Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Big Red Farm Share, October 9

PICK-UP TIME CHANGE:  This week only, to accommodate members of the Lawrenceville community who are attending Headmaster Murray's installation ceremony on Friday afternoon, farm shares will be available for pick-up starting at noon.  Please excuse any last-minute preparations you see us making if you arrive then!


Full Share:
  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 4 Delicata squash (small, thin-skinned, very sweet winter squash)
  • 1 bunch broccoli florets or broccolini (we'll choose for you)
  • 1/2 lb summer squash
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 Napa cabbage
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 bunch chard
  • 1 head lettuce
Half Share:
  • 1/2 lb potatoes
  • 2 Delicata squash (small, thin-skinned, very sweet winter squash)
  • 1 bunch broccoli florets or broccolini (we'll choose for you)
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 bunch chard
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 2nd quality peppers
  • pick-your-own herbs -- you know the drill!


This may be the last week for peppers, so I will call your attention to all of the stuffed-pepper recipes we've ever published on this blog.  Stuffed peppers are such a versatile, satisfying fall dish.  You can use just about anything you have on hand, and each serving is neatly packed into a fragrant, flavorful, edible package!  Try Peppers with Pork and Rosemary (our rosemary is still going strong), or substitute sweet bells for spicy poblanos in Risotto-Stuffed Peppers.  We are out of cherry tomatoes, but if you find them at a farmers' market or elsewhere, these Baked Peppers with Tomatoes are delicious.  And, if none of those cry out to you, here are a few More Fillings for Baked Peppers.  Halve and seed a few peppers and get started!

We are very excited to be offering the season's first winter squash this week!  Nothing heralds the arrival of fall, if you ask me, quite like something in the pumpkin family.  Delicatas are a great single-serving size, and cook up just like Acorn squash, though they have a few excellent characteristics of their own.  Their flesh is (I think) a little sweeter and creamier than Acorns, and their skins are thin enough that they don't require peeling (arguably the worst part of cooking with winter squash).  They do great with the traditional Acorn squash preparation of halving, seeding, and roasting with a pat of butter and maybe a drizzle of maple syrup in the seed cavity, and you can substitute Delicatas for Acorns in most recipes.  Here's another simple and gratifyingly delicious way to go: Roasted Half-Moons of Delicata Squash.


Share pick-up takes place at the farm, this Friday only between 12:00pm 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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