Happy Thanksgiving!

There will be no farmers market on November 21st! We’ll see you next week!

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Fall CSA week 8 – whole share

Fall Week 8: Happy Thanksgiving and double distribution

Happy Thanksgiving, a week early! Due to the upcoming holiday, we are having a double distribution this week and NO distribution next week (Nov 21).

We are encouraging everyone to come on Wednesday from 3:30-6pm to pick up your shares for a couple of reasons:

  1. There will be so many veggies we’re a bit worried about storing them all.
  2. This will be our last in-person distribution. Nov 21-Dec 12 will be only self-serve (it’s getting too cold and dark).
    1. We have loved getting to know all of you and would love to see your faces and hear your thoughts about the season.
  3. It will be inside! To stay warm, we will be distributing food from the classroom building at the Farm.
  4. You can pick your own herbs from our herb gardens. We have sage, thyme, chives, and rosemary.

If you cannot pick up during the in-person distribution, that’s okay! The double shares will be packed in paper bags and will be on the shelves on the left side of the walk-in cooler.

What’s in your produce bag:

Rutabaga
Cabbage (there will be a mix of savoy, green, and purple)
Carrots
Apples
Rye Berries
Oats
Leeks
Salad Mix
Onions
Butternut squash
Sweet Dumpling squash

 

Veggie Spotlight:Rye Berries

Rye is a grass that has been bred for cereal grain production, just like wheat. Eating rye is good for the environment because it can be used as a winter cover crop (I have some planted on the back field right now) and it can feed people!

Rye berries are the whole-grain form of rye with only the hull removed. When cooked, the have a nice, mild nutty flavor. They can be cooked and used instead of oatmeal for breakfast or put into salads (recipe below). Rye berries are a great source of fiber (21 % of DV in ¼ of a cup) and a good source of protein (6g per ¼ cup).

Recipes:

Roasted Sweet Potato, Spinach and Grain Salad (Naturally Ella)

Homemade Cereal (Macon Creek–see attached)

Rye Berry Salad (Macon Creek — See attached) could sub butternut squash for the sweet potatoes in recipe

Fresh Milled Oatmeal recipes (The Grainery)

Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash (The Kitchn)

Ginger/garlic savoy cabbage (Genius Kitchen)

Thanksgiving Squash Recipes (Food and Wine)

Healthy Thanksgiving Sides (Food and Wine)

What to do with Rutabaga (9 recipes)

 

Healthy Planet, Healthy You:

New physical activity guidelines were just released by the federal government. Not surprisingly, they tell us to move more by any means necessary! There’s a growing body of evidence about the benefits of physical activity to people of all ages. It can slow the progress of diseases like diabetes; it can improve brain development in kids; and it can make you happier! These findings are particularly important for kids! Read more here. Not only is getting outside and moving more good for you, it actually impacts your feelings about nature and your desire to protect our resources. So get outside, go for a walk and bring a friend!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Amanda and the Farm Team

3 days left to register for Fall CSA!!

The crisp blue skies and the cooler temperatures mean that fall is just around the corner. Our collaborative CSA is a great way to support local farmers and eat the freshest produce around!

The details: 

Get the best of the end of summer produce (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and stock up on fall specialties (winter squash, potatoes, beets, carrots).

Duration: 12 weeks; starts September 26. Cost $264 (full share; pick up every week) or $132 (half share; pick up every other week). Sign up now: Full; Half

Medical Residents, please use this form.

New to CSAs? Learn more about our program here

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Example of a summer share

Spots open in subsidized CSA!

Our subsidized CSA program has spots open! Participants in this program receive a bag of farm-fresh produce each week!

To qualify for the program:

  1. You need help affording more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Examples:
    • You have had to choose between buying produce and other necessities within the last month.
    • You already participate in food assistance programs such as SNAP or WIC
  2. You have 1+ children in the household or you are pregnant
  3. You can commit to picking up your CSA share at The Farm each week from June 20-Sept 19.
  4. You can commit to filling out a pre and post participation survey.

Learn more on our CSA (subsidized) page

Apply here

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Jaz passes out awesome samples!

Last chance to sign up for Summer CSA!

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Earning our muscles!

There are only 3 days left to register for the Summer CSA!!! We’re working hard to grow your food! Join us for a summer of the freshest veggies around 🙂

 

Register through the links below:

 Summer Whole Share $308
Summer Half Share $154

Medical Residents, please use this form.

 

This program is:

  1. Convenient (you have a 6 day window to pick up)
  2. Good for  you (people report eating 1-3 more servings of veggies a week)
  3. Good for the planet (food is grown locally)
  4. Good for your local farmers! (We work with 10 local farms to get a wide variety of produce)

More details can be found on the CSA page

New Subsidized CSA program!

Do you or someone you know need help affording fresh, healthy food? The Farm has received a grant to give out FREE CSA shares to families in need!

To qualify for the program:

  1. You need help affording more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Examples:
    • You have had to choose between buying produce and other necessities within the last month.
    • You already participate in food assistance programs such as SNAP or WIC
  2. You have 1+ children in the household or you are pregnant
  3. You can commit to picking up your CSA share at The Farm each week from June 20-Sept 19.
  4. You can commit to attending an orientation at The Farm [June 13 4:30-6:30pm or June 16 12-2pm] and filling out a pre and post participation survey.

Learn more on our CSA (subsidized) page

Apply here