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2022 CSA Week 22 Recipes

We’re transitioning into frosty mornings, so we’ve now started covering the field tomatoes and peppers so they keep producing until they are finally killed off with a hard frost. The first layer of protection we add is row cover, which gives us a few degrees of heat retention. When we see projected nightly temperatures crossing below 32F we’ll start to pull down the greenhouse film we have secured to the tops of our low tunnels, and that will give us another few degrees of heat retention. Together those coverings allow us to keep tomatos/peppers/eggplant/ground cherries going until a hard frost at 28F or below. Everything else we have planted tolerates light frosts and we’ll only start covering when the hard frosts hit. We included fresh potatoes in the share this week, which haven’t been cured, so their skin is delicate.  We hope you’re enjoying this fall weather, and have a great week!

2022 CSA Week 21 Recipes

We’re in week 21 of 28, so including this week we have 8 more weeks of our 2022 CSA program. We’ll fiinish right before Thanksgiving, which doesn’t feel that far off with this cool wet weather we’ve been having. We have a great mix of cool season vegetables sizing up in the fields to be included in those final weeks. This week we included the last of our winter squash for the CSA season. It’s a cross between a butternut and a pumpkin call a butterkin. The flavor is sweet and savory, and it’s great roasted, sauteed, or in baked goods.  We hope you enjoy the vegetables, have a great week!

2022 CSA Week 20 Recipes

This week we included honeynut squash, which is a newer variety that has a richer, nutier taste than regular butternut. Your shares contain a mix of peppers including poblano, which has a mild, smokey heat, and a mix of green large sweet peppers. We've been waiting patiently for our pepper plants to start yielding more, and they're begining to reward us, so we'll be including a variety of peppers from now through the end of the season. We're feeling great about this temperature shift, though we still have a seedling house full of plants we need to get into the ground over the next few weeks, so we still have a lot of work ahead of us.  We hope you enjoy the vegetables, have a great week!