Harvest Notes- November 5th 2015
Watermelon Radish This heirloom radish is fairly mild. Before long-distance produce shipping, people relied on this very kind of storage veggie to keep their vitamins up all winter. It is gorgeous shredded for salad, sliced up for eating raw with dip, roasted in the oven, or sauteed.
Jester Acorn Squash This specialty squash is a little sweeter and dryer than the variety you got last week. The skin is thin and edible, although many people prefer to send the peel to the compost. I can’t recommend simple squash prep enough- slice in half, coat in a little oil, roast for about an hour at 350 and- wallah!
Purple Top Turnips These storage turnips are a part of our weekly cholent (traditional Shabbat stew) recipe here at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center. They also make delicious creamy soup and they roast beautifully. These will store all winter if kept carefully in the fridge.
Onions These have been storing very well and we’ll have plenty more for next week.
Rainbow Carrots We considered registering these giant carrots in some kind of state-fair-large-vegetable competition, but we decided they would be better off in your kitchen.
Green Cabbage This is the only “green” that stores well and you can keep it in your fridge for weeks until you are ready for that perfect slaw, borscht, curry, stir-fry, braised mix, kraut, or other dish.
Broccoli Steamed broccoli greens are the hip new veggie trend. This is one of the few veggies in this week’s share that should be eaten right away.
Salad Mix This mix of spicy mustard greens and mild baby spinach is triple washed and ready to be dressed! Next week we should have enough spinach for all the shares to get a big bag of just spinach.
Garlic We save all our own garlic “seed” in the form of cloves from the previous season for fall planting. Now that we have planted the 2016 crop we had enough left over to distribute for these last two weeks.
JOIN US NEXT WEEK FOR THE FINAL CSA PICKUP and EXTRAVAGANZA!
A and B week shares will both pickup. Please invite your friends, family, and coworkers to our celebration! We’ll have ongoing sauerkraut workshops, cider pressing, Adamah market, music, and crafts!