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Newsletter September 12, 2022

Greetings CSA Friends!

This crisp cool weather is a harbinger of the weather we will have more of in the weeks to come. Personally I am loving it!

Goldenrod is bursting out in the fields in our area as  we look forward to the Autumn equinox on September 22. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the full moon closest to the autumn equinox rises around sunset for several days in a row, and it provides farmers the extra light needed to harvest the last crops before the frost sets in. Farmers always make wise use of the daylight, even as our days get shorter, so we can harvest fresh veggies for you until season’s end. After this week, we will only have 3 more weeks of CSA.

Some summer crops are winding down now but some such as sweet peppers and winter squash are beautiful this time of year. The winter squash makes for hearty and healthy soups and even pie! Butternut squash soup is a delicious soup for this time of year, be sure to try it if you haven’t. Of course, fall always means it’s time for a new crop of Sweet potatoes. Our sweet potato farmer has the best ones of all in our opinion, consistently! They’re so full of healthy fiber and are just plain yummy!

What’s in our shares this week”?  Tomatoes, October beans, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Sweet peppers, (Marconi’s) Sweet potatoes, Spaghetti squash, Onions and – I hope I haven’t left anything out!

Here is a link that tells you how to cook October beans, aka Cranberry beans. First though, you have to shell them!   https://oureverydaylife.com/how-to-cook-dry-black-beans-12504918.html


The Combo share
gets Tomatoes this week- The Fruit Shares get Golden Delicious apples. These are great cooking apples. Think: Apple pie, Apple Crisp, Fried (Stewed Apples) Apple Butter.

Tip: Spaghetti Squash is great once it’s roasted by scraping it out of the skin with a fork and adding some melted butter with honey mixed in to taste. Just fold it into the squash to taste and serve hot. We love it this way.

We wish you a wonderful week!

Judy