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Posted 8/23/2018 8:20am by Amy Philson.

I apologize for being later with this newsletter again.  Internet issues and family needs prevented me from working on it last night.  

Farm News

Glacial Till Farm

We are getting ready to plant additional greens for fall.  What varieties do you prefer?  Arugula, kale, mixed greens, mizuna, collards?  Others?  Your feedback can help determine what we grow.

Philsons' Bushel and a Peck Farm

It has been another busy week.  We started back to school this week at my house, which has been challenging because we are using a different curriculum in our homeschool this year, so that takes extra time to get used to.  We are also gearing up for our fall festival season for our maple syrup, so we are bottling and making value-added products in preparation.  When we make the syrup in the early spring, it is hot packed into 20- or 30-gallon food grade barrels or 5-gallon containers.  Then throughout the year when we need to bottle more, we open a container and bottle it into jugs or make products such as maple mustard.  If we don't use the entire container, it then has to be hot packed into smaller containers or stored in the refrigerator or freezer to prevent fermentation.  It can take quite a while to heat 20 gallons of maple syrup in our largest canner.  This canner covers all four burners on the stove in our evaporator room.  
 
Last week we had three of our older sheep butchered.  Because of their age, we decided not to sell the meat but have it ground for our use.  We picked up three boxes of bulk ground lamb from the butcher.  One box we packaged plain.  One box we mixed a custom blend of herbs and spices for a spicier sausage and stuffed into breakfast link casings.  The other box we made into a mild breakfast sausage, some of it into links and some of it bulk. 
 
We have had some setbacks with our sheep flock in the last year, so we haven't butchered any for sale recently.  We hope to have some for sale again next spring.

Grateful Life Farm

This week has been something of a blur, as we move towards our third chicken harvest day for the season, in only a few short hours - tomorrow morning!  We will be replenishing our supply of some of the parts we are sold out of, such as chicken thighs.  We also processed a small batch of rabbits this week, so we have rabbit back in stock.  As each day has been quite busy with farm work, I've been trying to take a few moments to relish the sunshine and the abundance of this time of year.  This week my favorite flowers of all, sunflowers, are showing their beautiful smiling faces for eager bumblebees.

 

CSA Shares

Full Share

  • 1 cantaloupe from Detweiler Farm
  • 3 zucchini from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lb. sweet onions from Miller Farm Products
  • 2 green peppers from Byler Farm
  • 2 lb. tomatoes from Detweiler Farm
  • 8 oz. baby kale from Glacial Till Farm
  • 1 head lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 3 choice from Detweiler Farm, Byler Farm, Miller Farm Products, Glacial Till Farm, Harmony Grove Farm, and Springfield Acres

Small Share

  • 1 cantaloupe from Detweiler Farm
  • 2 zucchini from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lb. sweet onions from Miller Farm Products
  • 1 green peppers from Byler Farm
  • 1 lb. tomatoes from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 head lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 2 choice from Detweiler Farm, Byler Farm, Miller Farm Products, Glacial Till Farm, Harmony Grove Farm, and Springfield Acres

Mini Share

  • 1 cantaloupe from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 zucchini from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 tomato from Detweiler Farm
  • 5 oz. baby kale from Glacial Till Farm
  • 1 choice from Detweiler Farm, Byler Farm, Miller Farm Products, Glacial Till Farm, Harmony Grove Farm, and Springfield Acres

Recipes

One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby KaleOne Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale (this would be great with the salad greens that were in Choice boxes, too)

Baby Kale Salad with Parmesan and Crispy Roasted Chickpeas (again...the salad greens as an alternative)

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Parmesan Tomato Zucchini Bake

Sweet and Spicy Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles

Zummus (Zucchini Hummus):  Some of you will be excited to try this recipe...others will say ewwww.  :-)

Enjoy this cooler weather for a few days.  It sure feels like fall!

 


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