts are volunteers, so any shares leftover after that 7pm deadline do become theirs to keep or give away. If you miss your pickup at the market, those shares do come back to the farm, but we only hold them for a day or two before we donate them to Food for Lane County. If you miss your weekend market pickup, please reach out to me by Monday so I can hold your share before it’s donated.

Do you know ahead of time you won’t be able to pick up your share? Let me know! We do require at least 7 days notice to make any changes to your delivery schedule (including pickup site), but I’m happy to help accommodate your needs if I can! You can fill out a vacation request or shoot me an email at [email protected], to either take a credit toward the 2023 CSA Season or donate your share to Food for Lane County.

The end of the 2022 CSA Season is fast approaching! Be sure to return any bins you may have borrowed to your pickup sites before your last delivery, catch up on any payments left on your account, and sign up for the 2023 CSA Season if you’d like to join us next year! We’ve only got two more deliveries this year after this week, so if you need anything from me or I can help clear up any questions, don’t hesitate to let me know!

Are you interested in joining us for the 2023 Season?

We are making a list of current CSA members who would like to join us for the 2023 season! If you’re interested, send me an email or reply to this newsletter to let me know and I’ll add you to the list. If you would like to change your share type or delivery site for next year, please note that in the email, otherwise I will go ahead and reserve your spot for the same share as this year. More information will go out after this season, and then again after the new year as next season gets closer.

Still on the fence? Keep an eye on your email! I’ll continue to send out the weekly newsletter through this season and into the off season, which will contain information you’ll need to know regarding next season. We would love to have you with us again next year!

Come see us at our markets!

Yes, the 2022 CSA Season is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get your veggies! We’ll be at the King Market in Portland for the next two weeks, and at the Lane County Farmers’ Market in Eugene until right before Christmas. Come see us to fill your pantries with veggies through the winter months! We look forward to seeing you!

What’s in your box this week:

  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Potatoes

Some sites only:

  • Romanesco
  • Cauliflower
  • Kabocha Squash
  • Red Curry Squash

We aren’t always able to harvest our veggies in equal share, but we’re doing our best! With the rains coming and the nights getting closer, we’re working as hard as we can to get as many veggies as possible out of the ground and into your shares. We hope you enjoy the farm’s bounty this week!

Handy Tips:

  • Romanesco: Romanesco can be cooked and prepared in any way you would use cauliflower. Cook it in boiling water for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until tender to the fork. Or steam until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Trim off any outer leaves before cooking. Store romanesco unwashed in the fridge in a plastic bag. It should keep for up to one week.

What We’re Making This Week:

  • This Sach Ko Ang recipe is just the thing to add carrots to your table. It’s also pretty to look at!
  • With the holidays coming up, comfort food is a fantastic go-to. This Scalloped Potato Gratin is a healthy (ish) take on an old favorite!

The temperatures are dropping and the leaves are changing, which means winter is coming! We hope you’re all able to spend some cozy nights with your loved ones and cook up some delicious meals!

Many blessings,

Chelsea and your Winter Green farmers