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Final CSA Pickup Week

Posted 10/30/2017 11:42am by John and Aimee Good.

Final CSA Pickup . . .

This is the final week of CSA pickups for the 2017 season, Tuesday October 31st through Saturday November 4th. We hope you enjoyed this bountiful season! We will have member surveys and renewal information for the 2018 season coming out shortly!  

The farm is "greening" up again, just in time for winter. On the right of the farm road, we have a nice patch of strawberries for next spring. The tall grasses behind the berries are healthy green cover crops, including oats, wheat, and clover.  These cover crops will protect the soil from erosion all winter long, and then be plowed under as "green manure" in the spring, to feed the wakening soil microbes and provide fertility for next year's vegetable crops.

THE HARVEST: Your Share may include the following items(subject to change):

Kale

Yellow onions

Garlic

Sweet bell & Italian peppers

Butternut Squash-  Store at room temperature down to 50 degrees. Will keep for months. Great for soups, pies, breads, roasted, stuffed, etc. Check last week's recipes for pumpkin pie recipe, made with butternut squash.

Carrots - lots! The carrots did amazingly well this fall. So we had bulk amounts for you last week, and even more this week. These are storage carrots, and will keep for a long time, properly stored. Store in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your fridge, or packed in damp sand in a bucket or other container in a cold place, like a garage or basement, where it will not freeze.

Potatoes - Store in a cool dry place. Not necessary to refrigerate, and flavors are best if kept around 50 degrees.

Sweet Potatoes - Store in a cool dry place. Not necessary to refrigerate, and flavors are best if kept around 50-60 degrees.

Celeriac- also called Celery root. Funny looks, but great taste! Peel and dice for soups. Layer with potatoes and turnips for a gratin dish. Mash with potatoes. Celeriac is an excellent storage root and will keep for a long time. Store in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer or in sand as carrots, above.

Parsnips - a sweet white carrot shaped root. Like a cross between a carrot and a potato. My favorite - maple-glazed parsnips - check recipe in next email.

Leeks - a creamy mild onion. Slice thinly entire white portion. Greens can be used for broth or discarded. Excellent for soups, pasta dishes, quiche, roasted, etc. Potato-leek soup is the classic favorite.

Cabbage - red, green, savoy or Napa - an excellent keeper. Store in a loose or perforated bag in the fridge, up to several months. Great for winter slaws, soups, roasted, cabbage rolls, taco toppings, and more. Also, check out recipe for homemade sauerkraut in a jar - easy, delicious, and so good for you!

Upick at the farm: mostly done! Still some herbs and flowers hanging on.

*COOPERATIVE SHARES: Fruit, bread, cheese, egg shares this week! Please check off your name on the sign-in sheet and retrieve your shares from the cooler. Please ask if you need help!

 

WILD FOR SALMON will be at the farm on Tuesday October 31st from 1-6:30 pm, and they will be taking "day-of" sales as well as pre-orders. 

 

*NEED TO CHECK CSA PICK-UP or U-pick TIMES AND/OR LOCATIONS? Click on the link below.

http://www.goodfarmcsa.com/pickup-hours

 

Any questions? Please reply to this email. We will respond within 1-2 days, during the busy farming season!

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

www.goodfarmcsa.com

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

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The Good Farm is a certified organic farm raising vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs for over 200 "farm share" members. Farmers John and Aimee Good specialize in providing the best quality and most flavorful varieties of the vegetables you love to eat- the staples! We have happy members - over 70% return every year!

 

Our customers say they eat healthier, feel better, save money, become inspired cooks, and even lose weight by joining the farm. Experience the joy of putting a delicious meal on the table by your own two hands. It's easy when the ingredients are this fresh and this good.

 

Support a type of farm that you can believe in; the kind you imagined as a child; where people pick the produce by hand, the soils are thriving, and the fields are full of life.

 

Become a CSA member today, it's the gift to yourself that keeps giving back! 

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8112 Church Rd.
Germansville, PA 18053
484-262-0675
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