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Summer/Fall Week #18

Posted 9/30/2014 7:19am by Debra Brubaker .

IN THE SHARE THIS WEEK: 

Tuesday: Delicata Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Celeriac, Onions, Garlic, String Beans, Tomatoes, Salad Mix, Kale, Snack Peppers, Hot Peppers

Friday: Delicata Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Celeriac, Onions, Garlic, Hakerui Turnips, Tomatoes, Salad Mix, Kale, Snack Peppers, Hot Peppers


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Farm Breakfast Oct 4th (8-11am): Stop by for a farm-sourced nutrient-dense (and delicious) farm breakfast (1st Sat of every month, Apr.-Nov.). Proceeds benefit our Community Fund.

REMINDERS:
Blue Rooster Orders: If you are interested in grass-fed beef or lamb or free-range pork, you can place an order with our partner farm at BlueRoosterFarm.com and we'll deliver it with your CSA share.
Fresh Chicken Days: For those interested in fresh (vs. frozen) chicken, we will be delivering fresh chicken to Harrisburg on October 13 and November 3 and State College October 14 and November 4. We will ask you to reserve your fresh chicken ahead of time.


FARM NOTES:

This is the time of year when we confirm with our members what our plans are for the winter. Last year, we added a late fall season extension and actually took a few weeks’ break. This year, we are announcing a yearlong season for 2015 with some flexibility for when members can join and for how long. We also will be experimenting with our winter share, focusing more on greens (since that’s what folks can’t seem to get elsewhere at that time of year) and introducing some pre-ordering of winter storage crops.

First though, just a reminder for this season, 25 week summer/fall shares end the week BEFORE Thanksgiving. 29 week summer/fall shares end the middle of December. We are sorry but we are closed for the 29 week season, so we are not able to add anyone else at this point. Thanksgiving turkeys may be ordered by members regardless of the season in which they are participating.

Now, for 2015. The 2015 season will start the last week of January and will end the middle of December. The season will start with 5 every-other-week deliveries of a greens share (approx. $15 worth of salad and cooking greens) with the option to pre-order storage crops and other items. Next, starting the first week of April, will be 4 every-other-week regular share deliveries (typical medium and full box shares). Then, starting the first week of June, the remainder of the season will be 25 or 29 (your choice) every-week regular share deliveries.

We will open the season for signup next week but wanted to give you a heads up. At this point, we are planning to accept sign-ups that start in January, April, and June with the option of a 25 or 29 week fall season (as we are doing this year). So, feel free to sign up for all 38 weeks or for one or more of the segments of the season (Jan-Mar; Apr-May; June-Nov / June-Dec).

As always, these changes are in response to your feedback, our family/farm needs, and mother nature’s realities. Please feel free to ask questions or make suggestions.


Thanks so much!
Hannah


RECIPE: 

Shaved Celeriac Salad
from marthastewart.com

Ingredients
3 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 medium celery root, peeled with a vegetable peeler into ribbons (6 cups)
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 ounces smoked mackerel or tuna, flaked
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions
Combine mustard and lemon juice. Add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly, until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Toss dressingwith remaining ingredients.