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Final Week of Farm Share – 2011

Hello all!

Here is the last week’s list. Sorry for the lateness!

This is the first week we have ever had Jerusalem Artichokes. Here is a little info on the “potato-like” veggie. Try using some paper towel to absorb excess moisture when you are storing them.  I’ll admit that this week is the first time I will attempt to cook with them, but I am very excited to try them. Here is one recipe you can make – it is a saute with garlic.

Another newcomer to your box is the odd-looking but flavourful root veggie, celery root. This is actually a different plant than regular celery and will need to be simmered, ideally in soup.  You can also try it in a salad preparation.

Here is the complete list of your final week’s box contents. THANK YOU to everyone for your support of the farm this year and we hope to be bringing you fresh, organic fruits and veggies again next year.

As always, if you have any feedback about the season, things you liked, things you’d like to see next year or just comments or questions – let us know!

Best,
Jennifer and the Zephyr Organics team

Half Share
-red leaf lettuce
-baby bok choy
-green kale
-carrots
-radish
-celery root
-Jerusalem artichokes
-pie pumpkin or substitute item
-butternut squash
-green cabbage
-leeks

Whole Share
-red leaf lettuce
-baby bok choy
-green kale
-carrots
-radish
-celery root
-Jerusalem artichokes
-pie pumpkin or substitute item
-butternut squash
-green cabbage
-leeks
-pepper squash
-red beets
-spinach
-parsley
-grape tomatoes

Have a fantastic fall and winter – we’ll see you again in the spring!!

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Box Contents Week 19 – Summer 2011

Hello everyone!

Here is a list of the goodies in the boxes this week – there are definitely some soups to be made this week, and we finally have celery (I have been waiting for it to be ready for weeks).

I intended to have garlic for everyone, but the plants met an unfortunate end with a tractor so we will have to settle for garlic chives (which are wonderfully flavourful and nutritious as well). We purchased some larger bulbs and planted them for next year (larger bulbs yield larger crops).

Enjoy!

Best,
Jennifer

Half Share
-green leaf lettuce
-green swiss chard
-green cabbage
-spaghetti squash
-rainbow carrots
-parsnips
-celery
-red beets
-garlic chives.
-red, green and in-between sheppard peppers

Whole Share
-green leaf lettuce
-green swiss chard
-green cabbage
-spaghetti squash
-rainbow carrots
-parsnips
-celery
-red beets
-garlic chives.
-red, green and in-between sheppard peppers
-pepper squash
-tomatoes
-apples
-black kale
-eggplant

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Farm Share Week 18 – Summer 2011

Post-turkey day and we’re still enjoying lovely weather! (Though I hear we may have rain soon enough.)  Hope you all have delicious left-overs to enjoy this week – you’ll have yummy fresh organics to go with them!

Be well, have a great week and we look forward to your comments, recipes, photos etc. – as always.

Best, Heather

Half Share
-green leaf lettuce
-red leaf lettuce
-spinach
-red kale
-baby bok choy
-italian parsley
-carrots
-radishes
-red cabbage
-Brussels sprouts

Whole Share
-green leaf lettuce
-red leaf lettuce
-spinach
-red kale
-baby bok choy
-italian parsley
-carrots
-radishes
-red cabbage
-Medium hot wax peppers (good for pickling or fresh)
-pepper squash
-leeks
-cooking apples
-red beets
-saladette tomatoes
-garlic chives

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Box Contents Week 17 – Farmshare 2011

Hello everyone!

This has been one of the warmest falls in my recent memory – no real frost has hit the farm yet and we are supposed to have at least another week of it. I hope you are all able to enjoy it.

I included a pie pumpkin in case anyone is the designated pie-maker in their family. However, you can put pumpkin in many other things like muffins or even pumpkin-spiced lattes. If you really want to be efficient you could even toast and season the seeds for a snack. If all else fails, just stick it on your porch and you’ll instantly look more festive.

Also, for the first time ever, we have apples! The trees are now 3 years old (the first ones we planted), and just starting to bear nicely.

As organic apples have a lot of pests and diseases to fight off, they are not the waxy, photo-ready conventionally grown ones you see in the grocery store. They do have marks here and there, but I trust that you will appreciate the natural goodness of the apples without all the heavy sprays. The red ones are red delicious – good for snacking, and the green/red ones are best for baking.

We are truly blessed with an abundant (and longer) harvest season and a wonderful free land to live in. I hope everyone casts their vote this Thursday.

Enjoy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Half Share
-eggplant
-rainbow carrots
-red beets
-romaine lettuce
-green leaf lettuce
-red and green sheppard peppers
-pie pumpkin
-butternut squash
-red delicious or baking apples
-rainbow or red swiss chard

Whole Share
-eggplant (recipe for quick stuffed eggplant)
-rainbow carrots
-red beets
-romaine lettuce
-green leaf lettuce
-red and green sheppard peppers
-pie pumpkin (one of my favourite pumpkin pie recipes! ~ Heather)
-butternut squash
-red delicious or baking apples
-rainbow or red swiss chard
-celery
-brussels sprouts
-radishes
-kale (red or black)
-oregano
-green onions

Have a good one,
Jennifer