Fall Shares Week 2, 2019! Fall Share Payments Due Nov. 7th

Fall VEggies

Payments For Fall Shares Due Nov. 7th

The deadline for full payment of fall CSA shares is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 7th. Anyone with an outstanding balance will receive an email reminder, as well. If you are not sure, please email farmers@traciesfarm.com, and we will get back to you with your balance.


Week 2 of Fall Shares!

What a beautiful week we are having so far! Such a change after the storms at the end of last week. It was quite the experience harvesting through all that wind and rain! We hope everyone stayed dry!

One of the second year farmers here raised some organically fed and pastured chickens this summer, and has a few extra for sale! The chickens are $3.33/lb and the following whole birds are available:
1 x 8.75lbs – $29.14
2 x 8.50lbs – $28.30 each
1 x 8lbs – $26.64
1 x 7.75lbs – $25.81
If you are interested in picking up a chicken when you get your CSA share, or are interested and a non-member, please email farmers@traciesfarm.com or call Nolan at (603)-903-4211

Butternut will be the squash for this weeks shares. Broccoli will continue to make its way around the baskets. Carrots will be in shares this week and they are sweet as can be. Celeriac is included in shares. Celeriac is an ugly vegetable, which may be bit intimidating, but it is delicious! We will be including a recipe in the newsletter, but we highly recommend you do some searching for for recipes you want to make. Once you start cooking with celeriac, you’ll never go back! Cherry tomatoes are still going in our greenhouse. We are picking the cherry tomatoes a little under ripe to make up for slowed production with the shorter days and cool nights. We advise letting them sit for a couple of days in the sun to fully ripen. Garlic will be in shares again this week. Kale is going out as your leafy green this week. A couple of our kale beds are taking their time to regrow, so we will be cutting the tops of all the plants and passing them out that way. We will then mow down the bed and put it away for the winter. We are leaving a few beds to continue harvesting from for the rest of fall. Leeks are your allium this week! Potatoes will be in rotation, and spinach will be coming out of our greenhouse!

Shares will go out: Thursday 10/24
Pick up is in the barn anytime after 3:30pm

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 ? signifies a crop that we pass out over a couple of weeks. This could be because it is just starting to come in and is not yet producing enough to pass out to everyone in the same week, or because the crop produces smaller amounts over an extended period of time (like in the case with broccoli). We make sure that everyone receives an equal share, even if it is passed out over a few weeks. If we do not pass out a crop to every basket on a share day, we make note where we left off and resume in that spot the following week.

What to Expect Week 2:
Butternut Squash
Cherry Tomatoes

Egg Share: 7 week share
Bread Share: Maple Oat

Anticipated Share Week 3 (subject to change):
Cherry Tomatoes
Kabocha Squash
Lettuce Mix
Pumpkins (For Halloween!)
Sweet Potatoes


Ship Talk This Wednesday, 10/23!

Farm field manager Will Kindler will be spending some time this week with one of his other favorite things – maritime history! Will will be giving a talk and presenting Titanic, Carpathia, and Lusitania artifacts and stories at the Rye Public Library in Rye, NH on October 23rd at 6:30 PM. Open to the public, free and all welcome!

Celeriac Leek Potatoe Soup

Recipe of the Week

The perfect use for your cabbage and turnips this week!

Celeriac, Leek & Potato Soup

Each week we will offer a recipe that we like that includes as many items from your share as possible. Depending on your share size, you may have to scale the recipes up or down. We often use recipes from outside sources because it gives us a lot more options to share with you all!

fall squash

Storing Veggies

One of the benefits of the fall share is that the veggies we pass out are good to store for weeks to months in your fridge or another cool, dry place. Please follow the link below for a detailed look into the best techniques for storage!

Food Storage: Crops That Keep and How to Store Them


Tracie’s Accepts 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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