CSA Week Seventeen

The second-to-last delivery week is upon us!  If you don’t want the goodness to end, make sure to sign up for the fall CSA extension (four weeks directly following the final week of the summer CSA).  Follow the link from our website or at http://tinyurl.com/fallcsa2013 to sign up.

The fall share usually tends to be smaller than the summer CSA share and only costs $60.  It will include treats such as spinach, mesclun, root crops, onions, shallots, kale, chard, winter squash, and more.  We’re more than half full, so don’t wait to sign up!  The only traditional pick-up will be at the First Universalist church in Rockland on Sundays, but if you sign up for Sunday you can still pick up your share on another day out of the walk-in fridge at the farm.  Just send us an email so that we know your plan.  The following add-on shares will also be available:  FIORE oil & vinegar, Appleton Creamery cheese, Oyster Creek Co mushrooms, Terra Optima eggs and pork, and bread baked by 2013 apprentice Zoë Mason.

Last week’s pottery sale fundraiser was a huge success! I’ll let you all know the totals next week, but if you missed out last week, there’s one final chance to purchase Hanako’s seconds for a good cause!  We’ll be set up one final time on Sunday, October 6th, during the UU Rockland CSA pick-up (345 Broadway, 10:30-11:30am).

We can’t thank Hanako enough.  She has given a remarkable gift to our whole community.  She will be having an open studio in Union next weekend, October 12th-13th, 10am to 5pm at the Monohanako Studio, 534 Shepard Hill Rd in Union.  This open studio event will feature a selection of new Monohanako pottery pieces alongside an assortment of vintage indigo textiles, found photography and other pieces for the home from both Japan and Maine.  FMI:  http://www.monohanako.com/English-events/

Finally, remember the 6th annual HCF cider-pressing, garlic-popping, potluck extravaganza!  Sunday, October 20th starting at 1pm.  It’s been a banner apple year and we might even have a big new hydraulic cider press working by then, so come with your apples, a potluck item, a plate/cutlery/cups, a blanket and be ready to explore the farm and relax on the lawn.  There’s always great food and great company, and we’ll give a farm tour at 2:30pm.  Come one come all!

Have a wonderful week and we hope you get a chance to enjoy some memorable meals.

Reba and the HCF crew

Week 17 of 18:  Mesclun Mix, Napa Cabbage, Collard Greens, Red or Green Peppers, Shallots, Red Onion, Potatoes, Tomatoes (cherry or big), and/or Kohlrabi or Winter Squash

Appleton Creamery Cheese CSA Week 17 – and Open Creamery Day info!

This week’s recipes:  Napa Cabbage with Buttermilk Dressing, Collard Greens Smoothie, Collard Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

The back of the van is stuffed floor-to-ceiling with Napa cabbage but Reba is definitely not in normal harvesting wear:  star leggings and a mini-skirt means that she’s leaving the harvest day to be a carhop for the Rock Coast Rollers/HCF CSA Financial Aid Fund fundraiser.  An unusual day on—and off—the farm.

The back of the van is stuffed floor-to-ceiling with Napa cabbage but Reba is definitely not in normal harvesting wear: star leggings and a mini-skirt means that she’s leaving the harvest day to be a carhop for the Rock Coast Rollers/HCF CSA Financial Aid Fund fundraiser. An unusual day on—and off—the farm.

 

 

 

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