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This Week's Share*

  • Baby Spinach (BRF)
  • Delicata Squash (BRF)
  • Beets (KbMG)
  • Carrots (KbMG)
  • Hakurei Turnips (KbMG)
  • Head Lettuce (KbMG)
  • Sweet Corn (KbMG)
  • Cauliflower or Romanesco (WMG)

Large shares also get:

  • Kale or Chard (WMG)
  • Napa 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.

What's Happening at Burnt Rock Farm

by Justin Rich

I can't claim to have a reliable idea what normal weather is for September, but I'm pretty sure we did not just experience it.  I entered September very dour about the state of our sweetpotato crop - they really like heat, which was in very short supply for much of the summer - but they have sized up far more than I've ever seen before in September.
Windrowing butternut squash to dry the stems.
The hot, dry weather made it pretty easy to get our big butternut squash and potato harvests done.  We are growing all of our squash and sweetpotatoes in a field 5 miles north of the home farm, so we've been shuttling flatbed trailers full of bins all month.  The butternut squash were absolutely gigantic this year (as you may have noticed last week at pickup).
Butternut trailer of cured butternut squash arrives at the barn ready for storage.
Our potato crop was great, considering how wet, cold, and miserable June was.  Planted, in early May, June 15 - July 15 is the most important time for potato growth, as they need consistent, moderate levels of water.  Since we experienced 10" of rain in June I was very concerned with nutrient deficiencies and diseases, but we kept such pestilence at bay and brought in a perfectly respectable crop of reds, golds, whites, and russets.  
Potatoes harvested and stacked in cold storage.
Shorter days have us scrambling a bit to plow under crop residues, and get fall cover crops seeded to protect the soil over the winter and feed our soil microbes.  The pace of things has definitely not slowed down over here yet, but listening to playoff baseball while seeding cover crops by headlights is a sign that this portion of the year is rapidly coming to a close.  
Wash station for the roots.
Soon, we will shift our focus to washing, packing, and delivering roots and squash, which keeps us busy until we fire up the greenhouse in March.  
Burnt Rock Farm
Huntington, VT
Fall is why tractors have lights!

Northridge Highland Beef for Sale

Friend of Muddy Boots, Hilary Mooney is once again offering her beef to Muddy Boots Members! Northridge Highland Farm is in Waitsfield off of East Warren Road. You can pick up the meat at the farm or Hiliary will deliver it to you!  Now that is service!

The meat is Scottish Highland Beef which is lean and very high in Omega-3 fatty acids.There are semi boneless ribeye, strip, groundbeef, some tenderloin and a couple of big briskets.
For more information, give Hilary a call at (802) 496-2131(H) (802) 962-COW 2 (C) or email her.

Hakurei Turnips

These pretty, golfball-sized orbs look more like a large radish than a turnip.  but wait!  If you are completely turned off because you don't like radishes or turnips, don't dismiss hakurei turnips until you give them a taste.  They are sweet, crispy and not the least bit bitter or spicy.
Hakurei Turnips can be eaten fresh or cooked.  When peeled, sliced and eaten raw they add a nice, sweet crunch to a salad. Or, try them alone.  Just shave them paper thin, fan out on a plate, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  They make a great little snack before dinner.

Hakurei Turnips get sweeter when they are cooked.  Quarter them and roast them in the over as you would with any root veggie.  Check out the recipe below for Buffalo Style Hakurei Turnips.  Delicious!

Hannah's Buffalo Style Turnips

from Kilpatrick Family Farm

Spiced Lentil Soup with Roasted Beets and Delicata Squash

from ProduceOnParade

Roasted Cauliflower and Ricotta Grandma Pie

from BonAppetit

I made this recipe on Friday night and it was delicious.  I made it with a whole head of romanesco and followed the recipe exactly. This isn't the chewy flavorful sourdough like crust that we have all been spoiled to expect thanks to places like American Flatbread.  Instead, the recipe is inspired by what a Long Island Grandma might make on Saturday nights.  

I don't know about that, but I can say that the pizza was delicious and the crust was very easy. and it makes a huge sheet pan of pizza.  When you check out the recipe you will see that they provide four different versions of this pizza, but I was focused on a recipe that would work with my romanesco from a couple of weeks ago and this fit the bill nicely.

Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad with Couscous

from AMummyToo
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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.
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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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