Fall Shares Week 6 2018

 
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Week 6 of Fall Shares!

That was quite the rain followed by one heck of a night of wind! Luckily we fared well through the wind storm, and we hope all of y’all did too. Anyways, here’s week 6 of Fall Shares for you!

Thursday, November 8th
Pick up is in the barn anytime after 3:30pm

We will be keeping a close eye on our salad greens this week in hopes that we can hand them out one last time, the hail the other week did some damage to them. Cilantro suffered the same fate as the salad greens, but if they pop back up after the “warm” weather we had we will make sure the wind up in your basket!

Some veggies may come with limited pest damage. We are committed to operating as a 100% Spray and Pesticide Free farm, and one of the results of that is occasional pest problems. Typically the extent of the damage is small holes nibbled by insects, and we will never pass out vegetables that have lost their nutritional integrity due to pest damage. We hope you will understand!

A ? denotes a veggie that is either on the fence about harvesting this week, or will begin to make its way around the baskets week by week until everyone receives some.

What to Expect Week 6:
Celeriac
Cabbage (smaller heads but SUPER dense!)
Sweet Potatoes
Garlic
Onions
Radishes
Cilantro?
Salad Greens Mix?

Egg Share: Every Week

Bread Share: Cornmeal Pumpkin

Anticipated Harvest Week 7 (Subject to Change):
Butternut Squash
Potatoes
Garlic
Leeks
Radishes
Beets
Kale

Egg Share: Every Week + Every Other Week

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How To Store Your Fall Veggies!

Many of the vegetables that you will receive in your Fall Share are able to be stored for significant periods of time using the correct methods. We are including the link below for y’all to follow to get detailed instruction on the proper storage techniques for almost all of the vegetables you will receive in your basket this season:
https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/root-cellaring/storage-crops-zm0z12aszsie

Summer Share

Spring and Summer Shares On Sale Dec. 2018

Something to keep in mind–Our Spring and Summer CSA Shares will be going on sale beginning in December of 2018. Our CSA Model does best when we receive early signups and payments, as spending on the farm is frontloaded in the Spring. PLUS we will be offering some kind of discount to members that are early to signup, stay tuned for more details!

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Community Supported Solar by the Cheshire County Conservation District

As a part of a campaign to broaden the access to solar power in our region, the Cheshire County Conservation District is asking for contributions to the Community Supported Solar Project. Please follow the link below for more information regarding the project and how you can help support it!

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SNAP

Tracie’s is Now Accepting SNAP/EBT!

We have teamed up with the Cheshire County Conservation District to bring a SNAP card reader to our farm store. You can now use your SNAP card to purchase any veggies or food items from our farm store or to help pay for your CSA Share! All that AND through Granite State Market Match any veggie purchases on a SNAP card are 50% off! What a deal!

The hours the SNAP reader will be available are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

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Washing Veggies

We wash and sort all of greens coming out of the field, but we recommend that you do the same when you get your share home. For the seasoned CSA veterans, washing greens may seem like a no-brainer. However, there is an order to it and we would like to pass along as much information to our members as possible, new and old. Below is a step by step guide to washing your greens followed by a link for washing all of your vegetables!

Examples of leafy greens are kale, lettuce, Swiss chard, rapini, cabbage and pre-bagged greens like baby spinach.
▪ Wash all leafy green vegetables, including pre-bagged greens under cold running tap water.
▪ For leafy vegetables, such as lettuce and cabbage, remove the outer leaves first. Throw away any wilted or discoloured leaves.
▪ Rinse leafy vegetables in a colander, drain (or use a salad spinner) and pat dry with a paper towel or tea towel.
▪ Store in clean paper towels or a tea towel in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge. Use within a week.

Tip: Washing your green leafy vegetables as soon as you bring them home will make them easier to use in salads, stir fries and other dishes when you need them.

Vegetable Washing

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What The Farmers Are Up To

Our raspberry bushes were all pruned in preparation for winter this week. Things are starting to wind down on the farm, but we still have a few more big projects to finish up!

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