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Box Contents – Week 30, 2017

Week 30: November 14, 2017 – November 16, 2017

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
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Arugula (organic)
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Collards
Kale
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Spinach
Acorn Squash (black)
Green Tomatoes
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Carrots
Collards
Kale
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Spinach
Acorn Squash (black)
Green Tomatoes
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Carrots
Kale
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Acorn Squash (black)
Green Tomatoes
 

Tuesday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Kale
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Green Tomatoes
Acorn Squash (black)
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Carrots
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Green Tomatoes
Acorn Squash (black)
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Carrots
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Green Tomatoes
Acorn Squash (black)
 
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
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Arugula (organic)
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Collards
Kale
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Spinach
Acorn Squash (black)
Green Tomatoes
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Carrots
Collards
Kale
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Spinach
Acorn Squash (black)
Green Tomatoes
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Carrots
Kale
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Acorn Squash (black)
Green Tomatoes
 

Wednesday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Kale
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Green Tomatoes
Acorn Squash (black)
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Carrots
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Green Tomatoes
Acorn Squash (black)
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Carrots
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Green Tomatoes
Acorn Squash (black)
 
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
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Arugula (organic)
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Collards
Kale
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Spinach
Acorn Squash (black)
Green Tomatoes
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Carrots
Collards
Kale
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Spinach
Acorn Squash (black)
Green Tomatoes
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Carrots
Kale
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Acorn Squash (black)
Green Tomatoes
 

Thursday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Kale
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Green Tomatoes
Acorn Squash (black)
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Carrots
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Green Tomatoes
Acorn Squash (black)
Pink Lady Apples
Winesap Apples
Apple Cider
Broccoli
Carrots
Peppers
Potatoes
Popcorn
Green Tomatoes
Acorn Squash (black)
 
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

It was so nice to see some of you today.  It was heartwarming to have such brave souls come out in the extreme cold weather to spend a little time with our team.  I love listening to everyone sharing ideas and it is always nice to be able connect names and faces.  It is important for us to hear your feedback as we are coming into our planning season.  If you could not be here at the farm today, please take a look at the survey that has been posted on Facebook and take a few minutes to send us your thoughts.

In years past I would often talk about the moon, the full moon to be exact.  This month it came a week earlier than we needed it.  This has been quite a crazy few days here at the farm due to this unseasonable, record challenging, snap.  The production team and anyone who could join in to help worked at harvest and covering crops that we need to save.  They would start very early in the morning and a little extra moonlight would have helped in the evening when they were working late.

Picking and bringing in the harvest will bring us some green tomatoes.  I am including a recipe that can be prepared and used quickly or it does include some simple canning directions that are easy to follow.  For some other ideas take a look in the index.  Fried green tomatoes were a favorite a few years ago and adding them to a BLT is one of my favorite recipes. 

We can thank the team for the apples in the shares this week.  We will have Pink Ladies I believe for the first time ever.  They are a cross between the Lady William and the Golden Delicious.  I learned today that they are considered one of the top five apples, I have read that in Australia they are number one. Bon Appetite has named the Pink Lady as one of the best apples for baking.  There are quite a few recipes for salads and sauce as well.     I hope that you will be pleased with this choice.  This is a tart juicy apple with a sweet finish.  Pink ladies are an elongated apple that is truly pink over a bright green base.  All of us here at the farm are enjoying them, hopefully you will too! Winesap apples will be in the shares again and they will keep in your refrigerator for quite a while or they can be added to most of your holiday recipes.

 Just one more week!  It is our last distribution and it is a short week.  Please take note that there are changes in the pick-up days. I have heard that along with planning for this share the team is thinking about your Thanksgiving share as well.  I am thinking about all the preparation and I am hoping to see your posts on Facebook.  If you have anything you would like me to post in the newsletter please send to jenn@alstedefarms.com.  Until next week, enjoy the freshness.

 

 

Recipes

  • Cheddar Broccoli and Chicken, Stuffed Baked Potatoes
    From your share: 3 russet potatoes, washed and dried 2 cups cooked broccoli From your kitchen: 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons salted butter 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 1/4 cup low fat milk 1/2 teaspoon garlic...
  • Green Tomato Hot Dog Relish
    From the share: 1 quart chopped green tomato 1 large green pepper, chopped From the kitchen: 1 large sweet white onion, chopped 2 tablespoons canning salt 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 1 teaspoon celery salt 4 whole cloves...
  • Roasted Delicata Squash
    From your share: 1 Acorn, Delicata, or Spaghetti Squash, any size From your kitchen: 1/2 cup quinoa 1 cup vegetable broth 1 cup spinach, chopped 2 tbsp. vegan butter 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. pecan, chopped 2 tbsp. dried...
  • Apple Chips
    CSA member Crystal Lynn posted the directions for these Apple Chips on Facebook. The recipe should work well with the Pink Lady apples. Apple Chips I just sliced the whole apple really thin and cut out the core on any...
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