Week 18, October 7, 2010

What’s in the box?





salad mix

swiss chard

broccoli side shoots

butternut squash



Parsley Cream Soup

Melt 1/2 stick butter in a sauce pan.  Add 2 sliced onions and 2 celery ribs, cut into thin slices and saute over a low heat until vegetables are tender.  Add 4 diced potatoes and 4 cups chicken stock.  Simmer until potatoes are soft.  Add a bunch of chopped parsley and simmer a few more minutes.  Take the soup off the heat and let it cool slightly.  If you want a creamy soup, puree everything in a blender and season with salt and pepper. Mix in 2 cups of cream before serving.

Garlic Soba Noodles from 101 cookbooks (a new way to use radishes and eat some greens!) (she uses tofu for the protein, but chicken or porkchops would be equally as good)

At the Farm…..

This box was a little rough for us during packing.  Thinking back to last season when we were loading people down with squash, potatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts, etc….  What a difference a little (okay, a lot) of rain makes!  Nothing feels better to us than loading the boxes with vast amounts of great veggies.  Sometimes things don’t work out as we had planned…  The good news is that we are moving to a raised bed system for next season.  This will help our heavy soil drain in wet years like this one.  So we will have irrigation for dry years and raised beds for rainy years.  We are working on having all our bases covered.  Next week we should have more of the same in the box as well as some spinach and possibly brussel sprouts.  Keep your fingers crossed!

We had a really nice time at the harvest party and want to thank everyone that came out.  Did you forget your pan or baking dish?  Send us an email and we will bring it to your drop site next week.  This week we finally got a killing frost.  No more peppers or basil to be had.  But then it promptly warmed back up and we’ve been enjoying the colors changing and the perfect weather.  It will be really nice for planting garlic for next season.

Enjoy these pictures of our week old piglets…

Thanks so much to everyone who has filled out a survey!  If you haven’t done so, please do!  Here’s the link. We are learning a lot from the feed back.  It will help us fine tune things for next season. One thing’s for sure we won’t put in so much cabbage….  Even the pigs are tired of it 😉

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