In the Box: Autumn, Week #22

Veg Share*
Watermelon Radish – 1 large piece
Red Kale – 1 bunch (an excellent variety to eat raw!)
Bok Choi – 1 bunch
Radicchio – 1 head
Broccoli – 2 pieces
Guy Lon (Chinese Broccoli) – 1 bunch
Beets – 1 bunch
Yellow Potatoes – 1 bag
Kohlrabi – 1 large piece
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week.

Fruit Share
Mixed bag of Elstar and Jonagold Apples
(Notes on fruit: The apples should be stored in the refrigerator to keep them crisp.)

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Weekly dairy share pick up

A few friendly reminders & updates:
Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
The next Lewis Waite order deadline is Sunday, October 28th for delivery on November 1st. Anyone, not just CSA members, can order these products and pick up from our CSA. They have an amazing selection of items, all produced by small local farms. Please place your orders for Thanksgiving Turkeys by November 5th to be guaranteed a bird!!

Winter Veg & Fruit Shares via Winter Sun Farms
Early bird signup for the Winter Sun Farms winter share continues online. The total price is $137. Read more and sign up online.

NOTES ON THE GOLDEN EARTHWORM VEGGIE SHARE
It’s a brassica bonanza! Kohlrabi, Red Kale (make this kale salad!), Guy Lon, Broccoli, Watermelon Radish (see recipe below) and Bok Choi are all members of the brassica family and grow well in the fall. Remember to keep your greens wrapped tightly in a plastic bag in the fridge so they stay fresh and hydrated. Beautiful, sweet Red Beets are delicious roasted in the oven (see recipe below), and a sack of Yellow Potatoes roast up beautifully and make yummy mashed potatoes!

NEWS FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM FARM
There’s still a lot of action in the fields these days – finishing up our potato harvest and seeding cover crops. Our cover crops are seeded on empty fields (after our vegetable crops are harvested) to protect and enrich the soil throughout the winter and into late spring. Some of the varieties we plant include hairy vetch, rye, triticale, oats, crimson clover, and red clover. Next week we will begin our massive storage crop harvest for the winter shares, which include storage varieties of carrots, beets, turnips, rutabaga, kohlrabi and watermelon radish.

RECIPES FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM FARM
Sliced Watermelon Radish Salad – from SustainablePantry.com
Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Beet Greens
Roasted Kohlrabi
Guy Lon Stir Fry

For more info about events and other ways of connecting with the farm, visit the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm website.

Happy eating!

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