Fall Shares Week 3! Taking advantage of the warm weather while we can!

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Fall Shares Week 3!

Good Evening, everyone. We’re in the midst of one of the more comfortable winter shutdowns that I’ve experienced in my six years here. The weather has been perfect for getting the big tasks done on the farm. It’s just the right temperature to warm yourself up while working outdoors. And we’ve been hard at work outdoors. We switched over our greenhouses this week to get us on track for some winter growing and seeding for spring shares. We started pulling carrots out of the ground, and they looked absolutely gorgeous coming up. They will be in baskets starting next week. All of our tomatoes have been lopped off and pulled out of the fields. It’s been a busy October for us so far. Every day is full of things that need to get done, and the crew is seeing that it gets done. It’s always fun in the fall with everyone working together to shutter the farm, but it’s a lot more fun when we have weather like this!

Shares this week will be full of veggies, greens, and herbs. Broccoli is still working its way around shares. If you have not received it yet, don’t worry! We harvest as it is ready, so it takes its time to get to every basket. Cauliflower is starting to size up in the field and is the same case as broccoli. We will be starting them from opposite ends of our basket layout. Chard is going into shares this week. It is little in our field, so it will be bagged instead of bunched. Celeriac! I get excited because it is my personal favorite veggie. Use it any way you would cook with celery. Or mash it up with some potatoes. Super versatile and super delicious. Garlic is an every week occurrence. Onions, Peppers, and Parsley are all back in shares this week. Radicchio is a newcomer. I personally like it roasted up. I think it cuts a lot of the bitterness. There are lots of people that swear by it raw, as well. Sweet Potatoes are back in shares this week.

This weeks shares will go out: Tuesday 10/19
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:
Broccoli?
Cauliflower?
Chard
Celeriac
Garlic
Onions
Peppers (Bell, Frying, Snack size?, & Jalapeno)
Parsley
Radicchio
Sweet Potatoes

Egg Share: 15 Week Share + 8 Week Share
Bread Share: Cinnamon Raisin

Anticipated Basket Week 4 (subject to change):
Broccoli?
Cauliflower?
Carrots
Garlic
Lettuce Heads
Leeks
Mesclun Mix
Potatoes
Winter Squash

 

Summer Shares Store Credit for Missed First Week

We have been figuring out the credit due to summer members for the week missed in the beginning of the season. We decided on using the first week of shares as our value due to summer members and their varying sizes. The credit can ONLY BE USED FOR VEGGIES IN OUR STORE. Since this is a credit due for the vegetables missed in week 1, you may only use it on vegetables from our store. We ask that summer members add their own credit up based on their share size and add-ons, as well as keep track of what you have spent. We have pen and paper in the store to write down what you are still owed after your transaction. Members may also use this credit through the spring next year.

Large Family Shares – $43.75 credit
Family Shares – $37.50 credit
Small Family Share – $25 credit
Half Share – $18.75

Specialty Greens Shares – $5
Herb Share – $3

Every Week Egg Share and Bread Share members were told in the beginning of the season to grab a loaf or carton from the store to make up for the missed week. If you have not done so, you are still welcome to until the end of this season.

 

Recipe of The Week

Roast chicken salad with celeriac, radicchio and pink grapefruit

Ingredients

35 gm walnuts (1/3 cup)
5 cornichons, thinly sliced
1 head radicchio, leaves separated and torn
¼ Spanish onion, thinly sliced
¼ peeled celeriac (about 250gm), cut into matchsticks
½ roast chicken, meat removed from the bone and cut into bite-sized pieces

Pink grapefruit dressing

Juice of ½ pink grapefruit

Juice ½ lemon

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

1 Preheat oven to 180C. Roast walnuts on a baking tray until golden (10-12 minutes). Cool, then coarsely chop.

2 Meanwhile, for dressing, whisk ingredients in a bowl to combine and season to taste.

3 Combine remaining ingredients and walnuts in a large bowl, drizzle with dressing, toss lightly to combine, season to taste and serve.

 

Cut, Split, and Dried Cord Wood for Sale!

We have lots of cordwood available for the winter time. If you are interested, please contact Tom at elephantrockfarm@icloud.com

 

Pork Ribs, Shoulders, Loins, Sausage, Bacon, and More!

Our meat freezer in the store is chock full of pork products from the pigs next door. We spent the whole summer of 2020 taking our unmarketable veggies over to feed the pigs, and now our customers can bring it home. We have lots of pork ribs, country ribs, loin chops, ham steaks, ground pork, and more!

 
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