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(11/13/13) from the farmer and subject to change, but is usually mostly accurate.
VEGETABLE SHARE: (Greens Care/Tips)
Butternut or Acorn Squash
(Note: local conventional, due to the fact that we did not have enough squash to give out so we are supplementing with our neighbor’s squash)
FRUIT SHARE: (Fruit Care Tips)
NOTE from the farmer: It will be mostly apples from here on out for the rest of the season, with some pears thrown in for diversity. But remember there are so many delicious ways you can use apples! Roasted apples, applesauce, apple fritters, and more.
1 dozen eggs (Extra eggs this week!)
FLOWER SHARE: (Flower Care Tips)
Finished for the remainder of the season.
Veggie Tip: Rutabaga
Rutabaga is a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip. The roots are prepared for human food in a variety of ways, and the leaves can be eaten as a leaf vegetable. Raw rutabaga tastes milder than turnips, almost like a carrot without sweetness. It's crisp, juicy, and just a tiny bit piquant. When cooked rutabaga has a more mellow, golden appearance than turnips or potatoes, and it turns sweet yet savory — like the richest golden potato. It's less starchy, but still very satisfying. Rutabega can be roasted in the oven with other root vegetables or mashed with milk, cream, or butter, like potatoes.
News From the Farm
Farm News: Last week of the CSA! Who can believe it? Thanks so much to all of our great members for your support. We feel good about the season which brought an unusual amount of bounty, for a very long season. We tried to give out as much produce as you could handle, hopefully you were able to use it all!
You’ll have a chance to host your own Kale vs Broccoli competition this week, as you are getting both in the share (see this past weekend’s NYT magazine cover story!).
If you would like to get a Thanksgiving box to pick up at Riverhead or Williamsburg on firstname.lastname@example.org, or Riverhead or Greenpoint on , just email me and we’ll put you on the list.
We’re gearing up for winter shares! Don’t forget to sign up for winter shares at at Riverhead, Roslyn, Glendale, Bushwick, Williamsburg, or Kensington-Windsor-Terrace, till http://www.farmigo.com/join/gardenofevefarm/winter2013-14. Pick ups close and First pickup is !
Returning member signups (with the usual returning member discount – you pay 2013 prices for 2014 shares!) will start this week online for most locations. You can get the returning member discount on your vegetable share, combo, or vegeholic by entering the discount code “EARLYBIRD WEEKLY” for a weekly/full share, and “EARLYBIRD BIWEEKLY” for the biweekly share (other share types had no or minimal cost increases so there is no discount). The direct link to sign ups is http://www.farmigo.com/join/gardenofevefarm/summer2014 . Please email us if you have any trouble signing up.
Chris, Eve, and the Farm Apprentices
"Now, happily situated in NYC, and influenced once again by our friends raving about the various NYC CSAs, we decided to set aside our bad memories and give it another go, but only after checking and double-checking what vegetables had been delivered in previous years through the same CSA. We've been happily surprised, though I'm now better prepared with cookbooks, a host of vegetarian blogs, and a CSA that actually provides what we consider more standard fare with a little bit of adventure thrown in..." Read more from CSA member Carla Fisher