Week 16, not the end. but there is a survey

Hey everyone. 

I know we said 16 weeks was our season but, 

Because we love you so much, and we have so much more to give. We have decided to do another week of boxes for you. So keep on as usual. After next week (Oct 1st) winter shares will start the second Thurs in Oct. From there deliveries will be every-other week. (4th week in Oct, 2nd week in Nov. Etc.) we’ll keep you posted on exact dates around the holidays as thing may change a bit. Thanks for those who have been signing up for the winter, the cellar is stocked full of potatoes and onions, and the winter squash is coming in by the truck load.

 

Delecata squash

Delecata squash

 

 

 

In the box this week… 

Thelma Sanders Acorn Squash (heirloom)

 

Thelma Sanders Squash

Thelma Sanders Squash

 

 

Delecata winter squash

Broccoli, please wash and be on the lookout for the green cabbage looper caterpillar. They’re Harmless but could gross you out. 

Salad Mix

Green Peppers

Leeks

Some Potatoes

Tomatoes

carrots

Recipe Ideas…

The winter squash is best in its traditional form, baked for 45 min at 400 in olive oil, or if you prefer butter. Water will work too, but you don’t get those caramelized bits next to the pan. 

but here is  a Gratin Squash recipe with some storage tips and some facts about squash

http://www.homestead-farm.net/RecipeWinSquash.html

I can say enough about this broccoli recipe, and while you’ve got the oven on…why not roast some Broccoli.

even if you don’t eat it all, just freeze it when it cools down. 

Roasted garlic and lemon Broccoli

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 heads broccoli, separated into florets
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, toss broccoli florets with the extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, pepper and garlic. Spread the broccoli out in an even layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until florets are tender enough to pierce the stems with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and transfer to a serving platter. Squeeze lemon juice liberally over the broccoli before serving for a refreshing, tangy finish.
  4. Consider adding cheese of any kind you like while roasting, but not if you plan of freezing it.

 

ask us about pork

ask us about pork

I was flipping through this cook book on this cool Sept. morning and, this is what I want for lunch…

Old Time Beef Stew.

2 lb beef cubes

2 Tbs Butter

1 large onion, or leeks.

4 cups tomato juice, or juicy tomatoes

1 Tbs salt

1 Tbs lemon

1 Tbs sugar

1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tbs pepper

1/2 Tbs paprika

dash of allspice or ground cloves

6 carrots cut in quarters

6 potatoes cut in chunks

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup flour

Brown Beef cubes in butter for 20 min. Add onion, water, salt, lemon, sugar, Worcestershire, pepper, paprika, and allspice. Cover and simmer 2 hrs. Stir occasionally

Add vegetables Simmer 30 min. 

Combine water and flour Stir until smooth. Pull vegetables and meat to one side of pan. Add flour mixture and stir until gravy is thickened

Variation, add other kinds of vegetables

DSC01353We are having a party this weekend. Rain or shine. we hope you can make it out. 

 

Also, A very important note. The end of the year survey will be attached to your email this week but we will also put in on the blog right here, incase you dont get it. Just cut and paste and fill it out. you can email it back to us or print it off and leave it at your drop site if you don’t want to put your name on it. we’ll pick them up next week. And just to remind you, CSA is our main way of marketing, we take it very seriously and we listen to our members. If there is enough people asking for kohlrabi, we’ll grow it. If you want purple boxes next year, we’ll see what we can do. 

Please fill it out and let us know how things went for you. Especially those first year members. We know those are the toughest years.

Contents of the box

 

 On a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being best. How would you rate the quality of the vegetables you’ve seen in the box? If there were problems, please describe them.

 

 

On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate the quantity of produce you received? 

 

On a scale of 1-5,  how would you rate the value of the share (what you received for what you paid)?

 

Are there any crops we did not offer that you would like to have in your share? Your suggestions will be considered for 2010. 

 

 

We currently work with some other farms to offer duck eggs, and heirloom beans through our CSA. Would you like to see other products offered through the CSA? Please circle what you would be interested in:  bread, meat, cheese, chicken eggs, whole grains, dry beans

 

Overall Experience

 

What about the CSA has been especially positive. 

Can we share this in our promotional material for 2010?

 

 

What about the CSA has been less positive. Do you have suggestions to change ? 

 

 

What would you want to tell new potential CSA members? 

Can we share this in our promotional material for 2010? 

 

 

On a scale of 1-5,  how convenient was your drop site?

Where was your drop site? 

 

How many people eat from your box? 

 

Would you recommend splitting with others? 

 

Do you have any comments or suggestions regarding communication?  Did you feel informed about the farm?  Did you read the blog and was it helpful to you?  

 

Is there an area you would be interested in involving yourself with the farm? 

i.e. computers, fabricating, building trades, electrical, field labor etc. 

Turnip Rock Farm. 8628 Co Hwy AA, New Auburn, WI 54757 

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