Fall Share No. 2 – 2013 Season

I have not typed up a newsletter for this share yet. Dela and I have been scrambling all week to keep vegetables covered and protected against cold weather. Harvesting has been very cold, muddy, wet and slow. Much fall work is being done outside, too, before the ground freezes. We were up until 4 a.m. Thursday getting the first of the deliveries ready for today. 

Following is a list of this share's vegetables. It is large again, 21 items. Please take a box AND a brown paper grocery sack for your share. Here's the list:

  • Small bundle of thyme (suspend near your stove with other dried herbs and crinkle into dishes as needed) Brussel's sprouts (about 3/4 lb.)
  • Cutting celery (smaller, heirloom variety, but very flavorful; dry the leaves and crinkle into soups)
  • Bundle of beets
  • Leaf lettuce mix (you will need to rinse it in a colander; very delicate varieties; best if washed just before use in salads so as not to hasten deterioration)
  • Spicy greens mix (includes arugula, Asian kale, baby bok choi)
  • Bright Lights Chard (in spinach family; try our son Micah's Yummy Chard Pie in the A to Z cookbook)
  • Green tomatoes (pickle, batter and fry, or use in a pie)
  • buttercup squash
  • collards
  • kale
  • bok choi
  • white turnips
  • onions
  • Red Norland potatoes (about 5 lbs.)
  • Dela's spiced crab apples from our tree
  • Dela's salsa from our vegetables
  • gift of cream cheese from our goat milk; thaw and use as spread, or on salad, or in pasta dish, or with scrambled eggs
  • a bar of Dela's goat milk soap (made with olive oil and other vegetable oils, herbs, flowers, essential oils - no animal fat)
  • carrots
  • garlic 

Call or email us if you have any questions. Thanks so much for your support. Fall/winter shares you purchased, with soap sales, meat sales, preserved vegetable sales, book sales, help us get through winter months and cover many start-up expenses for the following spring's land rent, seed purchases and planting. We appreciate you all. Thanks again.