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Foxline 2017 CSA enrollment is now open.

SPRING SHARE4 consecutive weeks of cool loving crops from the hoop house starting in May.  A green lovers delight!  Share will include 6-10 different offerings each week.  Spinach, lettuce, salad mix, saute mix, sunflower shoots, pea shoots, arugula, salad turnips, radishes, baby carrots, pac choi, asian greens and more!  A delicious treat after the long cold winter!! $130  ($32.50 a week)  SOLD OUT

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2nd Spring Share 2016

Standard Full Share-20 consecutive weeks starting in June. A perfect share for a family or couple that cooks most weekly meals at home.  Feel free to share a share with another family and split the bounty weekly or every other week.   Weekly offerings of seasonal produce all summer long.  Tons of leafy greens!, spinach, lettuce, salad mix, saute mix, asian greens, swiss chard, collard greens, celery, celeriac, rhubarb, radishes, carrots, beets, summer squash, winter squash, spaghetti squash, cucumbers, beans, peas, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, ground cherries, melons, eggplant, peppers, brussels sprouts, onions, leeks, shallots, garlic,  turnips, honey, flowers and more…..Produce is clean, carefully packaged and stored in our walk in cooler until time of pickup. $590 ($29.50 a week)

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July 2016 Full Share.

 

SNACK PACK SHARE-20 consecutive weekly pick ups starting in June…..Back by popular demand after 2014 launch…..  The perfectly sized share for a single person or busy couple or family.  Smaller portions-1 meal, “ready to eat” produce, low preparation time all considered when we pack the snack pack share.  We love this share!  Seasonal garden produce all season long.  Tons of leafy greens!, spinach, lettuce, salad mix, saute mix, asian greens, swiss chard, collard greens, celery, celeriac,  rhubarb, radishes, carrots, beets, summer squash, winter squash, spaghetti squash, cucumbers, beans, peas, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, ground cherries, melons, eggplant, peppers, brussels sprouts, onions, leeks, shallots, garlic, turnips, honey, flowers and more…..Produce is clean, carefully packaged and stored in our walk in cooler until time of pickup. $340 ($17  a week)

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July 2016 Snack Pack Share.

WINTER STORAGE SHARE-2 jumbo storage pick ups.  1 mid November 1 early December.  Hearty storage vegetables for the winter meals.  Spinach, lettuce, arugula, carrots, beets, celeriac, cabbage, brussels sprouts, winter squash, fall honey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, kale, swiss chard, onions, leeks, garlic and more. $160 ($80 per pick up)

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2016 November Storage Share.

Weekly pick up will be here at our house 1200 Carpenter Street Baraboo 3 pm-6 pm.  Shares of clean produce are packed in cloth totes and ready for pick up in our walk in cooler.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at foxlinecityfarm@yahoo.com or 608 393 0383.

Registration form is attached below.  Click copy and mail with your payment to Foxline City Farm 1200 Carpenter Street Baraboo WI 53913.

Our BIG Spring Plant Sale will be in Early May again this year.  Everything needed for your home garden.

2017-csa-enrollment

 

 

 

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The garden is put to bed.

A fantastic Fall for us and and the perfect finish to a great season.  Warm sunny days made the garden clean up enjoyable.  We made great progress cleaning up the rows, pulling up the mulch and  getting the irrigation up and stored away.  Nice to have the garden put to bed and ready for a clean start in the Spring.

Our time frees up a bit at this time of year for some fun.  We hosted our annual wreath workshops and as usual I was amazed by the variety and uniqueness of the wreaths that were created in a few hours.  Everyone created a beauty to take home.

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“St. Lucia” Maeve with a wreath she help make.

Seed catalogs are arriving and we have already placed orders for our specialty crops and potatoes for 2017.  We are excited for next year and even laughed when we caught ourselves planning out the tomato choices while evergreen decorating.

2017 CSA enrollment information will be posted in January.

Thanks to all who shared this amazing and fun 2016 season with us.  We are grateful to all that make this urban farm life possible for us.

FINAL SHARE OF 2016

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It’s a bounty of goodness.  600 pounds is going home today.  2 totes, 1 in the cooler and 1 out.

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Packing the final share of the season.

WHAT IS IN YOUR SHARE

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This is how we prep for winter hoop house house harvesting.

Squash-3 sweet dumplings.

Sweet Potatoes-Several pounds of delicious Beauregard.

Potatoes-2 varieties.  Carola (a sweeter yellow flesh) and Superior (fluffy white flesh).

Onions-a few assorted storage onions.

Garlic-A ton!  We had a great harvest this year and passed it on to you. 2 varieties-Music and German Red.  Stocking Stuffers?

Honey-A half pint of our Fall backyard honey.

Turnips-A nice big bag of these sweet beauties from the hoop house.  A favorite crop around here.

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Pretty Turnips.

Spinach-A 1 pound bag! Sweet, juicy and delicious.  Enjoy!

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Spinach ready to pick.

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Scott making his way down the spinach rows.  The row cover hangs behind him and you can see the metal frames over the spinach to keep it suspended.

 

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Scott with the spinach bounty by Maeve’s Christmas Tree.

Carrots-Another bag of this sweet treat.  We had a goal this season of MORE CARROTS!…we did it and love our carrot trough.  Another trough is going in next Spring to provide even more in 2017.

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Carrot harvest from the trough in the Fall.

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All washed up and drying before storage.

 

 

 

Radishes-Perfect red gems that store well in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer many months.  A snappy addition to fresh salads.

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They look like Christmas Candy.

Daikon/Watermelon Radishes-Again, long storage life and the watermelon beauties a colorful surprise.  Makes a beautiful fresh salad mixed with carrots cut in thin matchsticks.

Black Radishes-More radishes I know….! These were our experimental crop this year and they made it.  The last crop to be harvested from the garden.  AND here is something cool I read about last year and why I wanted to give it a try.  Black radish and Honey Make a great cough suppressant.  Information below….

 Black Radish, Cough Remedy!

Black radish (Raphanus sativus varieta niger L.) has a long history of medicinal uses. In ancient Egypt, it was considered sacred and used together with garlic to fight all kinds of infections. In Ayurvedic healing practices, radishes are said to have cleansing effects, helping break down and eliminate toxins and cancer-promoting free radicals in the body. They have been used in Asia to treat bronchitis and coughs for thousands of years.

How to prepare your Magical Cough Remedy?

 1 medium size black radish

2 tablespoons organic raw honey
Wash and dry the radish. Trim the bottom a bit and place the radish on top of a small bowl or glass. Cut off the top part, which will serve as a lid. Make a hole in the middle and put two tablespoons of honey, cover with the cut off top. Let it stand overnight and in the morning, there will be honey-sweetened radish juice in the glass.

 Drink 1 teaspoon for kids, 1 tablespoon for adults 3 times a day.

 You can make yourselves another dose, using the same radish. Change the radish after you have used it three times.

 It is advised not to give honey to babies less than 12 months of age due to chance of botulism. Also, some people are allergic to honey so please only try if you or your child is not allergic to honey.

(Above recipe from Mindbodysoul blog)

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Final crop of the season.

Baby Arugula-Hoop house grown snappy baby arugula.  We love it it our salads or on top of pizza.

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Baby arugula ready to pick.  December 7th and fresh greens!

Brussels Sprouts-A big bag of our favorite.  1 of the first seeds we start in Spring and 1 of the last plants to be pulled from the garden.  Frozen fingers at harvest but oh so sweet.

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Brussels Sprouts on the stalk.

Leeks-The last of the late season leeks.  We love them added to our breakfast hash.

Lettuce-Sweet juicy heads of Bambi again.  It loves to grow in the chilly days of Autumn.

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Baby Bambi Lettuce in the hoop house.

Kale x 2-2 bunches…..a big bunch of our favorite Tuscano and a 2nd of leafy mixed.  Both have great flavor that sweetens up with frost.

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Kale Harvest.

Pac Choi-A juicy hoop house grown head.  We love it raw added to our fresh salads to add a bit of crunch.

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Kohlrabi-A few heads in each share.  Remove the tough outer skin and enjoy the inner white flesh as a crunchy addition to fresh eating.

FoxLine Soap-A very good friend of mine makes this for me as a birthday treat and makes extra for me to share with the CSA.

Chinese Cabbage or Dark Winter Oakleaf head lettuce-1 or the other will be in the share.

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Dark Oak Leaf lettuce ready to harvest.

Romanesco/Cauliflower-We picked the itty bitty heads when we pulled the plants and added this tiny treat.

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Scott packing the share. Look at all that food!  3 totes for each member.

A HUGE! share of Autumn Goodness from the gardens. 35 pounds in each share….

Potatoes-5 pounds of tasty superior potatoes.  Perfect for baking or mashed.

Sweet potatoes-Big orange fleshed Beauregard.  Perfect for autumn cooking.

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Sweet potato bounty.

Garlic-A huge garlic harvest this year and a nice big bag in every share.  A mix of Music and German Red.

Ginger-We experimented with this crop for the first time this year.  We love it and have quadrupled our order for next year.  Perfect for hot tea with honey.  Wonderful added to soups and stews.

Squash-Acorn, sweet dumpling and butternut.

Onion-2 storage onions in each share.

Pac Choi-Delicious and very juicy.  Perfect from the hoophouse.

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Pac Choi at harvest.

Broccoli-A nice sweet bag of side shoots. I love autumn broccoli best.

Romanesco/Cauliflower medley-Another great late season harvest in this balmy weather.

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Scott with the romanesco harvest.

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Just cut romanesco.

Daikon/Watermelon Radishes-2 of each varieties.  The watermelon radish is beautiful in salads.  Long storage life too in the crisper drawer.

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Harvesting the radishes….

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Just picked watermelon radishes…

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and soaking in the wash tank.

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Daikon at harvest….

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and all scrubbed off and drying.

Carrots!-Sweet Fall beauties…

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Another round of carrots from the carrot trough.

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A great Fall Harvest.

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A jumbo carrot.

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And this guy is tucked in a share.

Cutting Celery/Parsley-a big bunch of each for Holiday Cooking.

Leeks-A fantastic late season leek harvest.

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Big Bandit Leeks.

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We finally got all the leeks out of the ground.

Mini Head Lettuce-Delicious juicy heads of Bambi.  This is one of my favorite lettuces to grow.

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Bambi at harvest.

Red Head lettuce-Beautiful and delicious from the hoop house.

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Winter head lettuce.

Asian Greens Blend-A big bag of this snappy mix.  Baby kales, pac choi, mild mustards and mizuna.

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Asian Greens at harvest.

Spinach-Another big bag of fantastic greens….flavorful spinach.  We grow 3 varieties and they are all mixed in.

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Just rinsed spinach.

Beta Mix-A colorful combination of baby beet tops and swiss chard.  This is my favorite mix.

Brussels Sprouts-A great Brussels Sprout year for us.  A HUGE! bag in every share.

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60 pounds of those little beauties.

Tokyo Bekina-A mild asian green can be eaten fresh or sauteed. Tastes like a fluffy napa cabbage.

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Line green tokyo bekina at harvest.

Fennel-A great addition to fresh salad or grilled.

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Fennel in the garden.

Indian Corn-A bit of seasonal decor.  I have wanted this for a few years and once again thanks to Uncle Jim!  He planted it for us.  We are grateful.

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What a beauty. An heirloom variety called Glass Gem.

 

The final share of a wonderful summer. We are so happy with the season.  Thank you to all members for sharing our gardens with us.  We are very grateful for the life we are able to live…..

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A light frost visited and settled in a few areas around the garden.  It’s time for clean-up and garlic planting. The bulk of our harvests are complete.  Most root crops are out of the ground.  A few more sweet potatoes to dig,  a few rotations of radishes, leeks for a late season harvest and experiments with late autumn Broccoli and cauliflower remain outside. The hoop house is full of delicious cold loving produce for Winter Share.  Still a bit of gardening to do but our life changes with this final pick up of Summer Share.

Thanks to all members that returned the end of season surveys.  We appreciate the feedback and thoughtful ideas for our CSA.

Wreath workshop dates this year are Friday November 25th, Saturday November 26th, Sunday November 27th and Saturday December 3rd.  I can’t wait!

Custom evergreen wreaths available again this year and I am looking forward to making fresh floral thanksgiving bouquets again too.  My favorite bouquets to make all year.  Place your orders early.

 

SUMMER SHARE #20 FINAL SHARE OF THE REGULAR SEASON

A fantastic final share of the season.  The gardens powered on all season long with some amazing produce going home this week.

559 pounds this week went home and we did not weigh the pumpkins!

Fun end of season facts….

11,588 pounds of food went home with CSA members in their totes.

Full Share Members took home 252 pounds

Snack Pack Members took home 143 pounds

The “extra” table was will stocked all season long with over 800 pounds of goodies to enjoy.

 

SNACK PACK

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Sweet Potato Fingerling Trio-A tri-color mix of the 3 different varieties we grew this year.

Radishes-A mixed bag of 2 crunchy beauties we planted this Fall.

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Radishes just rinsed.  Beautiful!

Kale-A mixed bunch of pretty assorted kale.  Great added to hearty soups or added to a fresh salad.

Brussels Sprouts-A great brussels sprout year for us.  A nice big bag for several meals.

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Bagged Brussels all weighed out.

Squash-Acorn is this Squash of the week.  A favorite for roasting.

Garlic-2 big heads in every snack pack share.

Turnips-A treat from the hoop house.  We look forward to these beauties returning with cool temperatures.

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Just picked turnips in the hoop house.

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And a quick rinse in the wash tank.

Storage Onions-A couple in each share.  Stronger in flavor than the sweet summer onions.

Parsley-A big bunch.  A great addition to soup stock.

Broccoli-Finally after a long wait.

Carving Pumpkin-A treat from Cousin John. He shared the bounty with us and a fun addition to the final share.  Happy Autumn!

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FULL SHARE

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Sweet Potato Fingerling Trio-A big bag of the 3 we grew.  Perfect for a hash or added to stir fry.  I love this size.

Baby Fingerling Potatoes-A huge bag of these beauties.  Slice and add a bit of olive oil and garlic and roast in the oven.

Radishes-A big bag of this snappy treat.

Kale-A mixed bunch of assorted varieties.  Great addition to soups and stew or a flavorful addition to fresh salads.

Brussels Sprouts-A bounty this week from a great brussels sprout year.

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Brussels Sprouts on the stalk.

Squash-A tasty acorn is this week’s variety.

Garlic-3 big heads in each Full Share.

Lettuce-A crunchy head of a late summer crunch.

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Just rinsed lettuce ready to be bagged.

Turnips-A hoop house Fall treat.  Greens are delicious sauteed.

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Scott washing the turnips in the rain.

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Rinsed and ready to be bundled.

Cauliflower-A late harvest that sure took it’s time.

Storage onions-A few in each share.

Parsley-A HUGE! bunch.  Great flavor in soup stock.

Carving Pumpkin-An Autumn treat from Cousin John.   Happy Halloween!

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A nice long autumn for us in the gardens.  No frost yet and that fact is tricking us into thinking the growing season can go on and on.  Hard to believe that next week is our final share of the regular summer season.

It has been a wonderful summer for us.  We believe our strongest CSA season ever.  Great weather, fantastic and bountiful produce,  and Scott and I handled the workload.  Just about perfect.  We’re pleased with the variety in the shares all season long.  A few amazing harvests this season.  Our best summer onion crop ever.  Sweet, delicious and bountiful.  The peppers NEVER ended and we have never had a pepper crop produce like this all summer long.  Uncle Jim’s sweet corn was such a treat!  And the watermelons amazed us.  Early season peas were the best!!!! as well as those amazing early red potatoes.  We loved those little personal sized cabbages and early summer broccoli was bountiful.  Our carrot trough was a success with 2 abundant rotations planted this season and the hoophouse provided more leafy greens than were needed all season long.  Another “best ever” harvest was the eggplant.  The plants started producing early and never quit. We had 5 rotations of assorted beans this season and believe we had the perfect amount all season long. Looks to be another “best ever” harvest with the sweet potatoes too as we finish up digging this week. Ginger!  How cool was that?!  We will plant more next year as it was a fun addition to our CSA.  We were able to donate fresh clean produce to the food pantry and boys and girls club this season so other in our community could enjoy the bounty of our gardens.  A few disappointments too…..the slice tomatoes disappeared too early this year.  In the hot, humid, rainy weather mid summer the patch decided to wrap things up early. We are grateful for what we did have just wish it could have been longer, summer broccoli was non existent this season due to a battle with woodchucks we lost.  They thought the long rows were planted just for them and methodically chomped them down.  We still struggle with growing beets outdoors.  We had a few good beet crops just wish we had more. I planted the ground cherries in a really dumb spot (in hindsight) and they were overrun with weeds.  With every season there are a few crops that disappoint but it seems that another crop always steps up to shine and amaze.  Overall we are satisfied with this growing season and excited for next year already.

SUMMER SHARE #19

1 share to go! Next week is the final share pick up of the regular summer season.  The weeks just flew by.  670 pounds of Autumn goodness going home with members today.

Please return any extra green or orange share totes next week.  Thanks!

SNACK PACK

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Asian Greens Mix-A leafy greens mix.  Enjoy fresh in salads or saute.

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Morning Asian greens harvest.

Swiss Chard-A colorful blend of this Autumn treat.

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Swiss Chard harvest.

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1st rinse in the dunk tank.

Garlic-Another head in every snack pack share.

Sweet Potatoes-These guys are monsters!  The 3rd variety we planted this year.  A pretty red skinned white fleshed Japanese variety.  Dryer flesh.  Excellent for roasting and baking.

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This week’s Sweet potatoes ready to be washed.

Peppers-We picked them all this week.  Enjoy the last of the bounty.

Honey-A jar in every share as a end of season delight.

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Maeve and Scott spinning off the honey.

Squash-A butternut in every share this week.  Sweet!

Storage Onions-A few in every share.  Hotter in flavor than the sweet summer onions.

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Scott cleaning the storage onions from the drying table.

FULL SHARE

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Asian Greens Mix-A snappy mix of asians greens.  Great for fresh salads and delicious sauteed.

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Asian Greens Mix in the hoop house ready to cut.

Swiss Chard-An autumn delight. A colorful tricolored trio.

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Beautiful chard at harvest.

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Bundling the washed Chard for this week’s shares.

Garlic-2 heads in each full share.

Sweet Potatoes-This week’s harvest is a red skinned white fleshed Japanese variety. Huge! and delicious.

Peppers-We picked them all with the cold weather on the way.  Several in every share.

Honey-A autumn treat from the bees.

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Honey!

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Scott pouring off the honey for the Full Shares.

Squash-A big butternut.  Rich sweet flesh.  My favorite for autumn soups.

Storage Onions-A few in every share.  Stronger in flavor than the sweet summer onions.

Zucchini-A few late season beauties in every share.

Cherry Tomatoes-A late season cherry tomato.  Super sweet but prone to splitting when removed from the stem.  We pondered how to solve this problem…..and picked them like bunches of grapes-stems intact.  These are included in your share unwashed as they are so fragile.  Enjoy this end of season sweet treat.

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Last cherry tomatoes of the season.

BEST GUESS FOR FINAL CSA SHARE NEXT WEEK-sweet potatoes, kale, radishes, broccoli (still waiting-almost ready), squash, kohlrabi, celery/parsley, brussels sprouts, leeks and more……….

 

A week of clean up and big harvests from the gardens.  We are still working between the raindrops and crawling in the mud but our days start a bit later and end a bit earlier due to decreasing sunlight.  We pulled out the long johns for chilly mornings and wear our caps until lunchtime. Scott wants to start a fire in the woodstove in the evenings.  Autumn is here and honestly it is my favorite time of year.  I love the produce that comes from the gardens and  love the smell and colors that surround us when we are working.  Such a good life.

We picked the last for the beans for the season…..always a signal to me that “summer” is over.  This final small harvest will  be on the “extra” table today for anyone that needs one last taste of summer….

Scott harvesting the last beans of the season.

Scott harvesting the final beans of the season.

Last beans of the season.

The last little guys of summer.

SUMMER SHARE #18

498 pounds this week from the gardens.  All delicious!  Enjoy.

2 shares to go.  Thursday October 13th is the last share pick up.  We are sending the season surveys home this week with your share.  We would love it if you took a few minutes to fill it out and let us know how you felt about the season.  Your thoughts and opinions help us plan out the future of our CSA.  Thank you!

 

SNACK PACK

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Lettuce-Either a juicy head of a variety named “Nancy” or a bag of colorful leaf lettuce.

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Leaf lettuce double rinsed and ready for the shares…..

Ginger-Yes!  Ginger.  This was our fun experiment this season.  We are thrilled and plan to plant even more next year.  This is just dug fresh ginger root.  No need to even peel.  Great for a hot tea or added to stir fry.  I made a pot of chicken soup and added some for flavor and it was delicious. Store in a sealed plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator for up to 2 months.

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Ginger at harvest. We planted our root stock in February-8 months ago!

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just dug ginger root.

 

Brussels Sprouts-Another crop that we wait a long time to harvest.  Brussels Sprouts are one of the first seed crops we start in the greenhouse in early Spring.  Well worth the wait and a favorite Autumn treat.   This is a first picking of sneaking a few of the bigger ones off the bottom.

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Brussels Sprout Harvest.

Squash-Here they come.  The true sign that Autumn has arrived..  This week’s choice it sweet dumpling.  Great oven roasted or as a base for a creamy soup.

Sweet Potato-We are still making our way down the sweet potato rows.  A white skinned/white fleshed variety this week called Boniato.  Not as sweet as the “traditional” orange fleshed sweet potato.    A great harvest!  Enjoy.

Pac Choi-Fantastic added to fresh salads for a bit of crunch and snappy texture, great grilled and delicious in stir fry.

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Dew on the Pac Choi in the morning.

 

Peppers-The crop is still chugging along and we are amazed.  A few beauties in every share.

Mini Sweet Peppers-A nice sized assortment of these sweet little gems.

Sunflower Shoots-We had to add them with the first squash of the season. Their nutty flavor compliments the sweetness of winter squash so well.  Cut and add a few to the top of roasted squash or a creamy squash soup.   Keep in a sunny window and snip as needed.

Radishes-We harvested 2 varieties this week and provided a nice mix of this cool season treat.

 

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Just pulled white icicle radishes.

 

 

FULL SHARE

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Lettuce-A juicy head lettuce named “Nancy”.

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A close up of the pretty head lettuce named “Nancy”.

Ginger-Our experiment this season.  We purchased the root stock from what we believe to be the only organic ginger root source in the U.S.  It shipped from Hawaii in February.  We are thrilled with the yield and the flavor. Store in a sealed plastic bag in the crisper drawer or your refrigerator.  Makes a spicy flavorful hot tea, great added to soups and stews and of course a zippy addition to stir fry.

Cleaning the ginger after harvest.

Cleaning the ginger after harvest.

Brussels Sprouts-A first harvest of this Autumn treat.

Just picked Brussels Sprouts.

Just picked Brussels Sprouts.

Squash-A tasty sweet dumpling to kick off the season.

Sweet Potato-A delicious white variety named Boniato.  Not as sweet as the orange fleshed variety of last week….fluffery too.  Great baked.

Pac Choi-A cool season crop that we enjoy.  Add to salads for a crunch, great grilled or stems and greens are perfect in stir fry.  Long storage life too in a sealed bag in the fridge.

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Pac choi and lettuces in the hoop house ready to be harvested.

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Bagging up the pac choi.

Sweet Peppers-A few still  in each share.  The best peppers season we have every had.

Mini Sweet Peppers-A nice sized bag of this sweet assortment too.

Jimmy Nardello-Yet another sweet pepper treat.

Radishes-We harvested two varieties this week and a nice mix is in each share.

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French breakfast radishes. Looks like christmas peppermint candy!

Sunflower Shoots-We planted these to pair with the 1st squash of the season.  The nutty flavor is fantastic with the sweet flavor of roasted squash or wonderful as a garnish on a creamy soup.  Keep in a sunny windowsill and snap as needed.

Cucumbers-A late season treat.  A few in each share.  The vines are loaded with blossoms-we need some sun!

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A late season cucumber from our last planting in the rotation.

Zucchini-Another treat from the last planting in the rotation.

 

 

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-HONEY, KALE, SWISS CHARD, SWEET POTATOES, BROCCOLI (FINGERS CROSSED-IT IS TAKING IT’S TIME WITH THESE WET, COLD CLOUDY DAYS) AND MORE…..

 

 

 

Rain.  That seems to be the theme around here the last few weeks.  It is wet but all is well. We are still behind on our clean up duties and we could use some bright, warm sunshine for the final crops in the garden as they seem to be hanging out in this wet cloudy weather.  But overall we’re not complaining…. it has been a wonderful gardening season.  Fall crops are a favorite and the return of the cool loving leafy greens from the hoophouse are always a treat.  There is much to look forward to with Fall gardening.

SUMMER SHARE #17

 Hard to believe 3 shares to go for the Summer Season…October 13th is the last pick up.

306 pounds from the garden this week.  Enjoy!

SNACK PACK

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Head Lettuce-A crisp, sweet flavorful head of Tropicana from the hoop house.

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Head lettuce at harvest.  Perfect!

Asian Greens Blend-A neat mix of kales, pac choi and mildly spicy mustards cut small.  Add to fresh salads, or saute lightly in olive oil with garlic and onion.  A perfect side for any meal.

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Asian Greens blend ready to be cut.

Garlic-A great garlic year for us.  2 hard neck heads in snack pack share.  Music and German Red are the varieties we grow.

Sweet Peppers-The pepper season is winding down.  We picked an assortment and a few beauty are in each share.

Beans-The last of the beans for the season….enjoy.  A great final harvest from the tri-colored blend.

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Pretty yellow beans picked on our 1 day of sunshine.

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Last green beans from the garden this season.

Sweet Potatoes!-They are here and they are amazing.  Our best sweet potato harvest ever we think.  We are very excited.  Let the sweet potato bonanza begin!  High yield, perfect size and a few JUMBO oddballs too. This variety is Beauregard. Great baked, added to stir fry or I love it in a hash combined with other potatoes and veggies.

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Sweet potatoes at harvest.

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Scott with 1 of the monsters we pulled out of the ground.

FULL SHARE

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Head Lettuce-The last of the summer lettuces.  Leaf lettuces and Fall transitional lettuces will finish out the season.  The variety is Tropicana and it is delicious.

Asian Greens Blend-Baby Asian Greens cut small.  A combination of mini kales, pac choi and mild mustards.  A fun mix that can be enjoyed raw or sauteed.

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Asian greens blend double rinsed, spun dry and ready for the shares.

Arugula-Another great cutting from this crop.  Big bags to eat fresh, saute, make a pesto or added to pizza.  I toss a huge pile on my eggs and it is great.

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Morning arugula harvest.

Garlic-4 heads in full shares this week.  We had a great harvest this year.  We grow 2 varieties. Music and German Red.

Sweet Peppers-We are nearing the end of the pepper season.  A few of end of season beauties are in each share.

Sweet Potatoes-A wonderful harvest.  We planted 3 varieties and are starting with the orange flesh orange skinned variety called Beauregard.

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Sweet Potatoes at Harvest.

Zucchini-The final planting is slowly producing in this gloomy weather.  A few in each Full Share this week.

Kohlrabi-A jumbo German variety.  HUGE!  and not woody at all.  Good storage life too in the refrigerator.

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Jumbo Kohlrabi!

Radishes-Fall radishes are just starting.  We picked a few in the rain and they are sweet and snappy.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-SWEET POTATOES, LETTUCE,  SWISS CHARD, RADISHES, GINGER (YES! GINGER), BRUSSELS SPROUTS, AND MORE…..