- Winter Kale Mix
- Bunched Mustard Greens
- Radish Micro Mix
- Yellow Potatoes
- Autumn Frost Winter Squash
- Yellow Onion
- Daikon Radish
- Spring Raab
- Purple Sprouting Broccoli
It's one of those CSA weeks when it's hard to snap the lids on the totes! So fun to have such abundance, as the sleet and snow and rain come pummeling down all around us, day after day.
The winter squash in your share this week is Autumn Frost, a specialty butternut that has wonderful flavor and great versatility. I love to make soup with these, but they're also just as good peeled, cubed and roasted or tossed into a thai curry.
You're seeing another round of our bunched winter mustards from the greenhouse this week. These are the workhorse greens that get us through the deepest corner of winter (planted in November, December and January for January, February and March harvest). Pretty soon - maybe by next harvest - we'll have tender spinach coming out of the greenhouses, and possibly even some baby carrots and hakurei turnips.
And a bit delayed by the cold weather, but finally brave enough to peek its head out at the world: overwintered cauliflower! This crops represents an enormous investment in farmer time and effort, mixed with a little bit of luck. This particular variety was seeded in early July, transplanted in early August, and has been growing slowly out in the field ever since. Over-wintered cauliflower is a sensitive, finicky crop and there are years when it fails to head up altogether. Fortunately, and in spite of the weather, we got our first harvest this week - but had to be strategic with our timing to keep the semi-open heads protected from hail and overnight freezing. I breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when, after sorting the harvest, we had just enough to fill the totes.
Enjoy that ample bag of radish micro, and do something special with your shallots!
We are actively signing folks up for our upcoming 2023 CSA season - spread the word, we have spots available!! You can get all the details and sign up on our website, and if you have SNAP benefits you are eligible for Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), an awesome program that provides 1:1 matching funds for CSA shares (you pay half the cost with SNAP and DUFB covers the other half)! Please help us get the word out about this fantastic program that helps low-income Oregonians access fresh produce from local farms!