September 12, 2018

It’s hard to believe but we’re headed into the final stretch of the season! Only one more month of CSA produce and it feels to me like the time has just flown by. Sometimes it can feel like a burden to have so much produce, but I always miss it during the winter. When I shop at the farmers’ market in the winter I tend to buy the same things every week (which is reasonable, of course, since there is a lot less variety of produce in the winter months) and I miss having so many different types of vegetables forced upon me during the summer season. I get tired of certain things just like the rest of you, but I hope that we all do our best to enjoy it while we have it and not let it go to waste. If you just can’t handle another bag of shishito peppers (or whatever your veggie kryptonite might be), take them to a potluck or give them to a friend or coworker.

This week there is nothing new and exciting to share with you, but every one of these items won’t be available much longer (except maybe kale). So enjoy the fruits of summer while they are still here and remember that carrots, onions, and potatoes will keep for weeks – even months, tomatoes can be bagged and frozen as is, apples can be turned into sauce, and kale can be made into chips. There are so many ways to enjoy your produce if you want to get creative and it is so worth it. There is nothing better than fresh local produce!

Have a great week!

What’s in your basket – September 12th

Apples – Marilyn’s Orchard
Bell peppers– Whipstone Farm
Carrots– Whipstone Farm
Cherry and cocktail tomatoes – Willowbrook Farm
Eggplant – Willowbrook Farm
Kale – Whipstone Farm
Onions – Willowbrook Farm
Potatoes – Whipstone Farm
Shishito peppers– Willowbrook Farm

Shishitos are still going strong.

If your fridge is full of beets from weeks past, try pickling them!

Kale planted, grown, harvested, packaged, and delivered with love.

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