Basic Share Week 18

Basic Share Week 18: October 7th – October 11th


Things have been so busy on the farm! Our crew has been working non-stop bringing in the regular harvest for the shares, and harvesting tons (literally) of winter squash and other storage crops. This week enjoy bell peppers, we picked as many as we could from our high tunnels. We have a unique green in this week’s share – Tatsoi! Tatsoi is an Asian green similar tasting to spinach. Great raw or lightly cooked. It’s an off week for beets, and an on week for carrots. The shares this week have both delicata and acorn squash, don’t forget these will store for a long time on the counter. It’s nice to save them for a few weeks and then make a large batch of soup or stuffed squash to freeze. It’s hard to believe we’re in Week 18 of our season, don’t forget to take advantage of early sign-up discounts and Winter Share sign-up! Get all the details below.

Download the shopping list Week 18 Basic Share Shopping List


Vegetable Tips


Prep Tips

Planning ahead can make meals easy during the week. If you have time grab kitchen partner and do a little chopping ahead of time. During the week pull out your prepped items and our recipes are even easier.

Carrot Pasta. Make the sauce in advance.

Gratin. Make the breadcrumbs in advance. Slice the squash a day in advance.

Peppers. Make the sauce and cook the orzo ahead of time.

Squash. Cook the squash in advance.

Early Renewal Discounts! Renew your share or sign-up before November 30th for a 2015 CSA Share and receive 10% off with full payment. We are also offering a 5% discount on payment plans. Make one payment now, and the remaining four monthly payments in March, April, May, and June. The 10% discount is equal to over 2 free weeks of vegetables, and the 5% discount is equal to over 1 week of free vegetables. As the main season is winding down we’re planning our seed and other orders for the 2015 season. We receive early discounts from our suppliers, so we are able to pass these discounts on to our members for early renewal. Click here for details and to sign-up online!

Winter Share Sign-ups are starting! This is our third year offering Winter CSA Share boxes. Winter Share Boxes are packed in a full bushel box and filled to the brim with certified organic veggies. Boxes are delivered the week before Thanksgiving, and mid-December. 75+ servings of root vegetables, winter squash, hearty greens, and more. Click here to learn more and sign up!


Omnivore Meal Plan

Carrot Pasta – with fennel
Delicata Squash Gratin with simple salad
Spicy Braised Cabbage and Apple & Acorn Squash Puree – with your favorite protein like pork chops

Vegetarian Meal Plan

Carrot Pasta – with fennel
Delicata Squash Gratin with  simple salad
Spicy Braised Cabbage and Apple & Acorn Squash Puree – with your favorite protein like leftover baked tofu

Gluten Free Meal Plan

Carrot Pasta – with fennel, use GF pasta if necesary
Delicata Squash Gratin with  simple salad
Orzo Stuffed Peppers with Tempeh or Orzo Stuffed Peppers with Local Lamb – sub rice for the orzo or use GF orzo
Spicy Braised Cabbage and Apple & Acorn Squash Puree – with your favorite protein like pork chops or leftover baked tofu from the soup

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