CSA Week 23

This Week’s Harvest

Chilly carrot pick

Farm News
This week marks the final box for some of our biweekly and monthly CSA members. Thank you so much for your season long support! Next week is the final box for our other set of biweekly and monthly members and also for our weekly members. But, we have good news for you if you are wondering what you are going to do without your fresh Mile Creek veggies! Like years past, we will have an extended season! We’ll have 3 very packed boxes heading out the week of 11/22, 12/6, and 12/20. You’ll have the ability to sign up for one, two, or all three.

The extended CSA season will mostly be made up of storage vegetables–potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, winter radishes, carrots, beets, rutabaga, cabbage, butternut squash, garlic and onions. The frost sensitive crops have all been picked and what remains are vegetables that can survive frosts and freezes. Picking those crops is what will occupy any open time we have this week. Today we picked golden beets both for this week’s box and for storage and look forward to picking more variety as the week progresses.

Assorted Winter Radishes

The extended boxes will also have as many fresh picked greens as possible. We have 800 feet of spinach and salad greens. We’ll still have kale, Brussels sprouts, and possibly braising greens and arugula in November into December. We’ll cover these crops with row cover to protect them from nights under 25 degrees and pick them as long as they look good–but even the cold hardy plants eventually fade.

Kale is a cold hardy crop and has lasted us into December. Its flavor even sweetens with each frosty morning.

We also plan to be at 2nd Street Market for 3 Saturdays in November and 3 in December (ย 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 and 12/4, 12/11, 12/18) and might even reboot our on-line store for bulk produce orders in the winter.

We’ll email out more details about all of this to our CSA members soon, but I wanted to let our customers know that it’s in the works. We’ll be busy picking to make sure we have an abundance of variety for our post-season season!

Potato bins from September headed to long term storage

Recipes

Sweet Potato and Kale Chili

Kale, Sausage and Potato Soup

Vegan Kale and Potato Soup

Beet Carrot Slaw

Sweet Potato Tacos with Apple Radish Slaw (use watermelon radish)

Coming Up Next Week (our best guess…) Brussels Sprouts, Napa Cabbage, Purple Daikon Radish, Carrots, Garlic, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Salad Mix, Purple Top Turnips

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