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WSCSA Fall Pickup #7 - Tuesday, October 23

Posted 10/22/2018 9:51pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

These veggies will be on the truck tomorrow:

  • Honeynut Squash
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Bok Choy
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
Fruit Share: 
  • Macoun Apples
  • Asian Pears

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts

brussels sprouts

I'm always excited to see Brussels sprouts on the CSA packing list, but there is some work involved to pull them off the stem. Why not go the extra mile and pull individual leaves? It will be worth it for this super tender, caramelized stir-fry. 


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

We're looking for volunteers for the 2pm-4pm slot this week. With the summer/fall season winding down, not many volunteer shifts remain. If you haven't had a chance to sign up for your volunteer shifts yet, please be sure to do so here. All summer members must complete 2 shifts, and fall members must complete 1 shift.  Please note that failure to fulfill your volunteer requirement will result in a charge of $100 per missed shift.  

Our 11/20 Market Day is now open! 

We're excited to have Lewis Waite Farm and City Saucery meat, fish, dairy, bread, pantry items and tomato sauces available for our November Market Day! In addition, during pickup on November 20th, one of our Core Committee members Daniel Miron will be selling his homemade jams and preserves!

SUBMIT YOUR MARKET DAY ORDER HERE

Orders and payments are due by November 7th. Pickup will occur at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, between 4-8pm.

Cheers,
The WSCSA Core Committee  


NEWS FROM THE FARM

farmers at work

This morning as I write this it is a balmy 34 degrees with snow flurries on the hilltops surrounding Norwich. This week our low will be in the mid to lower 20s and high in the upper 40s. 

The race is on now to hopefully both mature some of the late planted storage crops or ones replanted due to flooding and harvest them before any deep snow arrives. This week we are cleaning summer vegetables from fields and high tunnels as well as plant high tunnels for spring harvest. We will plant onions, leeks, spinach and lettuce. We have almost filled our on-site storage so looking at off site storage too.

Vegetable of the Week: Carrots
The taken for granted carrot is one of the hardest crops to grow organically as the seed germinates very slowly and cannot be transplanted so is very weed sensitive. Carrots come in many shapes and sizes from the round Parisian types to the almost triangular Chantenay types. They come in a variety of colors from the almost white to the dark purple that is almost black. I was introduced to the Kyoto type carrot by Gramercy Tavern Chef Michael Anthony which is red and when cooked has an incredible flavor and luster. Also, chef Dan Barber made an incredible steak out of a huge carrot that was exquisite. Carrots are best in flavor in the fall and after a few frosts which makes them sweeter and more flavorful.

Thank you, 
Norwich Meadows Farm


If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please don't hesitate to let us know by emailing us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com!

 

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