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In the Box; Winter Week 2

Red Kale – 1/2 lb bag
Carrots – 6 lbs.
Sweet Potatoes – 5 lbs.
Beets – 2 lbs.
Rutabaga – 3 lbs.
Kohlrabi – 2 pcs.
Watermelon Radish – 2 lbs.
Yellow Potatoes – 5 lbs.
Surprise Item!

Apple Share
Jonagold and Cameo varieties

Getting the most out of your winter share
Your winter share should last you several weeks if stored properly. Obviously, the kale is freshly harvested and should be eaten right away! Click on the crop name above to find a detailed description, links to recipes, and storage tips. Most root crops can be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge. However, sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated!

In the Box: Winter Week 1

Red Kale – 1 bunch
Carrots – 5 lbs.
Sweet Potatoes – 5 lbs.
Broccoli – 3- 4 pcs.
Rutabaga – 3 lbs.
Kohlrabi – 2 pcs.
Watermelon Radish – 1 – 1.25 lbs.
Russet Potatoes – 5 lbs.

Getting the most out of your winter share
Your winter share should last you several weeks if stored properly. Obviously, the kale and broccoli are freshly harvested and should be eaten right away! Click on the crop name above to find a detailed description, links to recipes, and storage tips. Most root crops can be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge. However, sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated!

In the Box; Week 24

Note from the farm:
We have some delicious greens in the share this week, including mustard which I LOVE!!!! Just 2 more deliveries after this week and then the season will be over. It’s bittersweet for us every season, although perhaps a little more sweet than bitter because it means we can spend more time with our families.

Arugula – 1/4 lb. bag
Baby Bok Choy – 1 bunch
Green Mustard – 1 bunch
Russet Potatoes – 1 quart
Red Boston Lettuce – 1 head
Leeks – 2-3 pieces.
Broccoli – 2 pieces

Fruit Share from Briermere Farm (last week!)
If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com
Pink Lady and Granny Smith Apples- 1 mixed bag

In the Box; Week 23

Note from the farm:
We’re winding down our active season here at that farm, but that doesn’t mean that the last few CSA boxes will be redundant with roots and storage crops. No, not at all! This week we are happy to have radicchio again- and curly cress too! A lot of crops like the cool days and colder nights- especially the greens that take on a sweeter flavor when touched with a light frost.

Arugula – 1/2 lb. bag
Carrots – 1 bunch
Curly Cress – 1 bunch
Potatoes – 1 quart
Green Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Radicchio – 1 head
Peppers – 1 pieces.
Broccoli – 2 pieces

Fruit Share from Briermere Farm
If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com
Mutsu and Empire Apples- 1 mixed bag

In the Box; Week 22

Note from the farm:
Golden beets are in this week’s share – for the first time in 3 years! I *love* the color of these beets– so pretty when roasted and tossed with arugula and toasted walnuts in a salad. Daikon radish may be new to many of you. It’s often used in Japanese cuisine. It can be sliced raw, or cooked in soups. We like to add it to a miso soup broth together with other vegetables and some udon or soba noodles. Guy Lon is just a fancy way of saying “Chinese Broccoli”. We love it in a veggie stir fry! The stems can be eaten– just remove the tough bottom inch or so. More leeks, beautiful cabbage and sweet potatoes round out the box. Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool, dry spot (55F-60F degrees) — Not in the fridge! — and they should last you a few months.

Arugula – 1/4 lb. bag
Golden Beets – 1 bunch
Daikon Radish – 2 pieces
Sweet Potatoes – 3.5 – 4 lbs
Green Cabbage – 1 head
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Broccoli – 1 bunch
Leeks – 2-3 pieces
Guy Lon (Chinese Broccoli) – 1 bunch

Fruit Share from Briermere Farm
If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com
Red and Gold Delicious Apples – 1 mixed bag

In the Box; Week 21

Note from the farm:
Thank you to everyone who attended this past weekend’s CSA Harvest Festival! The weather was gorgeous and we hope you all had a good time visiting your farm and seeing where all your vegetables are grown!

This week’s box includes a few new items – broccoli raab and dandelion greens! Brocoli raab is actually part of the turnip family. The stems can be a little tough, so be sure to trim the base of them. The leaves, florets, and the upper stems are all edible and are delicious when very lightly steamed or sauteed. There are lots of delicious recipes for broccoli raab- I’ve included a good one below.

Dandelion greens, you say? Yes, they’re delicious and super nutritious! Forget trying to get rid of them in your lawn..you should be picking them and eating them for dinner instead. We grow dandelions specifically to eat- and they can be eaten both raw in salads or cooked like spinach.

Carrots – 1 bunch
Dandelion Greens – 1 bunch
Sweet Potatoes – 4 lbs
Sunshine Squash – 1 piece
Japanese Salad Turnips – 1 bunch
Fennel – 1 piece
Green Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Broccoli Raab – 1 bunch

Fruit Share from Briermere Farm
If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com
Fuji and Empire Apples and Bosc Pears – 1 mixed bag

Important Note about Bosc pears!!!! Bosc pears are ripe when they turn an even brown color. They are still firm when ripe! Refrigerate immediately when ripe. If left to soften, they will be rotten when you cut them open, so be careful!

In the Box; Week 20

Sweet Potatoes – 4 lbs.
Collard Greens – 1 bunch
Green Pepper – 1 piece
Leeks– 2 pieces
Plum Tomatoes – 1.5 lbs
Butternut Squash – 1 piece
Green Beans – 1/2 lb bag
Parsley – 1 bunch
Lettuce Mix – 3/4 lb.

Fruit Share from Briermere Farm
If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com
Red and Gold Delicious Apples and Bosc Pears – 1 mixed bag

Important Note about Bosc pears!!!! Bosc pears are ripe when they turn an even brown color. They are still firm when ripe! Refrigerate immediately when ripe. If left to soften, they will be rotten when you cut them open, so be careful!

In the Box; Week 19


Note from the farm:

We have a nice big share this week! There’s a terrific crop of carrots coming in- quite possibly the best crop we’ve had in years. And green beans too! If you had any idea what an effort it is to pick green beans, you’d savor every little bite. Many CSA farms don’t even grow beans because it is so time consuming to pick them, so count yourselves lucky! Be sure not to overcook them. Just lightly steam until al dente.

Baby Arugula – 1/4 lb bag
Butternut Squash – 1 piece
Spaghetti Squash or Buttercup Squash – 1 piece
Green Beans – 1/2 lb bag
Carrots – 1 bunch
Toscano Kale – 1 bunch
Cabbage or Bok Choy -1 head/bunch
Baby Salad Turnips – 1 bunch
Cilantro – 1 bunch

Fruit Share from Briermere Farm
If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com
Gala Apples, Empire Apples & Bosc Pears – 1 mixed bag

Important Note about Bosc pears!!!! Bosc pears are ripe when they turn an even brown color. They are still firm when ripe! Refrigerate immediately when ripe. If left to soften, they will be rotten when you cut them open, so be careful!

In the Box; Week 18


Note from the farm:

Finally, leeks! I wait all year for the first leeks so I can make potato & leek soup, braised leeks, leek custards, and fall soups… You can use leeks just like onions in most recipes – however, you’ll notice that they’re much more tender, mild and sweet! Just be sure to wash them well. Here’s a video to show you how.

Those winter squash are not just for decoration! I visited the home of a CSA member a few years back and noticed that all the winter squash we had given out that fall was sitting on her front porch as decoration. While they’re beautiful on display, they can (and must!) be eaten too! Don’t be afraid, check out these videos for some tips on preparing your winter squash:

Chow.com
Youtube.com

Colored Peppers – 1-2 pcs
Plum Tomatoes – 6 pcs
Red Tomatoes – 4 – 6 pieces
Leeks – 2 pcs
Green Romaine Lettuce or Bok Choy -1 head/bunch
Spinach – .7 lbs
Parsley – 1 bunch
Sweet Dumpling Squash – 1 pc
Buttercup Squash – 1 pc

Herb Share
Rosemary
Thyme

Fruit Share from Briermere Farm
If you have any questions about the fruit, please contact Briermere Farm directly at briermere@aol.com
Gala Apples & Bosc Pears – 1 mixed bag

Important Note about Bosc pears!!!! Bosc pears are ripe when they turn an even brown color. They are still firm when ripe! Refrigerate immediately when ripe. If left to soften, they will be rotten when you cut them open, so be careful!

** A Note on Tomatoes…

The tomatoes have been sprayed with copper as a preventative for late blight fungus. This spray is certified for use in organic production, but must be washed off before eating. Also be sure to ripen red tomatoes completely on the counter before eating! They should be a deep red and slightly soft to the touch. Cherry tomatoes are picked ripe and ready to eat.