Week 20 Shares

Individual shares, choose 4

Kale

Swiss Chard

Radishes

Baby Greens (lettuces & arugula)

Apples

EXTRAS: Parsley, Chestnuts or Hickory nuts, Collards, Squash, Lettuce, Flowers

CHICKEN WILL BE AVAILABLE AS WELL AS OUR OWN ALL-BEEF HOT DOGS. PLEASE USE THE ON LINE ORDER FORM FOR CHICKEN

Distribution ends the last week of October including November 1st. Please plan accordingly. There are a number of members who have not yet fulfilled their volunteer time commitment. Please contact your distribution coordinator directly to coordinate your volunteer time. IF you are not in a position to meet your volunteer obligation there is a ‘Buy-out’ option. This option provides very necessary dollars directly to offset labor expenses. If you want to exercise this option please click here to make an on line payment. Find the PayPal in the left column in the ‘JOIN HERE TODAY’ section, or make a payment at your next distribution.

Week 19 Share

Individuals, choose 6

Apples

Pears

Radishes

Basil

Parsley

Kale/Collards

Dandelion/Chicory

Pumpkins

Extras: Chestnuts, Hickory Nuts, Lettuce, Stinging Nettles
We’ll have fresh and frozen chicken each week. Please order here.
Please excuse the late announcement.  Fall greens along with radishes are just coming in.  There are also some surprise extras. See you at distribution.

Funky Apples and Sooty Blotch

Upper Meadows Farm Red Delicious AppleI know, it sounds like some sort of garage band.

A few of you asked me what was going on with the Red Delicious apples that we had at last week’s CSA distribution. The short answer is: 26 days of rain in June.

The technical answer is that the endless rain we had in June and the very cool weather left our apples with something called sooty blotch and flyspeck. SBFS is a fungal complex that stakes its claim to the outside of an apple. The blemishes it causes compromise the beauty of the apple,  but they don’t affect the safety or, thankfully, the taste of the fruit.

If I were a conventional grower, I would have knocked out SBFS by waging chemical warfare on my apples, dousing them with fungicides. But I’m not.

Our Delicious apples are from an older scion graft and so still have more of the flavor and less of the shape that characterizes the beautiful, but tasteless “Delicious” apples that everyone is familiar with today. This season’s apples may not be visually pleasing, but when you get past the skin and bite in, you will understand why they were called “delicious” in the first place.

Warm Autumn Chutney

The pears and apples that have been showing up in our CSA shares can be the basis of many dishes, from savory to sweet and appetizer to dessert. This recipe combines them with some of Upper Meadows Farm’s honey into a chutney that is a flavorful condiment with any roast.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to get some of the farm’s honey, Leonard will have some for sale at this week’s distributions.

Printable Recipe: Warm Autumn Chutney

Week 18 Share

Individual shares, choose 5

Apples

Pumpkin

Kale

Dandelion Greens

Basil

Lettuce

Pears

Nettles

Extra: Flowers

WE HAVE FRESH WHOLE CHICKENS AVAILABLE. PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER HERE

Week 17 Share

Individual shares select 5

Kale
Parsley
Swiss Chard
Lemon Basil
Acorn Squash
Apples
Flowers
Garlic Chives

Extras: Cucumbers, Pears

Week 16 Share

Individual Shares, choose 6

Collards or Kale
Pears for poaching
Parsley
Butternut Squash
Apples
Garlic
Scallions
Basil
Nasturtiums

Thanks and good luck to Megan on her new culinary adventure!

Chicken Order Form

We have Fresh Roasting Chickens this week from 3 to 4 1/2 pounds. Place your order today! More Beef will be available in 3 weeks although we still have some fine roasts and shin for those osso bucco fans.

Beef Order Form

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