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Box Contents – Week 24, 2017

Week 24: October 3 – October 5, 2017

Tuesday Classic Harvest Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Cilantro
Kale
Lettuce
Peppers
Radishes
Spinach
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
Leeks
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Kale
Lettuce
PeppersRadishes
Spinach
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Kale
Lettuce
Pepper
Spinach
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
 

Tuesday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Lettuce
Peppers
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
Spinach
Cabbage
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Lettuce
Peppers
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
Spinach
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Corn
Lettuce
Peppers
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
Spinach
 
Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce.

Wednesday Classic Harvest Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Cilantro
Kale
Lettuce
Peppers
Radishes
Spinach
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
Leeks
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Kale
Lettuce
PeppersRadishes
Spinach
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Kale
Lettuce
Pepper
Spinach
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
 

Wednesday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Lettuce
Peppers
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
Spinach
Cabbage
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Lettuce
Peppers
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
Spinach
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Corn
Lettuce
Peppers
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
Spinach
 
Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce.

Thursday Classic Harvest Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Cilantro
Kale
Lettuce
Peppers
Radishes
Spinach
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
Leeks
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Kale
Lettuce
PeppersRadishes
Spinach
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Kale
Lettuce
Pepper
Spinach
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
 

Thursday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Lettuce
Peppers
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
Spinach
Cabbage
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Lettuce
Peppers
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
Spinach
MacIntosh Apples
Red Gala Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Corn
Lettuce
Peppers
Plum Tomatoes
Potatoes
Spinach
 
Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce.

Helpful information about herbs you received can be found here: Your 2017 CSA Herb Garden

Helpful information on share contents can be found in the Produce Information Booklet

Culinary Expert Jenn“Food For Thought” by Jennifer Borealo

Last week we were looking for anything cold. This week we want anything hot. It seems that my “go to” is apple cider for both temperatures. So refreshing when needed and so warming when steaming hot. Can you resist when cider is releasing an aroma of fall spice scents, I can’t! if you are looking for ways to continue using apple cider be sure to use some when starting apple sauce, I always cook my apples a bit (and then cool) when making apple pie and I start that with cider. There are recipes in the index using cider with pork roast or pork chops. Kim De Maria posted a recipe on Facebook for Sauerkraut and Polish Sausage that looked like a keeper. Prepared in the crockpot makes it convenient and Kim says that she has prepared this recipe many times before. If you choose to freeze some cider take a little out of the container to allow for expansion. When you defrost strain the cider before serving.

We will have apples again. I believe it will have Gala apples as they are a variety we have had before that is in abundance here at the farm. McIntosh is a late September apple that is considered to be all-purpose. It is the apple that I remember the most growing up. They are best for eating out of hand and they are good for sauce. They are not recommended for baking or pie however there are some who say they do work for both.

This week our fields are producing beautiful cruciferous vegetables including cauliflower, broccoli,
and kale. High in fiber and nutrients, they have so many health benefits. They can assist with eye health as we age, helping to guard against cataracts and macular degeneration. Serving these vegetables
can also help to regulate blood pressure. Broccoli and the dark leafy greens can add calcium to your diet to help the maintenance of strong bones and the fight against osteoporosis. As the summer comes to an end we may realize that we had a little too much sun. Broccoli can be helpful as a detoxifying agent for our skin. As we look ahead the weather changes and the cold and flu season is coming upon us, broccoli will boost your immune system. If you have cauliflower and broccoli in your share prepare them together. I am including a recipe that we prepared at a “fresh discoveries” class this week. Broccoli and Apple soup is sure to keep the Dr. away. I was a skeptic and not sure about this recipe but I am sure you will find it to be delightful. Notice that it will use broccoli, apples, and of course cider from the share. It is a great lunch dish or appetizer soup. I hope you will give it a try.

Colleen Pedersen and Sue Barsnica both posted pictures of an Italian style soup that included Kale. Colleen used potatoes from the share, Sue used the pasta in the recipe. Either will work once again with this share. Continue to post and for those of you who would be prefer, send recipes and ideas to jenn@alstedefarms.com. I love hearing from you. Until next week, enjoy the freshness.

Recipes

  • Bill’s Broccoli-Cauliflower Fritters
    This recipe comes from Maggie’s dad, Bill Callahan. A family favorite! What you’ll need: From the share: 1 head of cauliflower 1 head of broccoli From your kitchen: 3 eggs 1 1/2 cup of flower (all purpose works, gluten free...
  • Apple Cider Braised Brisket
    From your kitchen: 2 tablespoons butter 1 (4-5 lb.) beef brisket, outer fat trimmed 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 yellow onions, cut into wedges 5 cloves garlic From your garden: 3 sprigs rosemary From your share: 3 cups...
  • Kale and White Bean Soup
    From your kitchen: 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 stalks celery, sliced 1 large onion, chopped kosher salt and black pepper 2 15.5-ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed 1 cup small soup pasta, such as tubettini, ditalini, or...
  • Broccoli Apple Soup Recipe
    From your share: 1 large bunch of broccoli (about 3 heads with stems) 1 good cooking apple (a non-tart apple such as Jonagold, golden delicious, McIntosh), peeled, cored, chopped From your kitchen: 3 Tbsp. butter 1 cup of thinly sliced...
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