Winter 2012 Week 14 (January 1st)

There just isn’t a huge variety with the winter crops that David gets in the spring and summer. The interspersed variety is maybe more appreciated, though.

Yellow onions
Yukon gold potatoes
Red pontiac potatoes
Parsnip
Beets
Red meat radish
Baby daikon radish
Cabbage
Brussels sprouts
Spinach
Banana squash
Fresh frozen peaches
Turnip

Winter 2012 Week 12 (December 18th)

A note about the holidays — With both Christmas and New Year’s falling on a Tuesday, we are making those deliveries on Monday. Hopefully, you all have days off or at least flexibility, because our commercial drop hosts have different hours those days. Both Granato’s and Harvest Moon are only open until 3:00 on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Please make arrangements to pick up your shares early and on Monday instead of Tuesday.

This week’s share was a little small due to the muddy fields.

red potatoes
Yukon gold potatoes
onions
red meat radishes
baby daikon
Napa cabbage
spinach
parsnips
turnips
beets
banana squash
(frozen) roasted bell peppers

Winter 2012 Week 11 (December 11th)

As a heads up, Christmas falls on Tuesday in two weeks. We are trying to determine if a drop on Monday or Wednesday is better for our hosts and farmers. Stay tuned. Share for the week:

parsnips
beets
turnips
red potatoes
yukon gold potatoes
onions
Napa cabbage
green cabbage
spinach
frozen strawberries!
butternut squash

MEAT: steaks and soup bones
boil the soup bones for an hour or two to make stock, or put them in the crock pot for three days to make a thick, highly nutritious bone broth

I will follow up with a few recipes, but for now, as a way to get rid of the weekly piles of squash, turnips, and cabbage, try googling:

turnip and winter squash soup (if you’re not a fan of the turnips, this hides them well)
Irish colcannon (cabbage and potatoes)
tatties and neeps (substitute turnips for the rutabaga)
borscht (will use up beets and cabbage)

Winter 2012 Week 10 (December 4th)

No pictures since we know what all of this is. However, I will put that effort into (actually!) posting a couple of recipes to use up the repeated produce this week.

onions
parsnips
turnips
kohlrabi
yukon gold potatoes
red pontiac potatoes
French breakfast radishes
baby daikon radishes
red meat radish
beets
spinach
banana squash
red cabbage

meat: ground & stew beef

Winter 2012 Week 8 (November 20th)

The fields were still really muddy with the wet weather of the weekend, but here is what David could get harvested for today:

casaba melon
banana squash
carrots
turnip
beets
kohlrabi
red meat radish
french breakfast radish
red potatoes
onions
shallots
broccoli raab
spinach
red mustard greens
bok choy
tomatoes
apples

Winter 2012 Week 7 (November 13th)

This week’s share (pics to follow later) includes:

onions
red & Yukon potatoes
cabbage
Winesap apples
sweetmeat squash
butternut squash
parsnips
turnips
beets
Crenshaw melon (let it ripen a bit more, until it turns yellow)

TOP: beet, onions, turnip, parsnip; MID: potatoes, cabbage, apples; BOT: Crenshaw melon, sweetmeat squash, butternut squash

Next week, for the holiday, David is hoping to give us plenty of veggies. It should include most of the following and hopefully a few other things (no ironclad promises, though — a snow storm could derail his good intentions):

tomatoes
cabbage
beets
turnips
parsnips
apples
squash
garlic
shallots
spinach
microgreens
brussel sprouts
frozen peaches and berries
casaba melon
… and weather allowing
carrots
radishes
arugula
bok choy
broccoli raab
mixed salad greens

I will round up some tasty recipes for stuff like the sprouts, squash, turnips, parsnips, and squashes that don’t normally make the rotation on people’s holiday menu. And if you won’t be around next week to get your share, please let me know now so that I can either inform David or have it delivered to a shelter.