Crop Talk October 9, 2017
CSA Week 19

Newcomers to our CSA program may be unfamiliar with those big curved things. They're called neck pumpkins, but they're pretty similar to butternut squash. And they're huge: each one has enough meat for three or four pies and a couple of gallons of soup. You can turn them in a savory direction with onions and sage, or sweeten them with apples or pears.

Follow these links to recipes for long neck squash soup and long neck pumpkin pie .


Fall Roosteraunt schedule: During the month of October, the Roosteraunt is open daily from 11:00 to 3:00.

No more boxes! For the last two weeks of the season, shares will be packed in plastic bags. Please return all your empty bins to the farm so we can get them ready to fill next year. Thanks!

Week 19 Shares Include: butternut squash, broccoli, kale, peppers, sweet potatoes, apples.

One-time Seasonal Bonus: Each share includes 1 jack-o-lantern pumpkin and 1 neck pumpkin which you may pick any time between now and October 31, while supplies last. Please sign out your seasonal bonus on the CSA check-out sheet. Thanks
Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Our annual celebration of the great squash continues this weekend. Festivities include Tony M and the Roosteraunt Band, P-Rex shows, pig races, visits with the Pumpkin Princess visits, along with apples and pumpkins.

The festival continues every weekend through October 29.

Visit our website for more information.

Bonus Value this week: $17.60
Year-to- Date Bonus Value: $207.68

What is the YTD Bonus Value? Each week we total up the market value of the bonus pick-your-own items. The value to date includes 8 quarts of strawberries, two bags of spinach, four bundles of asparagus, three quarts of sweet cherries, a quart of tart cherries, two pints of black raspberries, 3 quarts of blackberries, 54 peaches, four nectarines, 30 apples, three bags of green beans, one bag of grapes, and six sunflowers.

Please note that bonus amounts do not carry over from week to week, and they are offered while supplies last. 

Wagon rides to the fields will start at 9:15 sharp and continue at the top of every the hour until 5:00. We update our Twitter @TheFarmerSays with the latest picking conditions, so be sure to follow us.

Group Site Members: 
Please remember that you must pick up your box on delivery day. All boxes contain perishable items that spoil easily, so any boxes that are not claimed within the designated pick-up window will be donated. Your host is not permitted to hold your box overnight.
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