Fall CSA Week Two

There was beautiful weather, great food and cider, and even some garlic got planted at last weekend’s party!  It was great to see so many of you, and thanks for all your help.

As the nights dip regularly below freezing our salad greens will start to suffer, so enjoy these last weeks of fresh salads!  Carrot and cabbage slaw becomes our family’s staple in the winter, and I know that I’ll soon be missing these tender leaves.  Chard will be the next to go, so enjoy your last bunch this week.  Potatoes and winter squash are now in our root cellar, to be sold throughout the fall, and 1200 lbs of onions are bagged up and ready to go out the door.  We’re stocked up and ready for winter!

End-of-season chores are keeping us busy, with row cover and plastic to be hauled out of the fields, bookkeeping to be caught up with, barns to be shoveled out before winter, and the final shingles to go on our apprentice cabin.

Bulk items still available:

  • Onions (Red or Yellow)—25# for $30
  • Potatoes—35# for $40
  • Shallots— 5# for $20
  • Kale & Chard— both still available as pick-your-own (free) or bunched (10 bu/$15).
  • Winter Squash—$1 per lb (Acorn, Spaghetti, Carnival, Butternut, Pumpkin)

Have great meals!

Reba and the HCF crew

Fall Week 2 Veggies:  Carrots, Swiss Chard, Potatoes, Fennel, Butternut Squash, Pie Pumpkin, Onions, Mesclun Mix

This week’s recipes:  Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage Brown ButterRich Summer Fennel Soup


Baby loves his kale

A CSA member since he was in utero, Miles Bartke is an enthusiastic participant in everything food related. He impressed us all by gnawing on raw garlic cloves at the party last weekend, and the picture above shows him busy playing with kale stalks while his parents put kale by for winter. This kid eats everything, and with a smile!


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