Summer Shares Week 14! First Frost of The Year, 2 Weeks Remain in Summer Shares!

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

Week 13 of Summer Shares!

Welp, it came a little earlier than expected, but we got our first frost of the year. Unfortunately a mid-September frost spells the end for a large portion of our summer share crops, but we will be trying our best to keep baskets full for the final two weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL DELIVERY BASKETS WILL RECEIVE BAGS THIS WEEK.
This is so that we can attempt to get all of our delivery baskets back!

The one upside of an early frost, is that it typically means much sweeter veggies (of the one’s that survive, at least)! Carrots will be in baskets this week. Cherry Tomatoes are portected in our greenhouse, and should continue to work their way around shares. The first winter squash of the year, Delicata Squash will be in baskets! There is a recipe below for how to use the squash. Garlic will be in baskets, as usual.Salad Turnips and Radishes are back in baskets again this week. Did anyone try the recipe from last week for roasted radish and turnip, with a pesto from the greens? We made it for dinner one night, and it was delicious! Spinach is returning to shares. Tomatoes from our greenhouse and what is already in our barn will be going out to members this week. We are hoping the greenhouse produces enough to get to everyone each day.

The Specialty Greens share this week will be receiving Arugula and the Herb Share will receive Dill. Arugula and dill will also be available in the farm store. Lettuce Mix Shares will be going out this week.

This weeks shares will go out: Monday 9/21, Wednesday 9/23, Friday 9/25
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 14:
Carrots
Cherry Tomatoes?
Delicata Squash
Garlic
Radishes
Salad Turnips
Spinach
Tomatoes?

Add-Ons:
Chard Share: 15 Week Share + 7 Week Share
Kale Share: 15 Week Share
Herb Share: Dill
Speciality Greens: Arugula
Lettuce Mix Share

Egg Share: 15 Week Share
Coffee Share: 15 Week Share
Bread Share:
Monday: Maple Oat
Wednesday & Friday: Cornmeal Pumpkin

Anticipated Basket Week 15 LAST WEEK (Subject to Change):
Cherry Tomatoes
Leeks
Potatoes
Radishes
Spinach
Turnips
Winter Squash?

Chard Share: 15 Week Share + 7 Week Share
Kale Share: 15 Week Share
Herb Share: Cilantro
Speciality Greens: Brassica Greens
Lettuce Mix Share
Egg Share: 15 Week Share
Coffee Share: 15 Week Share

 

Mums, Aster, and Millet Available in Farmstand!

Welcome in the fall at your home with our assorted selection of fall flowers! Beautiful shades of yellow, red, purple, blue, maroon, and more are available!

 

Sign Up for Your Fall Share!

Shares Selling Fast! Only 5 Shares 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 with Emily Alexander Nutrition

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. In your box this week you will find Delicata Squash. High in fiber, vitamin A, and low in carbohydrates this squash is a great immune boosting food. It’s taste is a bit nutty and similar to sweet potato which makes it an awesome ingredient to many warm dishes. Here is my favorite go-to roasted delicata squash recipe to get your feet wet.

Roasted Delicata Squash Rings
Serves: 4
INGREDIENTS:

delicata squashe

2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened

Pinch of sea salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Wash your delicata squash, then slice it in half horizontally so you preserve a circle shape.

Scoop out the seeds using a small spoon.

Then, slice it to make quarter-inch rings.

In a small bowl, place the remaining ingredients and blend well. If you need, you can lightly warm the ingredients in a small pan so the coconut oil melts.

Then, toss the rings with the mixture making sure to coat all rings.

Place the rings in a single layer on the baking sheets.

Roast for about 20 minutes, then turn them over and roast for another 15–20 minutes until lightly browned on each side.

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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