Fall Shares Week 3 2019! Happy Halloween!

 
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.

swap table

Week 3 of Fall Shares!

This week has felt a little glum compared to the beautiful weather last week, but our crops are happy and we are ready for another week of shares!

CHICKENS FOR SALE
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
1 x 8.50lbs – $28.30 each
1 x 8lbs – $26.64
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

Our swap table this week will be packed full of pumpkins and kabocha squash for members to pick through. Unfortunately our kabocha squash did not store well, so it will not be in baskets this week. Pumpkins will take its place. All of our kabocha will be put on the swap table for members to pick out if they like. There will also be lots of pumpkins on there for Halloween! The pumpkins did store well, and this is a good week to make them available to members and we have a surplus. We highly encourage members to grab some for decorations or cooking!

Spinach will be the greens in your basket again this week. We decided to give the lettuce mix another week for regrowth and we want to get ahead of the spinach before it turns into giant leaves. Pumpkins will be the squash for this week. The pumpkins are sweet and can be used for decoration or cooking. Recipes will be provided below. Sweet potatoes will be making the rounds this week. Radishes are starting to size up in our greenhouse and will be back in baskets this week. Onions are back in rotation for this week. Chard is going to go out to shares this week. We have been waiting for it to size up to pass it out to members, but it is still pretty small. We are still hoping to get a decent harvest out of the chard and it will got out in bags instead of bunches. Garlic is going around again. It ought to be a mainstay every week this season. Beets are going out to members this week, and broccoli will continue to snake its way around baskets.

Shares will go out: Thursday 10/31
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 3:
Beets
Cilantro
Broccoli?
Chard
Cherry Tomatoes
Garlic
Onions
Pumpkins
Radishes
Spinach
Sweet Potatoes

Egg Share: 7 week & 3 week share
Bread Share: Cornmeal Pumpkin

Anticipated Share Week 4 (subject to change):
Broccoli?
Cabbage
Cherry Tomatoes
Garlic
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Leeks
Potatoes
Radishes
Rutabaga

Sweet Potato Spinach Curry

Recipe of the Week

We made this curry for lunch this week and it was INCREDIBLE! Plus it uses lots of the veggies you will be getting in your basket this week!

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Coconut Curry w/ Spinach

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!

pumpkin

Pumpkin Recipes

We know that pumpkins are not a common squash in most peoples kitchens, but they are an extremely versatile and sweet squash that is delicious in curries, pastas, risottos, and more!

Jamaican Pumpkin Curry

Celeriac Risotto With Pumpkin and Sage

Cream Pumpkin Pasta Sauce w/ Parmesan and Sage

*This recipe calls for pureed pumpkin. To make pumpkin puree simply peel and cube your pumpkin and boil it until soft enough to stick a fork easily through each cube. Drain the water and process the boiled pumpkin in a food processor or blender until smooth.

And of course…

Pumpkin Pie From Scratch Recipe

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

SNAP

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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