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Farm Share Week 16: Sept 14-16, 2016

Many changes this week are making it feel a lot like fall! Lots of harvest to bring in, those cool nights and (gasp) dark mornings. Fall on the farm is nothing to get upset about, though, because the harvest is rich. New this week we have beets, green peppers (finally in plenty!), and red cabbage and Asian pears for whole shares. Tomatoes are still going on strong as well as tomatillos: email Jen if you have any canning and preserving plans for bulk items.
In just a couple of weeks it will be Thanksgiving already.  The summer has flown by and the shorter days and cooler nights are a sure sign that winter is just around the corner.  This week I canned zucchini relish and this rockin salsa recipe.  I had a ton of tomatillos from all of my boxes and so I substitued some of the tomato weight for tomatillos and it gave it a bit more of a sweet flavor.  I must say, I am impressed with myself since it’s my first go at canning and they both taste amazing!  Here is a great recipe for asian pear pie recipe as well as a recipe for asian pear slaw recipe.
Here is what you can expect in your boxes this week:
Week 16
-celery
-watermelon (sugar baby)
-beets
-green beans
-romaine
-tomatillos
-green kale
-field tomatoes
-grape tomatoes
-green peppers‎
Whole
-cherry tomatoes
-eggplant
-asian pears (look like apples)
-zucchini‎
-spinach
-red cabbage