Weekly Share September 18th – 24th

Red Potatoes
Mustard Greens
Verona Saladette Tomatoes
Anaheim, Cubanelle, Seyrek Peppers
Radish or Salad Turnip
Salad Mix or Arugula

Well it is beginning to really feel like Fall, with the nights getting cooler and the days getting decidedly shorter and our greenhouse is emptying out slowly but surely. Our outdoor crops for Fall and Winter are mostly seeded or transplanted and should be finished up this week. We are beginning to clear space in our high tunnels for winter greens, roots, and salad crops; which will be planted over the next month. So lots of planting left and the fields are beginning to look full again. Most of our fall crops look good and are growing well, although we had some failed seedings last month. Carrots will be the one crop we will not see until November, as our initial seedings of them failed and got too weedy to manage. Our seeding last week was successful though so we will have carrots and will continue seeding in our tunnels to grow over the winter. There is nothing better than winter carrots and spinach. Right now though the greens, beets and winter radishes are going strong and getting big.
This week’s share is great for making braises, stews, curries, and more. We have included a few mustard recipes, as these seem to be some of the hardest for CSA members to cook. We love them, as they have so much robust flavor and do really well cooked with lots of spices and some good fat to round out the sharpness of the greens, such as with a traditional saag or masala where they can be paired with potatoes. The verona tomatoes are wonderful raw in a salad; but also fabulous cooked. Using just a few with some braised okra or in sauteing peppers and greens. Check out the recipes below and enjoy the share….Autumn & Brian

Tomato & Egg Stir-Fry with Sauteed Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens Saag Paneer (use some arugula, turnip greens, and more mustards to replace the spinach)

Potato, Arugula, & Green Peppers with Tomatoes

Feta and Radish Toasts

Apple, Turnip, & Sumac Salad

Okra Stew with Meat

Indian Spicy Sauteed Okra & Green Peppers

Aloo Bhindi

Okra Salad with Black Vinegar

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