Winter Share week 6; November 15, 2012

What’s in the box?

garlic

onions

potatoes

butternut squash

broccoli

carrots

cabbage

dino kale

spinach

celeriac

Notes on the box…

We had some very low temperatures here.  It made us spend a lot of time waiting for things to thaw out so that we could harvest.  Thankfully we got everything that couldn’t stand the super cold temps (it got down to 14 degrees on Monday night!) out of the field in time.  Then on Wednesday it warmed up enough for the ground to thaw so that we could dig some carrots.  Everything is extra sweet and yummy thanks to the cold temps.  Enjoy it!

The kale bunches were made by us taking off the entire top of the plants off and bunching them.  The leaves are young and tender enough that they don’t need de-stemming.  I just cut the whole bunch up without even taking the leaves off the stalk.  I toss out the stalk along with the base of the leaves.

Recipes….

Potato and Celeriac Gratin

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Garlic Butter and Sage  I roasted several butternut squash and made a double batch of this gnocchi to put in the freezer.  It’s a project, to be sure. But if you have some time and feel like spending it in the kitchen, this is a nice way.  This was my first time making gnocchi and it came out so delicious!

Korean Kale and Squash Soup  This recipe calls for soybean paste, but I didn’t have any and the soup still tasted really great.  We ate it with a scoop of brown rice.  After a couple of heavy meals, this was nice and light, but still comforting on a cold day.  Otto really liked the kale in this soup.  He ate the squash, the kale, and then drank the broth!

Pumpkin Roll    We made this for Craig’s pre-birthday party.  We really love Birthdays because they are an excuse to bake and because we love celebrating our friends!

 

On the farm….

This is the last of the Winter Share boxes for the 2012 season.  We hope that you enjoyed the extended season and that you still have some veggies to serve on Thanksgiving!

We will soon be sending out an email about chicken that we will have available for delivery.  We are waiting until after the Thanksgiving holiday to get those deliveries out.

 

Craig and Lauren are moving on to help out our friends at Foxtail Farm this Winter.  We are REALLY going to miss those two.  They have been with us for 2 full seasons and we’ve really enjoyed working with them.  They are going to have the most amazing farm someday!

We are hunkering down and will be spending the Winter working on getting our cheese facility licensed and planning the 2013 season.  We are keeping our fingers crossed for a nice snowy Winter.

 

Many Thanks and we are looking forward to the 2013 season!

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