Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Big Red Farm Share, October 23

Hello friends,

We got our first real frost this week, and that, combined with chilly daytime temperatures (and on top of a season that was overall very dry and pretty inhospitable), means that our vegetable supplies are running out a little sooner than we'd hoped.  It is looking like this may be the last week of farm shares, though we'll be in touch next week to either confirm or deny that statement!  For now, though, we think this week's share will be just as delicious as any other, and we hope you'll enjoy it.  Thanks for all of your support throughout this season!

- The Big Red Farm Team


Full Share:
  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 4 winter squash (probably butternut, but you may find an acorn or a Delicata too)
  • 1 bunch chard
  • 1/2 lb lettuce mix
  • 1 bunch parsley
Half Share:
  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 2 winter squash (probably butternut, but you may find an acorn or a Delicata too)
  • 1/4 lb lettuce mix
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • pick-your-own herbs -- lots of parsley, rosemary and sage; some thyme, lavender, chives and oregano.  Flowers got frost-zapped!
  • anything else we might find -- wait and see!


My favorite recipes to cook at home -- and, of course, to recommend to you all -- are simple, without too many ingredients, flavorful and with the vegetables taking center stage.  If you can cook them in just one pan, even better!  This week, Potato, Winter Squash, & Sausage Hash fills (almost) all of those requirements.  An excellent lunch or weeknight dinner for cool weather, and it uses three of the items in your share!


Share pick-up takes place at the farm, on FRIDAYS between 3:00 and 6:00pm. Pull into the Lawrence Township community gardens and follow the gravel road uphill to the left. Please remember to return last week's bags and/or containers, and sign in when you take your share. Any payment can be placed in the envelope next to the sign-in sheet. See you at the farm!

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