Winter Week 1—Falling into Our Winter Season

Our Fall Brassica field is looking amazing—and it's November! Cabbages of many kinds, Broccoli, Cauliflower—White, Purple, and Romanesco—all are coming to you in this wonderful Winter Season!

Our Fall Brassica field is looking amazing—and it’s November! Cabbages of many kinds, Broccoli, Cauliflower—White, Purple, and Romanesco—all are coming to you in this wonderful Winter Season!

THIS WEEK’S SUBSCRIBER MENU:
“Ambercup” Squash
• Topless Carrots
• Cauliflower
• Brussels Sprout Tops
Curly Endive
• Spinach
• Beets of many colors
• Kale. Mustard Greens or Chard
• Leeks
• Garlic
• Curly Parsley

LARGE SHARES: (also available in the Trading Box)
• Mustard Greens
• Fennel

TRADING/SHARING BOX:
• All of the above and more

Click on the links above for information and recipes about these crops.

COMING SOON: Kohlrabi, Pie Pumpkins, Savoy Cabbage, Escarole

Curly Endive is slightly bitter, but it's delicious in salad with fruit and cheese, or any other salty/savory combination. Those curly leaves hold lots of dressing!

Curly Endive is slightly bitter, but it’s delicious in salad with fruit and cheese, or any other salty/savory combination. Those curly leaves hold lots of dressing!

Our Winter Season has begun, and what a glorious one it promises to be! We still have not had a frost or any freezing weather, so we have a lot of crops that we don’t usually enjoy in November.

The Turkeys finally got moved out to pasture! They really don't like being in a building, they like being ON things, so there's no point in building them a shelter. The donkeys are a little perplexed with them.

The Turkeys finally got moved out to pasture! They really don’t like being in a building, they like being ON things, so there’s no point in building them a shelter. The donkeys are a little perplexed with them.

If you had been to the farm in the last two weeks, you know what a mess all that rain made in the chicken yards. The chickens have now been moved to drier ground behind our house. The turkeys are enjoying their move to the Donkey Pen.

In November, we decapitate the Brussels Sprouts plants so they will put all their energy into growing the nuggets in their leaf joints. Right now they are the size of a fingernail, but in a few weeks they will be walnut-sized.

In November, we decapitate the Brussels Sprouts plants so they will put all their energy into growing the nuggets in their leaf joints. Right now they are the size of a fingernail, but in a few weeks they will be walnut-sized.

We are in need of a Handyman to complete a few projects around the farm. Our butcher shed needs electricity and a door, the washing shed needs lights, and I would really like to have sliding doors on the greenhouses. If you are interested or know someone, please pass them along. We can trade for food (including meat) or a combination of cash and food.

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One response to “Winter Week 1—Falling into Our Winter Season

  1. I love fall/winter shares – the squash, the greens, brussel sprouts! Actually, what I look forward to every year is a delicacy I never knew existed – brussel sprout tops 🙂 Until I became a CSA member, I had no idea what I’d been missing out on.

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