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Basic Share Week 20: October 20th – October 24th

The onset of cooler weather and late fall is bringing some delicious cold weather crops to the CSA shares! This week we’ll enjoy the return of parsnips and Brussels sprouts! The crew worked extra hard last week to harvest all of our peppers before the frost. They are all sweet bell peppers in a variety of colors, perfect for the rice dish in this week’s meal plan. We’re also including two stews in this week’s shares, a hearty Beef Stew for omnivores, and Beet Bourguignon for vegetarians. While it’s an off week for beets, we’re willing to be most of our CSA members have them around! Also enjoy a roasted root vegetable salad and an easy soup recipe. The flavors of fall are abundant in the shares this week! After this week there are 3 remaining deliveries, and you can extend your share of the harvest with a Winter Share Box. There’s also time to take advantage of our Early Renewal Discounts! See below for more info.

Download the shopping list Week 20 Basic Share Shopping List

Prep Tips

Planning ahead can make meals easy during the week. If you have time grab kitchen partner and do a little chopping ahead of time. During the week pull out your prepped items and our recipes are even easier.

Soup. Roast the squash in advance.

Flatbread. Make the toppings and shred the cheese the night before.

Stew. Make the whole stew a day or two in advance, it’s great as leftovers.

Stuffed Squash & Salad. Bake the squash and cook the rice in advance. Roast the veggies in advance.

Casserole. Cook the rice in advance.

Early Renewal Discounts! Renew your share or sign-up before November 30th for a 2015 CSA Share and receive 10% off with full payment. We are also offering a 5% discount on payment plans. Make one payment now, and the remaining four monthly payments in March, April, May, and June. The 10% discount is equal to over 2 free weeks of vegetables, and the 5% discount is equal to over 1 week of free vegetables. As the main season is winding down we’re planning our seed and other orders for the 2015 season. We receive early discounts from our suppliers, so we are able to pass these discounts on to our members for early renewal. Click here for details and to sign-up online!

Winter Share Sign-ups are starting! This is our third year offering Winter CSA Share boxes. Winter Share Boxes are packed in a full bushel box and filled to the brim with certified organic veggies. Boxes are delivered the week before Thanksgiving, and mid-December. 75+ servings of root vegetables, winter squash, hearty greens, and more. Click here to learn more and sign up!

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