Weekly Share October 2nd – 8th

Collard Greens
Bibb Lettuce
Escarole or Frisee
Cubanelle & Large Aji Dulce Peppers
Italian & Middle Eastern Eggplant
Plum or Sauce Tomatoes

We have a busy few weeks ahead of us organizing and prepping for our fall farm supper next Sunday and processing our Fall batch of broiler chickens the following week. We are looking forward to the more typical Fall weather setting in with cool overnight temperatures; but are desperately in need of some rain (hopefully it will not come during the farm supper), so we continue to water our crops as much as possible; but its not really enough. We have so many successions of lettuces, chicories, greens, roots, etc. that it is really difficult to get them all that they need. This morning got to a low of 40degrees; which signals the descent of the basil crop, as it does not thrive when temperatures get below 50degrees and our stand has had a long season, it is looking a bit tired. We are including a small amount in each share paired with flat leaf parsley, a few tomatoes, and basil for a last hurrah of Summer. Chicories have returned; which makes us really happy. We look forward to making a ceaser style salad with the escarole and with the frisee, a poached egg and bacon salad for breakfast. Included in the recipes below is a fabulous stuffed escarole dish, great in this cooler weather. Try sautéing some minced eggplant to add to the stuffing or serve stuffed escarole with a side of fried eggplant. They make a delicious combination. Broccoli and collard greens are also included in the share, meaning Fall has truly arrived. Have a great week and enjoy the share….Brian and Autumn
Stuffed Escarole “ Scarolla Imbottita”
Eggplant Risotto with Tomatoes and Basil
Baked Eggplant Marinara with Basil
Spiced Collard Greens With Bacon And Eggs
Roasted Broccoli With Almonds and Cardamom (Malai Broccoli)
Grilled Eggplant And Greens With Spiced Yogurt
Italian Sausage With Broccoli And Collards (Or Kale)
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