Harvest Notes for October 8th

We received the first of what the farmers say will be a bumper crop of apples this year.  Start planning your pies, crumbles, applesauce, baked apples – and of course you can eat them out of hand.  Did all the apples make it home on Thursday?

Slightly fancy baked apples from http://www.auvilfruit.com/auvilstuffedapplesrecipe.html are just as easy as plain ones.

Slightly fancy baked apples from http://www.auvilfruit.com/auvilstuffedapplesrecipe.html are just as easy as plain ones.

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Quick reminder that the farmers are going to bring a market to next week’s delivery.  Tell your friends that they can buy jams, pickles, and other items even if they are not CSA members.  Of course, CSA members can stock up as well!

For those who pick up this week, the farmers expect to bring Collards,  GarlicOnions, LettuceParsleyPeppersPotatoes, and the famous Adamah Salad Mix.

Salad Mix really does grow mixed in the field!

Salad Mix really does grow mixed in the field!

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Harvest Notes for October 1st.

The farmers include a tasty recipe to use this week’s green onions in the Harvest Notes.  You can thin some of it with cream to become a dressing for the lettuce, adding some kale for added nutrition, and chopped tomatoes and red peppers for color.  Or you can substitute the onions for the one in this recipe for chicken with red peppers.

Green onions by the carload!

Green onions by the carload!

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The farmers predict we will receive Beets, GarlicKaleLettuce, OnionsParsleyPeppersPotatoes, and Scallions.  You can toss the root veggies with oil and roast them, then top with chopped herbs if you want a quick side dish, of course.  For a Shabbat lunch, toss the cold roasted veggies on top of a chopped kale and lettuce mixture for a quick salad.

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Harvest Guesstimate for September 24th

The farmers think we will receive Carrots, Chard, Dill, Garlic, OnionPeppers (many), Potatoes, and Tomatoes (just a few).  Remember that the links go to different recipes that often use several of the items in our shares, give them a look.  This week we’ve focused on frittatas and other items that can be made ahead and served in your sukkah.

Lovely items to cook this week - picture from http://www.joyfulabode.com/braised-chicken-with-peppers-onions-tomatoes/ which offers yet another idea for cooking the share items.

Lovely items to cook this week – picture from http://www.joyfulabode.com/braised-chicken-with-peppers-onions-tomatoes/ which offers yet another idea for cooking the share items.

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Harvest Notes for September 17th

There are many suggestions for cooking or storing this week’s items in the Harvest Notes.

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The farmers predict that we will receive Cabbage or Kale, Carrots, DillEggplant, Garlic, OnionPeppersPotatoes, and Tomatoes.  Our first pickup of 5776!

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Harvest Notes for September 10th (and Farmstand)

If you feel overwhelmed by the quantity of peppers we received this week, the Harvest Notes give one way to store them for the future, or you can roast them – something expensive and elegant for just a few extras minutes of work!

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The farmers predict that we will receive Carrots (many people make tzimmes, why not try a baked or steamed pudding instead?) or Beets, GarlicParsleyPeppers, OnionsTomatoes, and in time for Rosh Hashonnah, Apples or Cantaloupe.

Pickles and Jams for sale at the farmstand.

Pickles and Jams for sale at the farmstand.  Invite your friends!

Also, the farmers from Adamah will be bringing treats just in time for you to stock up for the High Holy Days.  Add to the sweetness of the New Year with jams made from various summer fruits.  Several varieties each of crisp pickles or sauerkrauts and spicy kimchee add flavor to even simple meals; pickled beets can be a refreshing salad ingredient.  If you need to take gifts to family, friends, or hosts, or want to be sure you have a bountiful table to offer, they will have plenty of certified organic and kosher (and mostly vegan) treats.  Invite your friends, as the farmstead is open to the community.

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Harvest Notes for September 3rd

If you were concerned about the long, conical peppers in this week’s share, they are Hungarian Frying Peppers, which are like a stay-crisper version of the sweet bell peppers, and not the same as the small-but-powerful jalapenos and cayenne peppers.

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It’s truly tomato season!  We will get both large Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes this week.  Plus the farmers tell us to expect Cilantro, GarlicOnion, and Peppers – both Red and Green sweet peppers, and Hot Peppers.  We know that many people will be making salsa this week!  It’s a great condiment when chopped finely or chop more coarsely to make a type of chopped salad.  We should also receive Beets or Broccoli, which can become great do-ahead salads for a sticky summer Saturday.

A refreshing salad from sweet peppers (the recipe uses mini ones, you can just cut large ones into slivers) from http://natashaskitchen.com/ can be made ahead and served whenever.

This refreshing salad of sweet peppers (the recipe uses mini ones, you can cut large ones into slivers) from http://natashaskitchen.com/ can be made ahead and served whenever.

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Harvest Notes for August 27th – Matbucha!

The matbucha in this week’s Harvest Notes also works as a sandwich spread.

Matbucha boiling down to a thick, flavorful consistency.

Matbucha boiling down to a thick, flavorful consistency.

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The farmers think that we will receive basil, bell pepperscantaloupecherry tomatoescilantro, eggplant, garlichot pepperssummer squash, and tomatoes.  Did you hear NPR’s story about homemade vegetable broth this weekend?  It uses many of the items in this week’s share!  So do several of the recipes linked at the item names, so you may want to read them all for ideas about how to use the item we receive this week.

From the NPR story about Bren Herrera's vegetable broth, which comes in two varieties.

From the NPR story about Bren Herrera’s vegetable broth, which comes in two varieties.

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