CSA AUTUMN SHARE WEEK #1 Welcome to the Autumn Share! Autumn is the season where we continue to enjoy all the fruits of our Spring and Summer work, prepare the soil and our bodies for winter and plan next year's season. This weeks box is extra full. That happens sometimes when crops come on sooner or later then expected. The box quantity does vary from week to week as we always harvest crops when they are perfectly ready for consumption.
SWEET CORN - This is best eaten TODAY to enjoy the sweetness of freshly picked sweet corn. There may be corn borers (caterpillars) in the tops of some of the ears. They love it as much as we do! Although they make a mess, you just need to cut off the top of the ear and there is still plenty for you to enjoy. Don’t Panic - It’s Organic!!
Our wonderful Summer Intern Tahlia leaves on Wednesday when we will be joined by Trent, our Autumn intern. Tahlia heads back up north where we expect to hear all about the wonderful things she is growing in her tropical climate.
The tomatoes are starting to succumb to summer disease. We are still picking though! The cherry tomato crop is still producing for “Pick Your Own” during farm pick up times! Please bring your own containers. Limit a 1 kilo bucket per family. I imagine that this will only continue for a few more weeks.
Farm pickup is 2-5pm Fridays and 8-11am Saturdays. Box pickup is available at other times by appointment only. Cherry tomato picking is only available during farm pick up times.
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.
Extras Cherry Tomatoes Chilies Eggplant Pumpkin Silver Beet Summer Squash Zucchini
Pasta with Fennel, Rocket and Lemon Central American Black Beans Ministrone Soup Fennel Salad with Rocket and Orange - An internet find that is easy and delicious Bok Choy, Broccoli, Capsicum, Carrot Stirfry - This recipe can include any protein source - tofu, chicken, beef, mung bean sprouts. We made it with onions, capsicum, carrots, broccoli and bok choy and it was delicious! Bok Choy Salad - Crispy and delicious with roasted veggies and crunchy Asian noodles
You can search our recipes by looking for the key ingredients on our website recipe page
Please note - Photo is a randomly selected full share box with the inclusion of a whole pumpkin (the full shares received 2 kilo pieces).