CSA Extension Season – Week 3 of 3

This Week’s Harvest

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January King Cabbage

Spinach

Cabbage

Butternut Squash

Potatoes

Garlic

Onions

Beets (red and golden)

Purple Top Turnips

Purple Daikon Radish

Beauty Heart Radish

Carrots

Hakurei Salad Turnips

Farm News

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Winter Scene on The Farm

This week was the first that we experienced weather challenges that winter farming can often bring.  Given that we are past the middle of December, we consider it lucky we hadn’t had problems before this week.  Looking at the 10 day forecast we devised a plan where I would wash the storage vegetables on the only day above freezing. We were promised a high of 52 on Saturday. I had my doubts since the day before was 18. Turns out we barely hit 40 on Saturday, but that was warm enough to drag hoses from our basement, out the window, snaked through the yard and into the barn.  And before I could get to mad at the weather people, I saw a weather map of temperatures for the day and Cincinnati enjoyed a high of 58 with warm air present all the way up to Springboro.  It hurt knowing comfortable weather was only a few miles away! But we were able to get the job done (minus the butternut squash which comes with some organic Mile Creek Farm dirt this week) and are excited about our final CSA box of the season! Thanks for joining us on this extended season culinary adventure! We certainly enjoyed sharing the bounty of the farm for a little bit longer!

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Wishing You a Joyous Holiday Season!

Recipes

Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Tart

Winter Vegetable Tagine (can use spinach or cabbage in place of kale)

Root Vegetable Soup

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