Hours for Pick Up:
Thursday - 3:00pm till 7:00pm
Friday - 11:00am till 7:00pm
Saturday - 9:00am till 1:00pm
The weather forecast is declaring a frost warning for tonight with temperatures down to 35 degrees. There is a big chance that today (10/26) will be your last chance to harvest flowers and herbs in the PYO Field. If temperatures do not reach that low there is a possibility of being able to harvest flowers and herbs on Friday and Saturday. All depends on Jack Frost.
Last Pick Up Dates are November 9, 10, and 11
Fall Harvest Evening Event - This Friday!
It is going to be beautiful weather tomorrow for our event! 60 & Sunny :)
Friday, October 27 Goodwill at Homefields Farm is hosting a Fall Event to bring the Farm Community together!
This event will be held at your CSA from 4:00pm till 7:00pm. Stop in anytime or while you are picking up your veggies!
There will be Hay Rides, Potato Carving (yes instead of carving pumpkins we carve into massive potatoes!) making luminaries, photo station, corn hole, and other fall activities from 4:00pm till 6:00pm
Hot Refreshments (cider, coffee...) & Fall Snacks (chili, mac & cheese, desserts...)
Camp Fire with s'mores from 6:00pm till 7:00pm
If you would like to bring a dish or dessert to the event please let us know or sign up at the distribution area. If not that is fine!
This is a free event open to the community.
If you are planning on joining us please RSVP by signing up at the distribution table or email Taryn at email@example.com
It is time to fill out surveys! Filling out your survey will help us better your experience here at your CSA. There will be surveys on the sign in table for you to fill out or you can choose to fill out the online version by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9LLTMWK
Pollinators in the PYO Field
Below are a couple of butterflies you might have seen in the PYO Field this year.
Make sure you fill out the Abendessen Bread Survey to vote for the breads that will be sold on the final weeks of harvest.
- Arugula - storage: same as lettuce
Eating: has a tangy flavor with tender leaves - has a nick name "rocket salad" - same health benefits as broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts.
Cooking: can be put into a salad with balsamic vinaigrette with cut lettuce and Asian greens add your favorite nut and possibly dried cranberries and goat cheese. Could also be sauteed with garlic and onions or added to soups.
- Collards - storage: same as lettuce
storage: keep in refrigerator wrapped in plastic bag or damp towel. Keep greens separate and stored like lettuce.
Raw: They make a great snack sliced thinly and served with salt and are a great addition to a salad.
Cooked: they can be roasted, steamed, added to soups or stews.
Greens turnip tops: are delicious and can be cooked with other greens.
Cooking: use in stir-fry, add greens to any cooked greens recipe, or steam. When cooking, you will want to separate the thick white stem from the leafy part of the vegetable. Whether you are steaming or stir-frying, add the stem earlier so it has more time to cook, and the greens later as they will cook faster. If you are cooking baby bok choy, you can skip this step.
- Lettuce - storage: if in a plastic bag make sure you poke holes throughout the bag and keep in the hydrator drawer of your refrigerator. Or invest in a Produce Keeper that can be found on Amazon, they work very well.
- Asian Greens - storage: same as lettuce.
Eating: Asian Greens have a mustard flavor to them which gives them a little kick. If steaming them it might be best to mix with lettuce which has a mild flavor.
Cooking: Asian Greens are good steamed or sauteed with garlic, onions, herbs as a side dish. Could also be added to soups that have lentils and potatoes in the mixture.
- Radishes - storage: keep in refrigerator wrapped in plastic bag or damp towel. Keep greens separate and stored like lettuce.
Need: 1 pint size canning jar with lid, cheese cloth, rubber bands
Directions: put garlic, dill, peppercorns, and pepper flakes in canning jar. Slice radishes into 1/4inch rounds. Make jar 2/3 full. In separate bowl make Brine by combining salt and water and stirring until salt is dissolved. Pour brine in jar until radishes are covered. Leave space at top. Place weight in mouth of jar to hold radishes down so they're submerged. Cover with cheese cloth, secure with rubber bands. Check radishes daily. If brine evaporates and exposes radishes add more brine. Radishes will be lightly pickeled in 24hrs and will become more sour the longer they ferment. When taste is desired, cover and refrigerate to slow fermentation. Recommendation: refrigerate radishes after about 7-10 days of fermentation.
- Garlic - storage: place in mesh bag, bowl or paper bag. Do not place in plastic bag, will encourage rot.
See you at Fall Harvest Evening!,