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Just TWO weeks remain in the Fall CSA.

This Week's Share*

  • Yellow Onions (BRF)
  • Sweet Potatoes (BRF)
  • Garlic (BRF)
  • Salad Greens (KbMG)
  • Parsnips (KbMG)
  • Sweet Peppers (KbMG)
  • Head Lettuce (WMG)
Large Shares Also Get:
  • Leeks (WMG)
  • Green Cabbage (WMG)
BRF-Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington • KbMG Kingsbury Market Garden, Warren • WMG Wood's Market Garden, Brandon
*The shares are tentative and subject to change depending on how the harvest goes, weather conditions, etc.
Just a reminder that if you can't pick up your share during our regular hours, you can submit a Share Hold Request Form and Megan will pack it up for you  to pick up on Thursday!
Share Hold Request Form

What's Happening at Kingsbury Market Garden


by Aaron Locker

By this time every year all that left to do is everything I've put off for the last few months.  A little snow is a great motivator. 
 It seems like every season the winter comes a little later. I wish I could say that I was better prepared for it. Instead I scratch my head and wonder how I ever got it done when it came a month earlier. But, we are making progress and here is some proof.
Carrots and Parsnips ready for storage.
Milled dandelion root.
Chipped Chicory
Tulsi cut for tea.

Bulk Storage Veggies - Order by November 13 at 10am!


You should have received a couple of emails about our annual Bulk Winter Veggie Sale.  This is your chance to stock up for the winter.  All veggies will need to be preordered this year so keep an eye out for info on pricing and how to order.

Here is what is available:

  • Potatoes (three different types)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Beets
  • Butternut, Delicata and Acorn Squash
  • Garlic
  • Kapoor Tulsi Tea
Order Bulk Veggies

Storing Winter Veggies

We have quite a bit of info on our website about storing root vegetables and winter squash.  

Thanksgiving Dessert Tarts and Cheese Platters

This year the Mad River Taste Place is offering Thanksgiving Tarts and Rugelach from Green Rabbit Bakery as well as appetizer cheese platters carefully curated by their expert Cheese Monger, Mary Tuthill. 
If you haven't been to the Taste Place yet, you should definitely check it out.  It is located in the old People's Bank building in the Mad River Green Shopping Center.  The space is stunning and the selection of Vermont cheeses, beers, hard ciders and other locally made provisions is impressive and growing every day. Stop by for a classic ploughman's lunch of cheese, charcuterie and bread along with a Lawson's Sip of Sunshine.
Thanksgiving orders must be in by November 17th. Call Mary Tuthill (496-3165) or stop by the Taste Place which is open Thursday through Monday.

Head Lettuce


It seems like head lettuce is needing some love these days. The trade box is a great indicator for us on which veggies are the least popular. Last week the trade box was overflowing with beautiful butter lettuce. If you put your head lettuce into the trade box, you may have missed out on an awesome meal this past week!

True, head lettuce isn't as convenient as washed and bagged salad greens. But, in less that 5 minutes you can fix that barrier.
 

Give it a quick clean

Just remove the stem-end/core and the leaves will fall apart.  Fill a large bowl with cold water and swish around the leaves dislodging any dirt. Carefully lift the leaves out of the bowl of water, set them on a clean dry towel and rinse the bowl.  If it seems like there is a lot of sand in the bottom of the bowl, you might want to repeat the rinse process again.

Dry and store it

Now, you want to carefully dry the leaves removing as much moisture as possible - moisture is the enemy and will substantially reduce the "shelf-life" of the lettuce. You can dry the leaves by gently rolling them in a tea towel to wick off the excess moisture or you can put them in your salad spinner if you have one. Don't tear the leaves until you are ready to use them.  Instead put the whole, clean leaves into a zipped plastic bag along with a quarter folded sheet of paper towel to absorb excess moisture.
 

Do what you can't do with baby lettuce

Here are a couple of ideas to get you started!
Check out this video for making delicious Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Try to wrap a baby arugula leaf around the ground chicken filling - sometimes you just need big lettuce leaves!
With all of the amazing flavors in mesclun, we tend to keep the dressings simple so they don't compete with the greens.  But, with head lettuces, you can go with a more prominent dressing and bolder accompaniments such as this Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachios and Orange Creme Fraîche Dressing

Parsnip Spice Cake with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

from Epicurious.com

Stuffed Red Peppers With Potato Mash

from WashingtonPost.com

Sweet Potatoes with Cuban-Style Beef Picadillo

from Epicurious.com
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Member Feedback

Anonymous or not...your choice.  Or, if you prefer, call Robin at 496-3567 or email me.  If you got shorted on your share for whatever reason and you are not happy with the substitution, please leave your name on the feedback sheet at pick-up OR call or email Robin.  We will try our best to make things right.
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Pick-Up Information

When, Where and How

  • Pick-up is at the Kingsbury Farm just north of the iron bridge on Route 100 in Warren.  When you pull into the driveway, go past the barn and the house.  The pick-up area is in the wash house which is on the right-hand side of the building that is perpendicular to the house. 
  • You may pick-up your share on Wednesdays between noon and 6:30pm. 
  • Bring a bag or box - you will need it to put all of your goodies in. If you aren't heading right home after pick-up, bring a cooler to make sure that everything stays fresh - especially when it is really hot or really cold.
  • Check your name off of the list so we know that you have picked up your share.
  • Look on the large chalk board to see which items you should be taking for your share. Be sure you are looking at your share size and then methodically work your way around the semi-circle.  If you do this, the lightest, most crushable items should be at the top of your bag.
Learn More About How pick-Up Works

Share Holding Service

If you are unable to pick-up your share during regular hours


We can pack and Hold Your Share  If you are not able to pick-up your share between 12 noon and 6:30 pm on Wednesday, we can pack and hold it for you to be picked up on Thursday morning BEFORE NOON.  We need to receive your request before 5:30 pm on pick-up day.  Here is the Hold Request Form.
 
Early Pick-Up  The morning of pick-up day is a busy one.  Trucks from the other farms along with bread deliveries are all going on while we are setting up the washhouse for pick-up day.  Please don't stop by the farm early to try and pick-up your share.  If you need to pick-up your share early, submit a Hold Request Form by Tuesday afternoon requesting early pick-up.  Your share will be ready for pick-up at 11am.  Sorry, we cannot provide shares earlier than 11am and we cannot provide your share early if you do not complete a Share Hold Request form.
 
Share Hold Request Form

Pick-Up Reminder Services

Get an email reminder around noon on Wednesday!


Life can get busy and sometimes it is easy to forget about the share pick-up.  If you would like a mid-day share pick-up reminder emailed to you on Wednesday just complete the Weekly Pick-Up Reminder form.  You will receive an email reminder around noon on pick-up days.  We hope that this helps. 
 
Request Weekly Email Pick-Up Reminder

Get a Text Reminder at 4pm on Wednesday


To sign up, text EZFFQ85352 to 313131.  You can quit at any time by replying STOP to one of the text reminders.
 
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