Fall Session: Week 6 Box Contents

sunchokesoup
Sunchoke soup (photo by Heather Logan, Kailyard Kitchen)

I’m so sorry for posting this a few days late!  There were some issues with a few items we ordered on Friday, so we were trying to finalize a more accurate box list to get it posted for you.

Amazingly enough, we are now preparing for our fourth flood of the season – the fourth in six weeks!  The predictions currently show that we’ll have water over the road Tuesday evening, with the flood cresting on Wednesday.  This has been a singularly strange Fall for flooding – we’ve never experienced anything like this before.

We’re so grateful to all of you for going on this adventure with us!  Your support of our farm means so much to us, especially during trying experiences like these consecutive floods.  Thank you for supporting local agriculture – you help us to weather these storms simply by participating in our CSA.

We are also grateful for the wonderful array of recipes provided by Heather of Kailyard Kitchen – we hope that her creative approaches to cooking with Autumn’s bounty have helped you to expand your kitchen repertoire and have provided your family with lots of nourishing meals this season!

During the next couple of months, the farm will be a bit quieter than usual – we won’t have deliveries but will be concentrating mostly on caring for our cattle.  Our next CSA session – our 2016 Winter Session – will start on February 3rd.  We would love to have you join us for the 2016 season!

We hope that you’ve enjoyed the selection of Autumnal produce these past weeks, and we wish you a warm & comforting holiday season.

Fall Session: Week 6 Box Contents (December 9)

(Disclaimer: Please take this list with a grain of salt!  We sometimes need to alter the lineup of produce as we get closer to our box-packing day.  Check back on our blog for updates).

  • Eggs
  • Sweet Potatoes
    I hope that you all enjoyed the sweet potatoes that were sent along with Week 4’s share!  This is the last of our sweet potato crop, which was a wonderful success.  These last sweet potatoes vary in size – some of them will be a bit small, but they are still delicious and packed full of nutrients.
  • Green Cabbage
  • Fennel
  • Parsnips
  • Sunchokes (aka “Jerusalem Artichokes”)
    Heather: “These tubers are a close relative to the sunflower though they visually resemble the ginger root. […] While they have a similar consistency to potatoes, sunchokes’ flavor is sweeter with a certain ‘je ne sais quoi.’ They are delicious when roasted or made into chips, but for a weeknight meal, I like to enjoy them as a hearty soup with a fresh salad and some crusty bread.”
  • D’Anjou Pears
  • Kale
  • Celeriac 
  • Carnival Squash
  • Acorn Squash (Three Quarter Shares)
  • Delicata Squash (Regular Shares)
  • Red Kuri Squash or Pie Pumpkin (Regular Shares)

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