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Today is Distribution Day- Week 23! Fresh chicken and ginger

Posted 10/18/2016 11:54am by Debra Brubaker .
Week #23

Just a quick reminder to come and pick up your  share.   This is an Odd week for egg pick-up.  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: Kale, Bok Choy, Salad Mix, Ginger, Garlic, Onions, Delicata Squash, Peppers, Tomatoes.

 FARM NOTES:

It's all about root crop harvest and getting our greenhouses cleared for seeding of winter. Here are two photos from this week:

 

 

2016 Fall Carrots: We plant our carrots 3 row on a raised bed.  When harvesting we hand dig one of the 3 rows, and once the one row is out, we have an implement that attaches to the tractor the can quickly undercut the remaining two rows (it's just a little too narrow to do all three beds without damaging some carrots).  Once undercut the carrots are very easy to pull up in clumps as done in the photo above.  

 

Greenhouse 16 (our big one): This summer, this greenhouse was filled with all types of peppers.  Late last week, all the pepper plants were pulled and carried out. Early this week, compost was added and beds were reworked.  We will begin seeding greens with plantings spaced a few days aparts over the next 2 weeks for successive harvest throughout the winter.  The turmeric (on the right) will be harvested in a couple of weeks. 

Fall/Winter/Spring CSA signup and Thanksgiving Turkey preorder:  We are taking reservation 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.  

Recipe Ideas

 

 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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