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Basic Share Week 21: October 27th – October 31st

There are just a few weeks left in our CSA season, but we still have some great produce for you! It’s another week for parsnips, and the first celeriac of the fall! Celeriac is a knobby root vegetable, if you’ve never used be sure to check out our post on chopping one. We have butternut and acorn squash this week, these will store for a while if you want to save them. We’re lucky to have peppers again this week, but it looks like it will frost this weekend. It’s shaping up to be a beautiful day on the farm, but it looks like a cold weekend. Make a big batch of Butternut Squash Chili for your trick or treaters! It’s an on week for beets, and this week’s recipe is Beet Brownies! If you’ve never tried chocolate and beets, you must give this a try. As November approaches we’re getting closer to the end of our CSA, final Tuesday deliveries are November 11th, and final Wednesday deliveries are November 12th. Looking for a Thanksgiving turkey to go with your Winter CSA Share? Contact our friends the Good Life Farm, they’re delivery local, organic turkeys to some of our pick-up sites.

Download the Shopping List. Week 21 Basic Share Shopping List

Thanksgiving Turkeys. We don’t raise any livestock – but friends of ours do! We’re putting in a plug for our friends at The Good Life Farm they raise Certified Organic pasture fed turkeys. And they’ll deliver them to most of our Winter CSA pickup locations on the same day as your pickup. There is a $40 deposit to reserve your turkey. If you are interested please contact Melissa Madden from the Good Life Farm directly, her email is Melissa@thegoodlifefarm.org
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!

Please carefully unfold your box and return it to your pick-up site next week – for food safety reasons, please only use boxes for food use.


Kitchen Tips:

Omnivore Meal Plan:
Miso Maple Roasted Root Vegetables – pairs well with chicken or salmon


Vegetarian Meal Plan
Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Farro Salad – use short grain brown rice or your favorite GF grain
Crispy Egg & Greens on Toast – use your favorite GF toast
Miso Maple Roasted Root Vegetables – try adding chickpeas or tofu to the roasting pan or omnivores can pair with chicken or salmon

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