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Update on 2024 season – coming soon to your email inbox! We will get everyone that wants to sign up on time and be ready to go! Posted Feb.8, 2024.
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The Farmers at Doe Run Farms send Holiday Greetings from our families to yours. May the coming New Year be filled with many blessings for you and your family.
Registration for the 2024 CSA season will begin in January. (Watch our website)
What’s in our shares this week?
Tomatoes, Carrots, Banana and Bell peppers, Eggplant, Sweet potatoes, Butternut and Acorn squash, Spaghetti squash.
Sweet potatoes (store at room temps-they hold over really well) They don’t like to be cold.
Use your Spaghetti squash within a few weeks. Acorn, use within a couple months. The Butternut will hold over longer than the Acorn squash.
Your Carrots will hold better if you remove the greens and store in your fridge crisper drawer. (The greens can be used if you make vegetable broth. Just use about about half cup chopped carrot greens).
Carrots can be frozen in freezer bags for later use. Wash and peel them. Leave small carrots whole. Cut others into thin slices, 1/4-inch cubes or lengthwise strips.Water blanch small whole carrots 5 minutes, diced or sliced for 2 minutes and lengthwise strips 2 minutes. Cool promptly, drain and package in freezer bags or freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Seal and freeze.
Chop your bell peppers, freeze on a cookie sheet, then put in freezer bags to use this winter. (No running to the store to get a green pepper or two for recipes this winter).
This is the last week of CSA this season.Thank you so much for being an important part of our mission here at the farm, that being to grow and deliver fresh wholesome and nutritious food for your family table.
What’s in our shares this week?
Purple Hull peas (shell these). Bell peppers, Banana peppers, Summer squash, cucumbers, Sweet potatoes, Stripetti winter squash, Acorn and Butternut squash, tomatoes, and zucchini.
Can I store winter squash to use later in the season? We get asked this question often. Penn State extension service recommends the following:
Acorn squash 4-7 weeks at about 50-60 degree temps
Butternut squash 7 weeks at about 50-60 degree temps
Delicata and Spaghetti squash are better held over no more than about 45 days for maximum flavor—in our opinion. Stripetti squash storage is similar to Delicata.
Stripetti squash is packed with fiber, vitamin A, potassium, folate, and vitamin C. This is a great substitute for regular spaghetti as it is loaded with an abundance of nutrients and is a whole food compared to processed spaghetti.
Below is one of many ways to use it-this squash is quite similar to Delicata squash. Let us know what you think about this variety of winter squash. You may prefer using butter, honey or maple syrup instead of the suggested recipe below. Savory or sweet, it’s good either way.
1- 2 lb Stripetti squash (can use spaghetti squash)
Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (evoo), maybe 1-2 T
1/4 t sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 425F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Cut spaghetti squash in half. Keep the seeds inside. (This helps keep it moist while cooking). Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle sea salt and pepper on cut side of squash. Then put the cut side down on the parchment paper. Drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil on the outside of each squash to prevent it from burning. Rub it all over the outside with your hands.
3. Roast for 45 minutes to an hour or until the inside is completely soft and edges are slightly caramelized. Fork should pierce squash in and out easily
4. To serve: Scoop out the seeds. Add a drizzle of evoo and a sprinkle of sea salt. Then scrape out the squash and place on serving dishes. Enjoy!
Please note the following: NEXT WEEK IS OUR LAST DELIVERY OF THIS SEASON. THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM THE ONLINE COUNTRY STORE USING YOUR CREDITS – AS WELL AS THE LAST WEEK TO GET MAKE UP SHARES FOR SUSPENDED SHARES. YOU CAN APPLY CREDIT DUE TO THE SPRING 2024 SEASON. REGISTRATIONS OPEN ONLINE MID DECEMBER.
Fruit, Combo and Tomato shares ended last week.
A NEWSLETTER TO YOUR EMAIL INBOX WILL GO OUT THIS WEEK-please take a few minutes out of your day to read through it.