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Farm Share Week 17: Sept 21-23, 2016

Can you believe it’s already the end of September? I certainly can’t, I knew summer would fly by but I had no clue just how quickly these few months could pass.  Every morning and evening though it drops down in temperature and there isn’t any denying it, the leaves will begin changing soon enough and thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away!  Here is a note from Jennifer 🙂
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Every day’s an adventure at the farm!‎ I thought I’d share some moments from my day:
-singing as I bunch cilantro in the greenhouse
-some serious apple picking: ten bins of the best apples out there
-discovering this large spider on my neck in the apple orchard
-fitting a full-sized ladder in my sedan
-trying to make friends with an unhappy dog while I picked asian pears from a friend’s orchard up on a ladder: I kept feeding him pears and he loved it but kept barking for more!
-attempting to communicate in Spanish with the friend’s neighbour
Now don’t you feel like you were right there with me today? Sometimes I just have to smile ‎at the funny little moments of my days on the farm.
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Week 17
-collard greens
-watermelon radish
-cilantro
-honey crisp apples (no, they’re not perfect, but yes, they sure are tasty and we’ve sent our very best to you)
-field tomatoes
-saladette tomatoes
-green sweet peppers
-lettuce (green leaf)
-sugar snap peas
-green beans or beets
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-asian pears
-fennel
-romaine lettuce
-tomatillos
-cherry tomatoes
-red swiss chard
-cantaloupe, honey dew or watermelon

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I must admit I haven’t been too adventurous this week in my cooking.  Although since I didn’t get a share last week I will try to make a mini-apple pie from the asian pears!  This week’s box is filled with such a lovely array of colors I can’t wait to do some more blanching and canning to save for this winter.
Here are a few different recipes for your fennel-fennel and cucumber salsa and a carrot and fennel recipe, and last but not least fennel in wine and honey.