Fall Shares Week 6! Thanksgiving Pickup Tuesday, Nov. 26th

 
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Week 6 of Fall Shares!

FOR THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING PICKUP WILL BE ON TUE. NOV. 26TH

DELIVERY SHARES WILL RECEIVE BAGS THIS WEEK IN ORDER TO RETRIEVE BASKETS.

It’s hard to believe we only have two more weeks of shares, and one is a short week. Once we finish up the last week of shares on the farm, the crew will officially be on our winter break. We will still have work to do intermittently around the farm, but in the winter we dial it back and let the farmers work their winter jobs. We are all lucky to have employment setup so that we can seamlessly transition from one to the other, and back again in the spring. We are excited for the final two weeks of shares, and are already looking forward to starting back up in the spring. Our next newsletter will go out on Sunday of next week for the final week of shares.

TAKING ORDERS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAD
We are taking order for anyone that would like to include a loaf or Orchard Hill Bread or Finnish Mama Nisu (Sweet Bread) in the week of Thanksgiving basket. Orders must be in by 11/22, and can be made by responding to this email, or emailing farmers@traciesfarm.com

Orchard hill bread is $5/loaf
Finnish Mama
$9 loaf with almonds
$8 loaf without almonds

As our pickup members may have seen, we have a bounty of butternut squash in our barn, and we plan on loading up CSA members with it over the final two weeks. Butternut is an excellent storage squash, and will last at least a month, and up to 6 months, in your kitchen. We feel comfortable including plenty in your baskets because of its storage ability. Acorn squash will also be in baskets this week. Depending on how many we have left after this week, it will also be in shares for the week of Thanksgiving, as well. Beets will be going out this week, and will include a few golden beets, as well. Garlic will also be in abundance in your shares this week and next. We have lots that we want to pass out before the end of the year, and it should store for a decent about of time in your kitchen. Leeks are going in baskets this week. The leeks we have left in our field are on the small side, but we plan on making up for it with volume. Potatoes are back in this week. Radishes should have had time to size up for shares this week, if not definitely by next week. Sunchokes will be included in your basket, unfortunately we did not have the harvest we would have liked, but everyone will get some. The greens in our greenhouse are slow to regrow, but we are hoping that by next week it will have had enough time to size up for shares.

Shares will go out: Thursday 11/21
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 6:
Acorn Squash
Butternut Squash
Beets
Garlic
Leeks
Potatoes
Radishes
Sunchokes

Egg Share: 7 week share only
Bread Share: Cornmeal Pumpkin

Anticipated Share Week 7 (subject to change):
Butternut Squash
Beets
Cabbage
Carrots
Celeriac
Garlic
Onions
Potatoes
Rutabaga
Sweet Potatoes

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Recipe of the Week

Roasted Beets w/ Balsamic Glaze

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!

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Squash Recipes

We liked having more recipes in our newsletter last week, so we are dedicating this section to squash recipes for the rest of the season! Acorn squash and butternut squash will be rotating back and forth for the final 4 weeks, and we will include many recipes for both!

Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese

Potato Hash Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Eggs

Butternut Squash Soup

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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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