CSA Week 5

Hi Folks,

REMINDER:  Please pick up your boxes this week at the Farm Stand on Tuesday from 5-7pm or on SATURDAY at the Wolfville Farmer's Market from 8:30-1pm, whichever you normally do.  ** Please do try to come early on Saturday just as a holiday weekend, it's a zoo and we have LOTS of product and little room back there behind our tables... Thanks! **

WHAT'S IN YOUR BOX?

ADDITIONAL STUFF

You can order these items from our website or directly from us at the Market.  If you'd like a chicken for the holiday weekend, please do let us know by email HERE or just LOG IN to your account and order one so we're sure to have one for you at the Market.  Honestly, I throw them in the oven frozen and cook them for 3-4 hrs at 350 and it's fine but if you want it thawed out, please let me know and I'll pull one out Friday afternoon for you!   See, that's SERVICE!  haha.  We'd be happy to bring bulk items as well, if you'd like.  Again, SEND US AN EMAIL and we'd be happy to make you happy.  Thanks!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Instead of a "What's That?!" column this week, we thought we'd share some ideas for a locally-sourced Thanksgiving meal.  Included here are links to a few recipes and what to do with some of the produce in your box this week (any maybe a few leftovers from last?)

Oven-Roasted Free Range Chicken

Maple-Glazed Carrots

Caramelized Onion & Sage Potato Gratin

Roasted Parsnips w/ Parsley (ignore the horrible picture, the directions are good)

Leek & Fennel Soup  - I like this smooth with a bit of cream drizzled in and parmasean cheese on top!

Here's a recipe for making a real pumpkin pie:  Scratch Pumpkin Pie

Enjoy folks, you CAN cook a totally local Thanksgiving supper!  As farmers, we are always super-thankful at this time of year:  a healthy family, land, animals and crops.  We're thankful for our good friends, customers, and supporters (that's YOU!).  We all have a special connection this year as you're supporting those that bring you the good food to eat for your holiday meal.  Warm fuzzies all around. :)  We are so thankful to you.  Here's an idea for being especially thankful for your holiday meal this year: 

Thank you to the farmers who worked in the field,
Planting and harvesting the food for our meal.
Thank you to the sun and rain that helped the food to grow.
Thank you to the sky above and the earth below.
Peace on earth, health to all our relations,
and blessings on our meal.

DOWN ON THE FARM

We have a metal roof on our lean-to!  Hooray!  It poured last week and the tractor was parked under there and didn't get wet, for once.  Awesome.  Joel and his father put the flashing between the lean-to and the barn proper last weekend and it really is tight and looks good, we think.  Now for the boards to get it buttoned up before winter.

We are busy harvesting our carrots, potatoes and shallots this week.  We're also getting ready to plant all of our garlic, too.  Ann has cut it down from the rafters in the barn where it was drying & curing and will then break all the bulbs apart this week.  It'll get in the ground sooner than later, we hope.  We always add a bit of bonemeal to the land before we plant because they're a bulb (like tulips) and seem to like it.  They are going in the ground where the sunflowers were this past year which we grow for joy and simply to feed to soil.  Joel got that land ready a couple of weeks ago so we'll soon have it in garlic!

Other than that, we're switching our harvesting gears and will be getting our row cover "blankets" on some of our crops before frost hits.  We haven't had a hard frost yet, but we have green things planted in the greenhouse and we'll do our best to keep some green crops ready for you even if we do get a frost - it'll come, whether we like it or not. 

If you have any questions, need to order more food or want cooking advice, please don't hesitate to CONTACT US whenever it's easy for you!

Thank-you for your support and HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone! 

Joel, Ann & Gracie Huntley