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Today is Distribution Day- Week 25!

Posted 11/1/2016 11:50am by Debra Brubaker .
Week #25

Just a quick reminder to come and pick up your  share- this is the 3rd to last share of our regular Summer/Fall Season (which ends the week before Thanksgiving.

It's an ODD Week for egg share folks.

 Please remember to return share liners and (paper) egg cartons. We are especially short on the plastic liners, and we really do like to re-use them as many times as possible. If your liners are intact, please be sure to return them to us! We also reuse pint and quart jars (used for honey).

Have questions? Call 717-348-4916 (Deb's Cell) or email csa@villageacresfarm.com

IN THE SHARE THIS WEEK:Delicata Squash, Yellow Onions, Garlic, Kale, Daikon Radish, Napa Cabbage, Salanova Lettuce Heads and Arugula

FARM NOTES:

The season is winding down- only 3 weeks remain in our Summer/Fall Season!  While much work remains for our current seasons, we are already starting on some tasks on our "winter projects" list.  On the top of this list is creating a "new" propagation greenhouse space for  the coming year.  Our current propagation greenhouse was built well over 20 years ago and has been stretched in every possible way to support our needs as our farm grew from small farm selling primarily from a road side stand to what it is today. While I love many aspects of this greenhouse which show my parents thriftiness and ingenuity, it is time to create a space that better meets our needs. We are not looking to expand production, but we would like to have a better space that contributes to better health and vigor of transplants that head to our field at the same time as making our work easier in the spring.  Our plan is to convert our oldest greenhouse (built in 2001 when our winter share was added for the first time) to our new propagation greenhouse.  This week we started the process by taring out the old wood used to create raised beds, and stretching new plastic over the greenhouse.  In the coming weeks we will build benches, figure out heating, and making sure all is set to go for February when we start our growing season all over again. 

Deb

Fall/Winter/Spring CSA signup and Thanksgiving Turkey preorder:  We are taking reservations for winter share options and Thanksgiving turkeys!  If you plan to sign up for both, visit our one stop sign-up shop.  If you only want to reserved your turkey, you can do so here.  Please don't delay, as both winter shares and turkeys often sell out for us.  

We have lots of turkeys left for sale, so if you have friends and neighbors that may be interested, please direct them to our website!  

Recipes:

This week is our Kim-chi Share- Kim Chi is a traditional Korean food made of fermented vegetables that has become widely popular. While there are endless variations of kim-chi, napa cabbage and daikon radish are very common ingredients, so we like to have a week where share members get them at the same time so they can make their own variation of kim-chi if they like.   If you are unfamilar with kim-chi, here are some ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/kimchi/

Of course these vegetables can be used in other ways:

Daikon Radish: http://nhpr.org/post/what-do-daikon-radishes

Napa Cabbage: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/napa-cabbage-recipes/

  Did you know we have hundreds of recipes on our website and they can all be searched by ingredient? Simply visit www.VillageAcresFarm.com/recipe and search away. We are in the process of adding this year’s newsletter recipes but we’ve got tons to choose from. If you come across a recipe that you would like to share, please send it to csa@villageacresfarm.com

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