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Box Contents – Week 29, 2017

Week 29: November 7, 2017 – November 9, 2017

Please RSVP for our CSA Meet and Greet this Saturday…

To our CSA members – now you can order your locally raised holiday turkey!  Learn more…

Tuesday Classic Harvest Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Arugula (organic)
Basil (Greenhouse Grown)
Beans
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Carrots
Kale
Mizuna
Parsnips
Peppers
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Arugula (organic)
Beans
Broccoli
Carrots
Mizuna
Parsnips
Peppers
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Arugula (organic)
Beans
Broccoli
Mizuna
Parsnips
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
 

Tuesday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Basil (Greenhouse Grown)
Beans
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Lettuce
Parsnips
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Broccoli
Carrots
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Broccoli
Carrots
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese 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
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Arugula (organic)
Basil (Greenhouse Grown)
Beans
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Carrots
Kale
Mizuna
Parsnips
Peppers
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Arugula (organic)
Beans
Broccoli
Carrots
Mizuna
Parsnips
Peppers
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Arugula (organic)
Beans
Broccoli
Mizuna
Parsnips
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
 

Wednesday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Basil (Greenhouse Grown)
Beans
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Lettuce
Parsnips
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Broccoli
Carrots
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Broccoli
Carrots
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese 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
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Arugula (organic)
Basil (Greenhouse Grown)
Beans
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Carrots
Kale
Mizuna
Parsnips
Peppers
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Arugula (organic)
Beans
Broccoli
Carrots
Mizuna
Parsnips
Peppers
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Arugula (organic)
Beans
Broccoli
Mizuna
Parsnips
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
 

Thursday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Basil (Greenhouse Grown)
Beans
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Lettuce
Parsnips
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Broccoli
Carrots
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese Pumpkin
Granny Smith Apples
Jonagold Apples
Apple Cider
Beans
Broccoli
Carrots
Purple Potatoes
Spinach
Cheese 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

With October and Halloween in the past, we set our sights on the next holidays. Is there a magazine cover or food article that is not talking about Thanksgiving? Some boast about the best recipes of the past and it seems that many are trying to refresh and revive old recipes to make them work with our updated diets and trends. This share will help you to do some early preparation and you may want to try some new recipes for this year’s holiday table as well.

The variety of apple this week will be the Granny Smith. This is one of the favored and most popular applesfor baking, cooking, pies, and of course eating fresh and out of hand. The apple is loved and easily recognized for its light green skin, crisp, juicy fruit, and of course they are tart. This is an old apple that is named after Maria Anne Smith who found a chance seedling on her property in Australia in 1868.

Granny Smith are not recommended for sauce, don’t worry, Jonagold apples will be along this week as well
and they are the perfect variety for that preparation.

I think this may be the first time ever for a “Cheese Pumpkin” to be in our shares. They are named for their look. The pale orange color and squat round shape resembles a wheel of cheese. On the inside however the flesh is a dense, deep orange, and less stringy by comparison to other pumpkin, it is much more like butternut squash. It is perfect for preparing pie. It can be roasted much the same as any of the other fall squash. If roasting on its own, it is recommended that a little water be added to the baking pan so that it does not dry out or burn as it is larger than most squash. You may find that you don’t even need to puree this pumpkin when preparing it for other recipes.

I am including a recipe that has been referred to as an arts and crafts project, probably because of its beautiful table presence. Choose a pan that is oven to table. It will help the pumpkin to hold its shape. Baking on a sheet (with sides) is possible however the presentation at the table will not be as picturesque. Vary the recipe as you like. Use cooked rice instead of bread for a risotto like filling. Add greens such as spinach and kale even beans or peas and eliminate meat for vegetarian diets. Eliminate cheese and cream and add broth, nuts, and seeds for a Vegan dish. The choice is yours.

Has everyone been watching and reading all the Facebook Posts? Maggie and the team have been very busy, there is so much going on! I am not sure what is first so I will start with the Feedback Survey that is so important to us, Turkey orders, Enrollment for the Holiday Share, and Enrollment for next year. I have been reading comments, you can send comments to jenn@alstedefarms.com or even better I hope to see all of you next Saturday at the Fall Meet and Greet so that we can chat in person. Until next week, enjoy the freshness.

 

 

Recipes

  • Roasted Parsnips Salad
    From your share: 3 large parsnips, peeled and cut into sticks 1 apples, cut into matchsticks 4-5 handfuls of arugula and/or mizuna From your kitchen: 4 ounces diced pancetta 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ tablespoon kosher salt 1/4 cup grated...
  • Easy Ways to Cook Green Beans
    Green beans respond better to boiling than to steaming. A pound of beans in a standard steamer will not cook evenly. Boiling is simpler – just add the beans and cook until tender – and permits the addition of salt...
  • Parsnips and Carrots with Orange Sauce
    From your share: 1 pound parsnips, peeled; halved lengthwise, and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick pieces 1 pound scrubbed carrots, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick From your kitchen: pieces 2 cups water 2/3 cup fresh orange juice 1/4 teaspoon...
  • Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good
    From your share: 1 cheese pumpkin From your kitchen: Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/4 lb. stale bread thinly sliced and cut into 1/2” chunks 1/4 lb. Gruyere, Emmenthal, or Cheddar or a combination cut into ½“chunks 2-4 cloves garlic...
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