Fall CSA 2017 Week 9

From top left, clockwise: Spinach, garlic, red leaf lettuce, butter lettuce, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, Asian pears, Italian parsley. butternut squash (large share pictured).

We hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving friendly share! Don’t forget, pickup this week will be on TUESDAY, 11/21, same times and places as usual. Would love to say more, but we are hustling back out to the garden to bring in the bounty!

Use first (will keep about a week in the fridge): butter lettuce, red leaf lettuce.

Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): spinach, parsley

Store very well (a month or more): Sweet potatoes, Asian pears, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, garlic

With just one week left of our Fall CSA, we would like to remind you about the special pricing available for the 2018 cycle. If you sign up for any or all CSA seasons (including Winter ’17/’18) before December 1st, we will take 10% off the normal share price! This offer is not available through our website store, and will only be around for ten more days — so please call (410)275-9438 or stop by the farm to sign up. We’ve also taken the liberty of crunching those numbers for you (correctly, this time):

Season Small 10% Off Large 10% off
Winter $225 $202.50 $365 $328.50
Spring $175 $157.50 $285 $256.50
Summer $375 $337.50 $595 $535.50
Fall $175 $157.50 $285 $256.50
*Winter, spring, and fall, 10 week seasons, summer 22 weeks of veggies!

And Chestertown residents, don’t forget! We’ve added a CSA pickup location just for you at The Seed House! CSA shares will be available in Chestertown every Wednesday from 4-8pm, beginning with the Winter ’17/’18 season on December 6th.

Fall CSA 2017 Week 8

From top left, clockwise: Red Russian kale, kohl rabi, romaine (green and red), sweet potatoes, spinach, Napa cabbage, French breakfast radishes, rainbow Swiss chard (Large share pictured).

Some tips on an order of operations for this week’s share…

Use first (will keep about a week in the fridge): spinach – generally stores longer, but is a bit wet this week which shortens shelf life.

Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): romaine lettuce, swiss chard, kale.

Store very well (a month or more): Sweet potatoes, radishes, kohl rabi, Napa cabbage.

We have really great news! Our frost blankets did the trick through Friday and Saturday night’s freezing temperatures, and we were able to save many beautiful vegetables in the garden. Here they are all tucked in:
The kale, lettuce, cabbage, and Swiss chard in your share were all spared using this method. Hooray!

With just two weeks left of our Fall CSA, we would like to remind you about the special pricing available for the 2018 cycle. If you sign up for any or all CSA seasons (including Winter ’17/’18) before December 1st, we will take 15% off the normal share price! Lock in some healthy food for the hectic holiday season and make your personal health a priority. A CSA share would also be a great gift for your favorite foodie or health nut! This offer is not available through our website store, so please call (410)275-9438 or stop by the farm to sign up.

And Chestertown residents, don’t forget! We’ve added a CSA pickup location just for you at The Seed House! CSA shares will be available in Chestertown every Wednesday from 4-8pm, beginning with the Winter ’17/’18 season in just a few weeks!

Thank you for all of your support! We love providing healthy food for the community, but it would not be possible without YOU.

Stay warm,
Vic, Mary, Bethany, & the Team at Priapi Gardens

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Fall CSA 2017 Week 7

From top left, clockwise: Carrots!, red leaf lettuce, fennel, joi choi, swiss chard, purple top turnips, cilantro, romaine lettuce. (Large share pictured).

A particularly swoonworthy share. We will be scrambling to harvest as much beautiful vegetable matter as we can from the garden this week before Friday night’s very frigid, 24 degree, arrival. Not everything can be saved. This is probably the last week the cilantro will be around, so savor it!

Some tips on an order of operations for this week’s share…

Use first (will keep about a week in the fridge): cilantro, joi choi, red leaf lettuce.

Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): romaine lettuce, swiss chard, carrot tops.

Store very well (a month or more): Carrots, fennel bulbs, turnips.

All veggies this week store best in a bag or sealed container in the refrigerator.

If you have never considered carrot tops as more than compost, it is time to think again! While they are as beautiful as they are early in the season, our customers will often include them in salads, or use them as a base for pesto, in juices, or stock!And, no, they are not poisonous!This recipe for Roasted Carrot and Black Bean Tacos includes carrots, their tops, and cilantro! A final word on our beautiful carrots — don’t bother peeling them! Carrots form a ‘skin’ when they are out of the ground for a long time, and begin to dry out. Freshly dug carrots are crunchy and juicy and you will want to enjoy every bit of them (just be sure to wash them well)!

Some other recipes to inspire you this week:
Fennel & Apple Salad
8 Recipes for Purple Top Turnips
Grilled Joi Choi

Thank you for all of your support! We love providing healthy food for the community, but it would not be possible without YOU. Want to receive our full email newsletter every week? Subscribe here.

Stay warm,
Vic, Mary, Bethany, & the Team at Priapi Gardens