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CSA Recipes

Posted 11/14/2018 7:48pm by Amy Philson.

Another season has come to an end.  We are putting most of our gardens and fields away for the winter.  We have harvested our storage crops for Winter CSA.  A few farmers have greenhouses that will prolong the season, hoping for enough sunshine and warmth to harvest a some greens this winter.  Our garlic is planted.  We are preparing barns and coops to keep our animals protected from the cold.  Our bees have enough honey stores to survive the long winter.  Our maple trees are going dormant, awaiting the warmth that will make the sap run in the spring.  It's time for your farmers to take a rest.  Except that's not how it works.  Most of us have animals that need even more care in the cold months.  Things need fixed around the farms that get neglected during the busy growing season.  Some even heat a greenhouse with wood to continue harvesting through the winter.  But we do make sure we take some time to relax when it's frigid outside.

Thank you all for your continued commitment to local farmers.  We count it a privilege to provide you with nutritious food for your families.  This has been a season of transition for NWPAGC.  Two of our long-time farmers moved on to other ventures.  Other farmers remained with NWPAGC but are narrowing the focus of their farms away from produce.  Two farmers joined us, filling some of the gaps that others left.  So this season has been one of adjusting and finding the right balance.  At our winter meeting we will discuss the ups and downs of this season as we prepare for an even better season next year.

CSA Shares

Full Share

  • 1 butternut squash from Miller Farm
  • 1 cabbage (red or green) from Detweiler Farm
  • 2 acorn squash from Detweiler Farm
  • 2 lb. red potatoes from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 kohlrabi from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 cauliflower from Detweiler Farm
  • 8 oz. Siberian kale from Glacial Till Farm
  • 1 lb. sweet onions from Miller Farm
  • 3 choice from Detweiler Farm and Miller Farm

Small Share

  • 1 butternut squash from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 cabbage (red or green) from Detweiler Farm
  • 2 acorn squash from Detweiler Farm
  • 2 lb. red potatoes from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lb. sweet onions from Miller Farm
  • 2 choice from Detweiler Farm and Miller Farm

Mini Share

  • 1 cabbage (red or green) from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 acorn squash from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lb. red potatoes from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lb. sweet onions from Miller Farm
  • 1 choice from Detweiler Farm and Miller Farm

Recipes

Spicy Ground Beef and Butternut Squash.  Vegetarian?  Switch up the ground beef with lentils.

Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Pie.  Like pumpkin pie.  Gluten-free/grain-free crust.  This will be on my menu soon!

Butternut Squash Soup.  The recipe calls it the best, but isn't every other recipe you find on Pinterest the best?  Anyway, I am eating a version of this soup for lunch all week.  Most of my family doesn't care for butternut squash soup, so when I make it it's mostly mine.  My win!  I say I am eating a version of this because I used this recipe as my guide.  I cooked a whole squash and pureed it...didn't measure.  I didn't have leeks or red onions so I sauteed sweet onion along with the apple.  I don't have any chicken broth on hand, so I skipped it and just used a little water to thin it at the end.  And I used nut milk in place of the cream.  It's still delicious even with all the changes.  I like a little hard cheese sprinkled on top of my squash soup, too.

Cabbage, Potato, and Sausage Soup

Warm Red Cabbage with Cranberries, Goat Cheese, and Almonds

Chinese 4-Ingredient Fried Cabbage.  Quick and easy.

Amazing Roasted Cabbage Soup.  The roasting adds depth of flavor.  Even cabbage-haters like this.

Roasted Red Cabbage with Lemon and Garlic

Cranberry Apple Acorn Squash

Kohlrabi Gratin with Mushrooms.  Switch up the oyster mushrooms with baby bellas or white button.  It calls for a few kohlrabi, but you have that many in one package!

Kale and Kohlrabi Salad

Kohlrabi and Apple Salad.  I shared this recipe a while ago.  My daughter made it this week at my request, since she won't eat kohlrabi salad.  It was delicious.  She left out the walnuts (I'm not sure why), and it was just as good.  Those of us who like slaw loved this recipe, so I thought I would share it again.

Well, that's a wrap on this season.  To those of you who actually read my newsletters, thank you for putting up with my ramblings all season.  I'll see some of you in three weeks for the Winter Share.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Amy


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