October 26 Newsletter

The POPCORN in your bags this week is called Ruby Red. It will need to dry out a while before it will pop nicely. Keep it in a warm dry place and every week pull off a few kernels and test-pop them on the stove-top with some oil in a pan, or in an air popper. They will most certainly be ready by Thanksgiving. (See suggestions below.) **HINT** We shelled a few ears and put them in our dehydrator overnight and by the next day, they were ready to pop!

BRUSSELS SPROUTS have a fairly distinct reputation of being one of the most hated vegetables; of course, we don’t agree. J While they do have a strong flavor, the most important part to keep in mind is NOT to overcook them or they will get bitter. As the rule for nearly any vegetable is: When in doubt, use butter and cheese. They are a member of the cabbage family. Simply pull off the little mini cabbages and peel off any bad outer leaves. Rinse them in cold water and store in a sealed container or freeze them.

LAST DAY OF DELIVERY will be Wednesday, NOVEMBER 2nd. As the season winds down, we ask you to think about how you enjoyed it all. From spring peas and strawberries to summer cherry tomatoes and on into fall, we look for feedback on how well our farm is run. We will be sending out an end of the year survey online that literally takes 5 minutes to complete. This survey helps us do a better job.

Since the season is drawing to a close, please remember to RETURN YOUR BAGS.  Next Wednesday, perhaps think about bringing your own bag to the drop-site, so that you don’t have to remember to return the red and green ones.  Thanks so much!

STORAGE SHARES available: Come mid-December, we will deliver STORAGE SHARES (a box of veggies including potatoes, onions,  beets, carrots, cabbage, winter squash, eggs, organic oranges fresh from FL, and possibly a few other items) to anyone’s house who wants them.  The box will weigh 40+ lbs and is designed to give families a stash of storage veggies in the middle of winter.  The cost is $50/box.  (They make great Christmas presents!)  Sign-up sheets will be available at the drop-sites this week and following, or feel free to send us an email, or give us a call by the first week in December with how many boxes you would like to order.

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