Crop Talk September 25, 2017
CSA Week 17

This week's winter squash is named for a pasta because its meat comes out in long, noodle-like strands. Most people roast spaghetti squash and then serve it with sauce or other toppings. It works best to cut the squash the short way, not the long way. Click here for squash-roasting instructions from Beth at Eat Within Your Means.

Fall Roosteraunt schedule: During the month of September, the Roosteraunt is open Friday through Monday (closed Tuesday through Thursday).

Please also take a look around for any empty CSA bins that may be hiding in the garage or pantry. We'd be glad to get those back before the last week of the season. Thanks.

Week 17 Shares Include: spaghetti squash, sweet corn, kale, leeks, tomatoes, apples, potatoes.

Pick-your-own bonus: 6 apples
Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Our annual celebration of the great squash starts 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: $6.00
Year-to- Date Bonus Value: $184.08

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.

Vacation Plans?

  Our thanks to members who have logged into their accounts to request vacation holds for weeks when they will be away. May we suggest that you log back into your account before leaving to confirm that your request was accurately noted? If you see anything unexpected, send an email to CSA@greatcountryfarms and let us know. Thanks.

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