Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Notes from your Farm: 2017 Season, Gleaning, & Garlic for Winter

Hello from the Farm,   

Shareholder Pickup Times
Thursday 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

There is only one more week of harvest after this week.  Come to the farm and take advantage of these beautiful Fall days.  We still have picnic tables out for your use, take a walk around the farm and see what we are doing to the fields for the winter time, or just have a chat with one of the Farmers about your experience this season.  You will still be getting many radishes, turnips, and greens this week.  Hoping you are making delicious fall dishes with these crops!

Now is the time to also think about 2017 Season Signup!  You may now signup for the 2017 Season on your Small Farm Central account by going to the link below.  We will be having an Early Bird Discount until January 8 which will deduct $25 from your share total.  
Shareholder signup link:

Look at this excited farm crew harvesting your veggies!

Just a reminder that you still have time to fill out your Survey!  Yes it is coming to the end of the season and this is when we want your input. Please fill out a survey before the season ends so we can read your comments and make changes that will better the farm for next year.  We will have the surveys out until the last week of harvest. There is also an online option for taking the survey.  

Here is the link that will take you to the online survey:

Final Harvest Week
Veggies are still being harvested this week and next week!!!  
Our last week for vegetable pick up will be on November 10, 11, and 12. Only 1 more harvest week to go! 

Don't want to miss out on this freshness!

Stocking up on Garlic - Storage
We only have two more weeks to give out garlic and we will be giving out a larger amount.  Our garlic supply for seeding is larger than what we thought meaning more garlic for you to take home!  Receiving larger amounts of garlic in the next two weeks can be added to your winter supply.  Garlic will last for a very long time if kept in a bowl, basket, or something that gives the garlic bulbs ventilation.  Don NOT keep garlic bulbs in plastic bags or sealed containers.  

Unlimited Peppers - Storage
This week we will be having unlimited peppers once again.  Peppers can be easily put into a freezer to have them during the winter months.  All you have to do is wash the peppers off, cut them in half, remove all the seeds, and stem, then you can cut them any size you want.  Once you are done with these steps place them in a zip-lock bag, remove as much air from the bag as possible, and then place in freezer.  Can last up to 4-6 months in freezer.    

Gleaning will happen once again this year!  Meaning shareholders will be able to harvest vegetables on their own AFTER our last harvest week.  You will be able to venture out into the fields and hand pick your favorite fall vegetables until it becomes too cold for the vegetables to keep on going. We will have more information on gleaning in the next week or two.    

Abendesson Bread
English Muffins - #1 in the Survey - $5 a bag

Sullenberger Services
Have you seen any difference in the landscape around the farm?!  Many unwanted shrubs, weeds, and poison ivy is being removed by Bruce Sullenberger.  He is also the creator of the Poison Ivy Preventative that we let you use earlier in the season.  Bruce maintains gardens and brush removal if you are needing any assistance on cleaning out your backyard. His number is (717) 278-0839.       

Harvest List
Potatoes - cut them in small pieces, add to boiling water until soft, smash them, add some herbs, and now you have mashed potatoes! yumm!

Beans - eat raw, cooked, or sauteed

Kale - eat raw in a salad, steam to make a side dish, or make kale chips!

Asian Greens - can be used in a stir fry by adding chiles, garlic, peanut oil, and possibly adding some salt. Also, the greens could simply make a yummy salad.

Collards - steam, use the leaf a tortilla wrap

Swiss chard - sauteed, steam, use in soup

Radishes - cut raw, add to salad, sauteed, or put in a sandwich 

Turnips - cook in a skillet with olive oil and garlic until soft, or eat raw

Pawpaws - cut the pawpaw in half, scoop out the soft fruit inside, do not eat the seeds or skin.

Asian Pears - this fruit is basically a mix between an apple and a pear.

Peppers - eat raw, put in salads, sauteed, or stuff the peppers with hamburger and rice, 

Garlic - bake, roast, boil, or eat it raw in salad.  Helps to prevent cancer, colds, and stabilizes cholesterol levels.

Enjoy the changing of the leaves,
Your Farmers

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