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Box Contents – Week 27, 2017

Week 27: October 24 – October 26, 2017

Tuesday Classic Harvest Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Carrots
Beans
Kale
Lettuce
Mizuna
Parsnips
Peppers
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Radishes (organic)
Spaghetti Squash
Spinach
Swiss Chard
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Kale
Lettuce
Mizuna
Peppers
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Radishes (organic)
Spaghetti Squash
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Kale
Lettuce
Peppers
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Radishes (organic)
Spaghetti Squash
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
 

Tuesday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Carrots
Cauliflower
Lettuce
Peppers
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Spaghetti Squash
Spinach
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Carrots
Cauliflower
Lettuce
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Spaghetti Squash
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Carrots
Lettuce
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Spaghetti Squash
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
 
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
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Carrots
Beans
Kale
Lettuce
Mizuna
Parsnips
Peppers
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Radishes (organic)
Spaghetti Squash
Spinach
Swiss Chard
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Kale
Lettuce
Mizuna
Peppers
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Radishes (organic)
Spaghetti Squash
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Kale
Lettuce
Peppers
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Radishes (organic)
Spaghetti Squash
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
 

Wednesday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Carrots
Cauliflower
Lettuce
Peppers
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Spaghetti Squash
Spinach
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Carrots
Cauliflower
Lettuce
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Spaghetti Squash
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Carrots
Lettuce
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Spaghetti Squash
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
 
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
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Carrots
Beans
Kale
Lettuce
Mizuna
Parsnips
Peppers
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Radishes (organic)
Spaghetti Squash
Spinach
Swiss Chard
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Kale
Lettuce
Mizuna
Peppers
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Radishes (organic)
Spaghetti Squash
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Kale
Lettuce
Peppers
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Radishes (organic)
Spaghetti Squash
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
 

Thursday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Carrots
Cauliflower
Lettuce
Peppers
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Spaghetti Squash
Spinach
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Carrots
Cauliflower
Lettuce
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Spaghetti Squash
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
Red Delicious Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Carrots
Lettuce
Potatoes (Yukon Gold)
Spaghetti Squash
*BONUS Sugar Pumpkin*
 
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

As we pick up shares this week we are looking at the last weekend in October. It has been a fairly warm fall and we have all been so busy here at the farm. We will continue with all the farm fun activities this coming weekend and which will include our Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning. I hope that some of you will be able to make that date. Served with applesauce, it is one of my favorite breakfasts. To help you get into the spirit we will include a sugar pumpkin in the shares this week. They are great for baking, so roast the pumpkin as you would any other squash. If you enjoy pumpkin seeds you will find that sugar pumpkins have a higher ratio of seeds than most other varieties.

We will have spaghetti squash in the shares this week! This is the one that differs from all the rest. Spaghetti squash is rarely served on the sweet side, recipes are usually much more savory. The roasting directions can be the same, however in the featured recipe this week they offer a different method. Just poke holes in the squash and roast/bake for an hour for a 2 lb. spaghetti squash, adjusting time as necessary. Then cut the squash open, gently scoop out the seeds, and proceed with the recipe. This method eliminates cutting through that hard exterior, of course, the method is up to you.

Apples, apples, apples once again and the new variety this week will be the Red Delicious. Beautiful red with a cream colored interior. They are said to be good for applesauce, of course eating out of hand, and serving fresh in salads. The Red Delicious apple originated in Iowa in the 1870’s has been noted to be one of the 17 most popular varieties of apples in the United States. Only our farm variety can make me believe that statistic, ours are far from your average supermarket apple. Only you can decide. With some Jonagold mixed in you will be able to prepare any of your favorite recipes.

Yukon Gold potatoes are going to be in the shares this week. They are a favored potato for different reasons. They are still considered one of the best potatoes of choice for mashed potatoes. They requires less seasoning and less fat as they have a great natural flavor and a buttery texture naturally.
They are considered to be a good all-purpose potato that can be used for any cooking process.

It looks like the purple potatoes made a hit this week. Jennifer Niederhoffer and Ida Downing, prepared some great looking, simple recipes that are just a little more special because they are purple. Colleen Pedersen posted a beautiful apple pie. It looks like she had an apple cookie cutter that added that extra touch. I am thinking about making the pumpkin dog treats that she posted as well. With pumpkin in the shares I think the time is right. Until next week, enjoy the freshness and if you have a little time, keep in touch with jenn@alstedefarms.com , it is always a pleasure to hear from you. 

 

Recipes

  • Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti Squash
    From your share: 2 lb Spaghetti Squash From your kitchen: 2 T Olive Oil 2 Cups button mushrooms, chopped bite size 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped 1/4 c parmesan cheese grated From your garden: Handful of flat leaf parsley...
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
    Pumpkin seeds can be roasted and enjoyed plain or with several combinations of seasonings. Remove the pumpkin seeds from the pulp. Rinse and dry. Some flavoring combinations include: • Tossing with a bit of melted butter and salt before roasting...
  • Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars
    From your share: 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups apples, cored, peeled and chopped From your kitchen: 2 tbsp. butter 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 2 tbsp. flour 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tbsp. water 1/4 tsp salt Oatmeal Bars: 1/2...
  • Yukon Gold Potato Fans
    From your share: 4 Medium Yukon Gold Potatoes (russet potatoes will also work) From your kitchen: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 teaspoon Salt Preheat oven to 475° F. 2. Cut a thin slice off the bottom...
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