Summer Shares Week 12 2020! Only 20 Fall CSA Shares Available! Opt Out Of Plastic!

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Tomatoes of all different shapes, sizes, and colors from the field! Summer, 2019

Week 12 of Summer Shares!

So far September has been beautiful. Nice warm days, followed by some cooling of nights. It’s hard not to love this weather if you’ve chosen to live up here.

We had a busy week on the farm this week. There were lots of orders to fill out, and share days are always keeping us busy. Our crew has shrunk quite a bit, which we are adjusting to, but managing none-the-less. We pulled a bunch of beets and carrots out of the ground, cleaned up the bulk of our garlic, and started prepping beds for some more fall crops. Speaking of crops, here’s week 12 for you!

Beans continue to come out of the field by the bucket load. Cabbage will be back filling up shares this week. Some of the cabbages will be a little smaller but they are dense. A farm favorite veggie will be in baskets today, Edamame! These soy beans are delicious boiled with some salt, or roasted as in the recipe below. Garlic is a constant in shares. The Peppers are really starting to turn color, and will be in everyone’s basket this week. We are finally seeing a good crop of Radishes! This spring was a frustration with radishes, and I don’t want to speak too soon again, but they should be in everyone’s basket. Summer Squash and Zucchini will be going out to all members. We have some new beds coming in that we are picking smaller than usual. We’re trying to mix it up so that members get a a share of larger and smaller squash. Tomatoes are looking beautiful and will be a mainstay in shares.

The Specialty Greens share this week will be receiving Arugula and the Herb Share will receive Cilantro. Arugula and Cilantro will also be available in the farm store. Our specialty greens are looking absolutely stunning again, and we are hoping they stay that way for the rest of the season. Flower Shares and Lettuce Mix Shares will be going out this week.

This weeks shares will go out: Monday 9/7, Wednesday 9/9, Friday 9/11
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 12:
Beans
Cabbage
Cherry Tomatoes?
Cucumbers?
Edamame
Eggplant?
Garlic
Jalapenos?
Melons?
Peppers
Radishes
Summer Squash
Tomatoes
Zucchini

Add-Ons:
Chard Share: 15 Week Share + 7 Week Share
Kale Share: 15 Week Share
Herb Share: Cilantro
Speciality Greens: Arugula
Lettuce Mix Share
Flower Share
Blueberry Share
Egg Share: 15 Week Share
Coffee Share: 15 Week Share
Bread Share:
Monday: Cinnamon Raisin
Wednesday: Assorted Bread (Orchard Hill not baking for Labor Day)

Friday: Roasted Potato

Anticipated Basket Week 13 (Subject to Change):
Beans
Beets
Cucumbers
Cherry Tomatoes
Eggplant
Edamame
Jalapenos
Leeks
Melons
Peppers
Radishes
Summer Squash
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Winter Squash?

Chard Share: 15 Week Share Only
Kale Share: 15 Week Share + 8 Week Share
Herb Share: Cilantro
Speciality Greens: Arugula
Lettuce Mix Share
Flower Share
Blueberry Share
Egg Share: 15 Week Share + 8 Week Share
Coffee Share: 15 Week Share + 8 Week Share

 

Sign Up for Your Fall Share!

Shares Selling Fast! Only 20 Remain!

8 weeks of the best storage veggies every Thursday from 10/9 through 11/24

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE OFFERING AN OPT IN FOR RECEIVING PLASTIC BAGS AS AN ADD-ON. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE BAGGED PRODUCE, YOU MUST ADD THE OPT-IN ADD-ON.

Our fall CSA share signups are now live! Fall shares are the farmers favorite shares because they include all of the winter squash, root veggies, greenhouse crops, and anything still growing in the fields by October! Both the small and the large share have enough food to hold over once shares are done, but the large share is great to continue eating local all through the winter! Follow the link below for more information!

Click Here To Sign Up!
 
 

Go Bagless!

We decided to use plastic bags for all veggies due to COVID, but as pointed out by some of our members, not everyone is interested in bringing so much plastic home each week. If you are interested in opting out of plastic bags, please email farmers@traciesfarm.com

 

Farm Store Now Stocked Daily!

ATTENTION! MASKS AND GLOVES WILL BE REQUIRED IN OUR BARN AND STORE DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
Monday 7:30am-6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-6:00pm
Friday 7:30am-6:00pm

We have decided to implement this schedule to protect our CSA members from transmission of COVID-19. Outside of these hours masks and gloves are not required, but they are encouraged.

With the beginning of summer shares, we will now be stocking the store daily for all of your fresh veggie needs!

The farm store operates on the honor system, which means cash or check only. Returning shoppers will notice a few changes in the farm store. We put up a dividing wall between the CSA tables and the store, and made a produce shelf for non refrigerated items. The cash box has moved locations to the banister along the stairs to the right of the fridge.

 

Regarding Pickups In The Barn

Pickup will operate as normal in our barn, save for a few exceptions due to COVID-19. With increased traffic during share days, as well as open produce being washed and packed in our barn,

MASKS AND GLOVES WILL BE REQUIRED IN OUR BARN DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
Monday 7:30am-6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-6:00pm
Friday 7:30am-6:00pm

We have made this decision to reduce any possibility of transmission in our barn. Masks and gloves will be provided to store visitors during these hours. Outside of those hours we still encourage the use of masks and gloves available, but it is not required.

For CSA members looking to avoid a crowd in the barn, we recommend picking up your share after 5:00pm. At that point the bulk of the crew will be sent home, delivery baskets and drivers will be cleared out of the barn, and the initial rush for pickups will have slowed.

Every share day until 4:30 we will have a staff member in the barn that can assist members get their basket that do not want to enter the barn. The farmers will be wearing appropriate PPE the entire time they are in the barn on share days, and will be happy to bring your basket out of the barn for you.

 

Recipe and Nutrition by Emily Alexander Nutrition LLC

Hi Summer CSA Share Members! My name is Emily Alexander and I am a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner based in Keene, NH. As a practitioner, I help to support my clients and their bodies in achieving wellness, nutrition, and overall health through whole foods and individualized nutritional support! I am passionate in helping individuals create healthy habits and part of that is helping people learn to create the most nutrient dense meals that they can. I currently am accepting clients virtually, and would love to help you reach your nutrition and health goals.

Our veggie this week is edamame. This looks somewhat similar to snap peas, and is part of the legume family. It is high in protein (18g per cup), iron, and vitamin C which makes it an awesome health food. If you’ve never had edamame before, roasting it can make a delicious and easy side dish for any meal.
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Ingredients

Edamame (soybeans) in their pods

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

Step 2

Toss edamame, olive oil, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl until well-coated. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Step 3

Roast in the preheated oven, stirring halfway through, until edamame shells start to brown, about 20 minutes. Serve whole, popping beans out of the shell to eat.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and keep your eyes open for a new recipe each week. If you are interested in learning new recipes follow me on instagram @emilyalexandernutritionllc! Interested in more individualized support around your nutrition? Contact me at emilyalexandernutrition@gmail.com or http://emilyalexandernutrition.com

 
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