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This Week's Share*

  • Sweet Potatoes (BRF)
  • Spinach (BRF)
  • Mesclun/Salad Greens (KbMG)
  • Chili Pepper Assortment (KbMG)
  • Strawberries (Yes, again!)  (WMG)
  • Cauliflower/Romanesco (WMG)

Large shares also get:

  • Onions (WMG)
  • Delicata (WMG)
BRF-Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington • KbMG Kingsbury Market Garden, Warren • WMG Wood's Market Garden, Brandon

Your share size for the fall is:
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With the rest of the Valley, we have been shaken to the core by the tragic and senseless loss of five bright and promising young adults of our community.  The rhythm of daily life has been rocked as we mourn, grieve, celebrate life and memorialize.  We encourage you to use our CSA Hold Service if you are not sure if you will be able to pick up your share on Wednesday.  Typically we hold shares until noon on Thursday, but if you need to get it later in the day, please just let us know on the form.

What's Happening at Kingsbury Market Garden

by Aaron Locker

When I first started doing this stuff some 20 years ago by the middle of October it was all about suffering. The first killing frost was a distant memory and mornings were spent waiting for the ground to thaw out enough to dig roots.
Tanya harvesting dandelion roots.  No need to bundle up even though it is mid-October!
Both dandelion greens and roots get harvested.  Each part of the plant is then dried separately in these large bins.
That scenario is literally a month later now and I can't really complain.  This October has been a breeze, luckily....  We pushed a lot more of our harvest into the fall this year and it is working out. We are pretty much done harvesting our fall roots, both vegetable and herb. 
Carrots get a turn in the barrel washer as do all root veggies.  The barrel is at a slight tilt so that as it turns the carrots get moved from the far end to the near end where they eventually land in the holding bin.  Water is sprayed as they move through the process and the wooded slats help dislodge the soil.  Simple and slick.
Carrots and parsnips ready for cold storage.
Fall greens are going strong and with a little luck we will have the place put to bed for the most part before the snow flys (hopefully in like another 3 weeks).
The last of the fall greens are coming along nicely under an ominous sky.

A Belated Welcome to Liz

I apologize for not introducing Liz sooner.  Many of you are already interacting with her during pick-ups asking questions like what in the heck is a watermelon radish and what should you do with it and getting tips from her on storing your produce.  
Liz recently moved here from Florida where she has lived most of her life.  I say she gets some brownie points just for that courageous feat - not many thin-blooded Floridians would have the guts to make that move.  But, Liz wanted her five year old daughter to grow up in a smaller community and live the wonderful life we enjoy every day.

On non-CSA days, Liz helps Aaron and Tanya harvest and process veggies.

Welcome Liz!

It's Clean Out Your Refrigerator Week!

It feels like it is about that time when you probably have produce in your 'fridge you don't even know is there and this week we should all make an effort to get that space under control so you have plenty of room for the last four weeks of the CSA.

Digging through my veggie bin and makeshift root cellar I found:

3 leeks
1 sorry looking bunch of kale
potatoes
5 beets
10 carrots
1 butternut squash
two watermelon radishes
3 onions

I bet you will find close to the same in your produce storage areas.  Here is how to tame the vegetable beast and eat well in the process.

Leek, Ham and Cheese Egg Bake

Make this cheesy breakfast dish this Sunday for a family brunch and you have eliminated the leeks and onions.  Serve it with home fries and your abundance of potatoes is reduced and you have a complete breakfast.  This recipe serves an army (OK a small one of 10 to 12) so Invite your neighbors over, serve with bloody mary's and call it a party.  Or, don't share and have it for lunches early in the week.

Sweet Roasted Butternut Squash and Greens Over Bow-Tie Pasta

If you have been a member in past years, you will be sensing some deja vu with this recipe because I think I include it every year - it is one of my favorites!  The recipe calls for escarole, but I have always made it with kale and the substitute works well - even if your kale is a little wimpy looking due to neglect.  

Roasted Veggies

Now what do you have left?  I am pretty sure that whatever it is, you will be able to roast the rest of the veggies.  Potatoes, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, winter squash, beets, parsnips, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, watermelon radishes and leeks - they will ALL work great in a roasted melange of vegetables.  

Maybe you are thinking that you don't want roasted veggies as a side dish for any of your dinners this week.  NO PROBLEM!  Roast up the veggies anyway and toss them into lunch salads along with a little chevre and some toasted walnuts - it makes a great fall lunch!

A few years ago when I had my radio show I had Andrea Chesman as a guest.  Andrea is a prolific cookbook writer and a great home cook.  Andrea shared some great tips for roasting veggies.
  • Make sure you have a hot oven (425 degrees works well).
  • Cut all of the veggies roughly the same size so they all cook at the same pace.
  • Be generous with the oil.  If you want crispy, caramelized veggies, oil is needed to make that happen.  Olive oil works well, but canola oil is even better because it has a higher smoke point.
  • Use parchment paper to prevent the veggies from sticking to the pan.
  • Don't crowd the pan or the vegetable will steam instead of roast.  make sure the veggies are in a single layer and try to make sure they aren't touching each other. 
  • When the veggies are almost done, you can drizzle them with a flavoring agent such as maple syrup, boiled cider or pomegranate molasses.  This will add another dimension to the veggies.
  • Toss the cut veggies in oil and a generous amount of salt and some pepper.
  • Turn the veggies halfway through cooking (after 15 minutes).
  • Roast for 30 minutes or until the veggies start to turn crispy brown.

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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 7pm. 
  • 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 7 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 6pm on pick-up day.  Here is more info on how it works.
 
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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