CSA Share #18

Happy October!

This week on the farm we're up to some decidedly unglamorous, yet satisfying, fall cleanup chores, such as pulling out the tomatoes and cucumbers, mowing and tilling in crops that are done, and finally tackling and organizing what Keegan and I have dubbed, "the sh*tpile" - the area behind our toolshed where all year things that don't yet have a place on the farm get thrown because we're too busy to do anything else.  Oh, we're also harvesting TONS of broccoli! So that's fun. 

This is what our field tomatoes look like after a good frost. Time to pull 'em out and throw 'em in the compost pile!

This is what our field tomatoes look like after a good frost. Time to pull 'em out and throw 'em in the compost pile!

Keegan the Broccoli Slayer!

Keegan the Broccoli Slayer!

This week's CSA share is jammed with more Fall goodness: baby bok choy, mixed potatoes, Caribe hot peppers, broccoli, carrots, fennel, delicata squash, and red onions. 

CSA Share #18. 

CSA Share #18. 

I often get the question, "So, what do you do with fennel?" I admit it is pretty alien-looking; and with its distinctively sweet, herbal flavor and dense, crunchy texture, it can be a bit confounding, culinarily. So, here's a good little article that demystifies this excellent vegetable.  

Happy Fall, everyone! Thanks for eating well with us!