CSA Extension Season Week 1

This Week’s Harvest

Fennel

Onions

Garlic

Sweet Potatoes

Flat Leaf Parsley

Potatoes

Salad Mix

Daikon Radish

Carrots

Swiss Chard

Radicchio

Brussels Sprouts

Rutabaga

Apple Share

Winesap (darker red, tart), Downing Land (light red and green, sweet), and Fuji (dull dark red, sweet)

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Recipes

Apple and Fennel Stuffing (omit the celery and add one more fennel)

Mashed Potatoes and Rutabaga

Sweet Potato and Swiss Chard Gratin

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

Farm News

We are glad to be able to extend our season for the second year in a row! At farmer’s market folks are surprised that we are still harvesting out in the open fields and not in greenhouses. While the vegetables we are still harvesting have some cold tolerance, we do need to protect them. When the first cold snap comes, we drag all the row cover we have out to the fields and cover what we can. This lightweight fabric gives the crops underneath a few more degrees of warmth. So far everything has survived a couple low 20s nights. Eventually the constant freeze and thaw will wear the plants down too much and effectively render them inedible. But for now we continue to enjoy the harvest!

We hope this week you get to share your vegetables with family and friends. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Younger plants are also susceptible to frosts so we covered the next round of radishes and arugula
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Some crops survive freezes and even taste better afterwards
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Beets can take a few frosts so we don’t bother covering them, but fennel does need protection
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Covering fragile crops the night before the first freeze
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tiny little patch of salad that the cover didn’t reach

 

 

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