THIRTEENTH WEEK OF THE AUTUMN SHARE This is the last week of our 39 week CSA season. Thank you for your support of our farm and for supporting small scale, local agriculture!
NOTES ON STORING THE HARVEST Please check out our Vegetable & Fruit page on the website to find tips on maximizing the life of your veggies. We envisage that many of the vegetables you are receiving this week will last for two weeks with careful attention to storing upon arrival. Although we do wash all the greens after harvest, we are washing to take the heat out of the plants and wash away some surface dirt, not to prepare them for consumption. We also spray a seaweed/herb brew about every ten days. While this will not harm you, it does have a taste. We do suggest washing your produce prior to eating.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX The following are the items harvested this week. Items and quantities in your box may vary depending on your harvest day and the total harvest of each crop. The boxes are completely governed by what is ripe and ready for harvest and how much of it there is. We endeavor to divide the harvest fairly. 1/4 share: 5-7 items 1/2 share: 8-10 items Full Share: 10-12 items
RECIPE SUGGESTIONS Pumpkin and Autumn Green Cannelloni Winter Asian Green Salad - I have taken this basics of this recipe, added roasted pumpkin and tamari toasted seeds for a delicious winter salad Warm Kale and Roasted Pumpkin Salad
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FARM PICK UP SCHEDULE To accommodate those picking up their Mountain View Farm milk, Farm Pick Up times are Friday afternoon from 2pm-5pm and Saturday mornings from 8am-11am. Please contact us if you need to arrange to pick your vegetables up outside of these times. Please remember to transfer your vegetables into a box or bag and leave the crate on the farm - Thank you!
NEWS FROM THE FARM
With the fine tuning comes a better understand of the timing of crops...our brussel sprouts will be ready in about three weeks...my children are not going to be happy about having 100 feet of brussels just for us! Fine tuning also involves a better understanding of the crops families like to eat and how to rotate all of the crops for a 39 week season through our 3 acres of growing space. We spend Winter planning and buying seeds.
Thank you for the your support of our farm. We wish you a happy winter. Until Spring...the days are getting longer already!Follow us on instagram and facebook.Please note – Photo is a randomly selected full share box with the addition of a whole pumpkin. The full shares received about 1/3 of that pumpkin.