October 30, 2014 at 4:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Harvest Notes October 30th 2014

Potatoes This yellow fleshed variety is called German Butterball and they are creamy smooth! You may find some little black pest spots that can easily be cut out before cooking. Store potatoes in a dark, cool spot.

Long Pie Pumpkins These heirloom pumpkins are hands down the best kind for pies. They bake up smooth and have a delicious flavor.

Red Onions Such prize winning onions! If you do find a mushy layer you can still use the rest of the onion, just peel that individual layer off and rinse.

Rainbow Carrots Purple, yellow, and orange carrots are all delicious and store well in the fridge for weeks if not months.

Carmen Sweet Red Peppers This is the very end of the peppers for the season! Bnq b

Hakurai Turnips I’m always telling people that these juicy turnips are perfect for raw snacks and dozens of school kids visiting the farm agreed with me! You can also roast these in the oven or saute them. I always cut them right before serving as they dry out and take on a certain bitterness if left chopped in the fridge. The greens are also delicious! Steam them lightly for a nutritious, bright green side dish or toss them into raw salads, soups, stir-fries, and curries.

French Breakfast Radishes This heirloom radish is mild enough that one-year-old Lev ate a whole one in the field yesterday with the biggest smile! Try roasting these in the oven with your turnips to soften the bite. If you are a fan of sharp flavors, just slice them up for raw salads. Some people like radish greens and others find them too tough to eat.

Salad Mix This is a gourmet mix of baby lettuces and mustard greens. Top with some sliced carrots, onions, peppers, radishes, or turnips for some crunch and add a parsley vinagrette to use your share well raw!

Curly Kale This gorgeous kale is perfect for kale chips, soups, sautes, casseroles, fritters, stews, salads, or just about any other dish you want to add some nutrition to. Kale sweetens in cold temperatures so prepare to enjoy this veggie even more than usual.

Parsley This herb is known to aid digestion, provide the body with lots of vitamin k, a, c, folate, and iron, and even to sweeten the breath!

Storage Guide for This Week’s Share

CROP

SHORT STORAGE LIFE

(eat first)

MED STORAGE LIFE

(1-2 weeks)

LONG STORAGE LIFE

(2 or more wks)

STORE IN FRIDGE IN BAG

STORE OUT OF FRIDGE

FREEZES WELL

DRIES WELL

Potatoes & Carrots

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Pie Pumpkins

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Onions

 

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Peppers

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Turnips & Radishes

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Salad Mix

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Kale

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Parsley

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