Farm Share Week 19: Oct 7-10, 2015

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Farm Share Week 19: Oct 7-10, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from our farm to your table! We’ve included a pumpkin, squash and carrots for those of you traditional turkey dinner people :). ‎I hope you can find lots to be thankful for. Having sweet and supportive family relationships always tops my list. Don’t take anyone for granted this Thanksgiving. If you are blessed to have someone elderly among you, give them the seat of honour and take a little time to listen. Tomorrow is never guaranteed.
I’m of course thankful for great, wholesome foods accessible to my family in such abundance. Just to have a few good choices is great, but the variety we enjoy is astounding, really.
This week we also have the special treat of snow peas (rare in October). The peas we had high up on the hill showed no frost damage at all, whereas the ones on lower ground were all dotted with white spots from the frost. The pepper plants have managed to recover from the frost, as has the lettuce but this looks like the end for swiss chard and green beans.
Half Share
-pepper squash
-‎mixed sweet peppers
-red radish
-green swiss chard or spinach
-green leaf lettuce
-snow peas
-red beets
-green beans or alternate
-green onions
-green cabbage
-dandelion greens
-ground cherries

I’m thankful as well for all of you people that appreciate local organic vegetables, and the farmers who grow them. Thank you!

For this weeks recipe I decided to share 2 of my all time favourite recipes for this time of year.  A wonderful website that has tons of step by step idiot proof canning and recipe directions is where I found my first (and only) pumpkin pie recipe.  The great thing about that site is they have recipe alternatives for that same pie but for carrots and for other diet restrictions, so check it out! My other favorite recipe is baked squash and maple syrup recipe.  Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone!

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 →