We are nearing the end of the CSA season (the week of October 29 is the last delivery) and I thought it was time to do a share member survey. It has been a few years since I have sent one and I look forward to reading your responses and thoughts! The survey can be found here. This is an opportunity for you to tell me exactly which vegetables you love and which you hate!
I am busy making plans for the 2019 season and will be emailing the full details to share members in two weeks or so. I am planning to reduce the length of the season to accommodate other areas of our life but otherwise there will be many similar features. Stay tuned!
Fall has come in with a bang the last few days and it has been cold, rainy, and windy. Pretty typical fall, I guess! In addition to the garlic your will receive in your shares for the next three weeks, we also have some surplus for sale. Bulbs are $2 each or $25 for 1kg. 1kg of garlic is approximately 16 - 18 bulbs. If you are interested, please email me or speak to me at the pickup. Our garlic, if stored in a cool (15 - 18 degree), dry location should last until spring. Warmer and humid locations will sprout sooner but still store for 2 - 3 months.
We are firmly entrenched in the root vegetable season so I thought I would include a variety of recipes that use root vegetables in creative ways. Be sure to think outside the box when it comes to these vegetables! We enjoy thinly sliced and roasted potatoes and squash on sandwiches or wraps. Or as a warming topping for a salad. I also regularly grate whatever starchy vegetables are kicking around, mix with an egg and some chickpea flour, toss in some fresh or dried herbs and garlic and shape into patties. These can be baked or fried and eaten for any meal. I love vegetable pancakes for breakfast alongside some applesauce, avocado, or plain yogurt.
Maple Roasted Root Vegetables
Root Vegetable Stew with Tomatoes and Kale
Fall Vegetables and Herb Galette
Bacon, Gruyere, and Butternut Squash Fritatta
Crispy Potato Cakes