THIS WEEK’S SUBSCRIBER MENU: • “Red Giant” or “Green Wave” Mustard Greens • Pea Shoots • Arugula • “Sangre” Potatoes • Carrots • Beets • “Ambercup” Squash
Click on the links above for information and recipes about these crops.
COMING SOON: Parsley, Pac Choi, Mizuna
This is the last week that the U-pick pumpkin patch will be open for our CSA families. Please come on our usual pickup times on Tuesday afternoon and Saturday afternoon. If you need to make arrangements, please let us know ahead of time. Limit of 2 pumpkins per family, or 1 per child.
It seems strange to be titling this post “Summer”, when clearly it is no longer summer. fall is in full swing, and the weather has been good for our winter crops. Not much sun, but mild temperatures, no rain, and still no frost!
In my old age, I have become passionate about certain political issues. This year I feel very strongly about I-522, Washington’s GMO food labeling initiative. It is not perfect, but it is a good start on mandatory labeling, and hopefully will create more awareness off the prevalence of GMO ingredients in our food system. at this time, if you eat anything containing soy, corn, sugar, or canola, and you didn’t buy organic or specifically labeled GMO-free, you can assume that contains genetically modified versions of those crops. There are also GMO rice, wheat, zucchini, bananas, papaya, and many more, but how are we know if we are eating them? I encourage you to vote yes on 522. You have noticed by now that Winter, or Hard Squashes are now in season. This week’s selection is “Ambercup”. It is a dense, rich, sweet squash that is great for baking, roasting, soup, or making into pie, muffins, etc.
This is the last week to pick up pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. After all, Halloween is next week. Al so, next week marks the end of our “summer” season. I will be sending out confirmation emails to everyone who is signed up for Winter already, but if you want to join us and haven’t yet signed up let us know ASAP.
Della is working on a baking venture, in the spirit of a CSA model. She’s an excellent baker, and if you join her as a flagship member, she will add on a delicious pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, made from our own Winter Luxury Pie pumpkins!
It’s hard to believe, but our Winter Season starts in just 2 weeks! I’ve got the application form updated, and you can find it here: Winter CSA 2013
Whoo hoo! Pumpkin season. We just got back from Oregon and can’t wait to come out tomorrow to see the farm and find our pumpkin for Halloween. We passed so many patches on the way home.
We already voted Yes on 522, it was an easy ballot this year! I’ve been waiting for a labeling campaign since I first heard about GMOs in the ’90s. GMOs are one of the reasons we have a farm share, support farmers markets, and shop at grocery stores and co-ops that help us make clear and informed decisions about our food and health. Thank you for growing good ole healthy food for our family! 🙂