It's Week 2 of our Winter CSA Season. Just a reminder: we have a 3-week break between deliveries this time, resuming on January 9.
What's new at our farms this week? Let's see....We have seen the sun for two days in a row now!!! That is great news for the greenhouses at Harmony Grove Farm. Plants don't grow when it's cloudy and cold. Even when it is cold outside, the sun quickly warms our greenhouses and perks up the plants.
We are all dealing with lots of mud. With the warmer temps this month, the ground isn't frozen, but it's wet. So it's difficult to do much in the fields and woods that requires machinery. Some of us need to cut firewood, but it's too wet to drive trucks into the woods. Some still need to cut corn or beans...again, too wet. I have seen a meme recently that goes something like this: "You're a farmer?!? Cool! What do you raise?" I reply, "Mud. I raise mud." But freezing temps are coming soon.
There's not much else to report this time of year. We all keep very busy most days, but sometimes there isn't much to say about the routine chores.
- 1/2 pt. maple syrup from Philsons' Bushel and a Peck Farm
- 1 spaghetti squash from Detweiler Farm
- 1 lb. carrots from Detweiler Farm
- 1 red cabbage from Detweiler Farm
- 2 lb. potatoes from Detweiler Farm
- 1 lb. onions from Miller Farm
- 1 bag barese chard from Harmony Grove Farm
- 1 head lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
More variety is coming in January!
Maple Chai Tea Latte. I always use maple syrup or honey to sweeten my coffee and tea. You can make this with regular milk or a dairy-free alternative. Take some time to enjoy a special drink.
Maple Balsamic Pork Tenderloin. This would be delicious with chicken, too.
The Barese is like a cross between Swiss chard and bok choi. It would be a great fit for this Swiss Chard and Onion Fritatta.
Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Herbs. A vegetarian meal with crispy pine nuts.
Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms. Delicious!
Asian Quinoa Salad (with red cabbage and peanut sauce)
Your farmers at Northwest PA Growers Co-op want to wish you and your family happy holidays. May you enjoy peace and love and family this season.