Farm Share Week 17: Sept 21-23, 2016

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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 🙂
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.
Week 17
-collard greens
-watermelon radish
-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
-asian pears
-romaine lettuce
-cherry tomatoes
-red swiss chard
-cantaloupe, honey dew or watermelon


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.

About the Author

StephanieMy name is Stephanie Hofman and this is my 5th year with the farm share program. I am an earth loving hippie-follower of Christ-lover of all people and love to try new things. I am not a blogger outside of zephyr organics-so please keep this in mind as I continue to learn the in's and out's of what it means to create a good blog and to be a good blogger! My family and I do our best to make everything at home from scratch, but we are not fully organic, non-GMO, nor are we dairy free or gluten free. I do my best with what I have and am slowly but surely making changes towards a more healthy lifestyle. I try and keep the recipes that I share to encompass all diets-some will be desserts, some will be juicing recipes (last year I failed epically at my juicing fast-FYI don't add 'more kale' just to use it up in a recipe) some gluten and dairy free-some vegan and many in between. Most of the items in the box I am familiar with now-but a few years ago I didn't know what bokchoy was nor had I ever heard of swiss chard-now they are my 2 favourite items to get in my box! I'm a free going spirit who has taught herself most things and love to help others out since I've only become who I am and gotten to where I am in life because of the love and generosity of those who've I've encountered. I've never been very good at spelling nor have I been very computer savvy. Any feedback and suggestions are always welcome. Thank you so much for joining us on this journey towards supporting local farmers and supporting the growing organic food movement. May your box bless you and your family all season long and I look forward to sharing my recipe successes and failures with you.View all posts by Stephanie →