Week 18 – Summer 2010

Week 18 – Summer 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I would have to say that mine was absolutely amazing!

This week I am sending you out some surveys so you can give us your feedback on many aspects of your experience with the Farm Share Program.  Your input is greatly appreciated and heavily relied upon for our planning for next year.

This year to make it fun, everyone who submits a survey by completing it online or returning the paper copy in their box next week or the week after (which, can you believe, is the last week) will automatically be entered into a draw to win a beautiful gift basket stocked with home preserves, seasonal baking and other goodies. Remember, we appreciate all surveys but only the ones with names identified can be entered into the draw.

A new mark of the season is upon us – the appearance of frost overnight. Obviously this means that many crops are phasing out but of course we will still find your 10 or 15 items until the end of the season. You may notice your romaine this week has a few brown spots from the frost but it is still fine to eat though it might require a little trimming. The red leaf lettuce found in the whole shares is very vibrant this week – it responds to the frost by deepening in colour. Also, this probably the last week for leeks, so make sure you enjoy them while they are here.

Your local farm connection,
Jennifer Eng

Half Share

  • leeks
  • carrots
  • beets
  • green onions
  • romaine lettuce
  • black kale
  • butternut squash
  • green cabbage
  • radishes
  • broccoli

Whole Share

  • leeks
  • carrots
  • beets
  • green onions
  • romaine lettuce
  • black kale
  • butternut squash
  • green cabbage
  • radishes
  • broccoli
  • green peppers
  • field tomatoes
  • red leaf lettuce
  • swiss chard
  • baby bokchoy

Here are a few tips from Reader’s Digest on freezing your veggies for those weeks when you just don’t quite get a chance to use everything right up.  Or, maybe you just want to save some of your delightful produce for later on when delivery has ended.

I am a fan of freezing the kale and then crunching the frozen pieces into all sorts of meals — soups, stir fry, lasagna, you name it!  I hope these are helpful to you too.  Have a great week friends!

~ heather

  1. betty elleker
    betty elleker10-17-2010

    alternate email ronedawe2@gmail.com–we are a ‘couple’
    the mentionned survey??? does that come in the ‘box’? we share with two others

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