CSA Autumn Share 2014 - Week #9 (28 May/30-31 May)


NINTH WEEK OF THE AUTUMN SHARE We are transitioning to our late Autumn work of evaluating our season, renewing the soil and planning for next year.  Keep a look out for a survey about our CSA.  We are your farmers so please let us know how this CSA can serve you better.

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

Broccoli Carrots Celery Leeks Parsley Parsnips Pumpkin Silverbeet Tatsoi Turnips

Extras Red Bok Choy Capsicum Cauliflower Brown Onions Peas English Spinach

RECIPE SUGGESTIONS Pumpkin and Spinach Curry - This curry has a wonderful full flavoured taste and comes from Sala Kanna at Veggie Belly. Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin, Coriander and Almonds - A Jamie Oliver recipe Ginger Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad - Another great recipe from Emma Gallaway of My Darling Lemon Thyme Hearty Winter Vegetable Stew Cauliflower Pizza - a great alternative to pizza dough from Heidi Sze, one of our lovely work share volunteers,  at Apples Under My Bed Celery Gratin Spicy Roasted Parsnip Soup Broccoli, Carrot and Chicken Stir Fry Tatsoi and Cabbage Stir Fry Jamie Oliver’s Beef Stew

For more recipe ideas, search by key ingredient on our recipe database.

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!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.