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The Cultivator
Using the Bountiful Harvest
The CobraHead Newsletter
November 2015
Hello, Friends of CobraHead,
Geoff's on the road as we put this newsletter together, so we'll fill in for him.  In this issue of our newsletter, we talk about putting up the harvest. Growing the food may be the easy part. What to do with it when it's ready to eat or store can be challenging. We share several things we are doing to use up the bounty.
In this issue, Judy shows off twice. First with an overview of the product Kraut Source, a sauerkraut making device that is a truly useful set up for making quart jars of fermented whatever. It doesn't have to be just cabbage, anymore. Judy also shares a recipe for squash medallions using a sage garnish.
In addition, we're offering our newsletter subscribers 10% off everything at our website store between now and December 31.  Free shipping in the U.S.  Use the coupon code holiday15 to get your discount.  See all of our gardening products here.   
Do you have any interesting harvest storage ideas? Drop us a line at
Happy gardening and happy holidays,
Noel and Judy

Three Ferments

Judy's making sauerkraut and she has a neat new gadget to help in the the process.  Read about it: 

Squash and Sage

We have an abundance of small squash.  Here's a tasty side of roasted butternut garnished with crunchy sage leaves.

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Here's a holiday offer to our newsletter readers from CobraHead: 10% off everything in our web store. Use this code at checkout: holiday15

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We will ship through December 23rd.  But after December 18th orders may not arrive before Christmas.

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If you have gardening friends or if you know potential gardeners who might be interested in CobraHead and what we have to say about gardening and eating, please to them. 

It is the mission of CobraHead to help people grow their own food and to provide exceptional products and services to all gardeners.  We try hard to "walk the walk" when it comes to issues of sustainability and in deciding what is best for ourselves and the environment as we grow our little company.  We've chosen to make our tools locally, here in Wisconsin, and we think that bigger is not necessarily better.  Gardening might just be earth's great hope, and in any case it's a great hobby.

Here's a holiday offer to our newsletter readers from CobraHead: 10% off everything in our web store. Use this code at checkout: holiday15  

Thank you,
Noel, Judy, Geoff and Anneliese
The CobraHead Team
In This Issue
Ferminting in Quarts
Tasty Squash Medallions
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T he promise of a truly warm winter is being tested as we write this. Nights in the teens and snow are here, at least for a while. I didn't put up a fall hoop house, which could be considered a mistake as until now we've barely had any freezing temperatures. We could have enjoyed fresh carrots, beets and greens for quite a while into the winter, but since our harvest has been so productive I won't miss not having the extended growing season. We really have more food than we can handle.
We have most of the crops harvested. There are still leeks and Brussels sprouts, in the ground, but just about everything else has been taken out of the garden and canned, frozen, dried, fermented, refrigerated or just stacked up where there is room. I've got the garden beds mostly covered with leaves and when winter finally does come, the garden will be ready.
We had winners of $50 gift certificates. We solicit e-mails at trade shows for our newsletter and offer a gift certificate as an inducement. Recent winners were Karen Hayes, Mother Earth News  Fair in Topeka; and Darla and Jerry Scott, International Master Gardeners Conference in Council Bluffs. Congratulations!

We'd like to remind all our readers that we love to grow our own food and to help others do the same. We post articles about food growing and cooking with home grown food on our website blog, and we almost always have a discussion or several going on about food and growing on our Facebook page. You can help us spread the word by forwarding this newsletter to a friend and if you have any gardening questions, drop us a note. If we can't help you we'll find someone who can.
Lastly, we wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a good upcoming holiday season. We're offering 10% off all CobraHead shopping on our website. Just use the code
holiday15 at checkout to get your discount.
Thanks for reading our newsletter.
Noel and the CobraHead Team
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