CSA Weeks 15 & 16

Hi Folks,

REMINDER:  Please come to the Wolfville Farmers' Market on SATURDAY from 8:30am-1pm to PICK-UP your LAST BOX OF THE SEASON!

WHAT'S IN MY BOX?!

The Cranberries are from Glen Hebb from the South Shore - local NS cranberries!  The Preserves can be used for your holiday meal sauce or on toast with cheese if you like!  Hope you ENJOY!

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

We still have free range chickens, preserves and a few storage veggies for sale through the winter.  If you'd like to have anything extra throughout the winter, please just contact us at your convenience and we'll make it happen!  Thanks for your support.

HOLIDAY RECIPES! 
We have some ideas for your holiday meal plans, if you'd like to join in what we're eating. :)  You've seen all of this produce this week so instead of highlighting a certain product, we thought we'd share some recipe ideas with seasonal foods...

DECADENT MASHED POTATOES

Put potatoes in water and cover 2” and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover partially, and simmer 35 minutes until tender.  Drain and rub off peels when cool enough to handle (not cold).  Cut into large pieces.  Combine potatoes, Cream Cheese, Butter, Milk and 1/4c Cream in a mixer with a paddle.  Season with Salt & Pepper to taste.  Return potatoes to a pot on medium heat.  Add remaining cream and stir constantly so it doesn’t stick and scorch until heated through.  Serve immediately or keep covered in a bowl over simmering water for up to 2 hours.

GLAZED CARROTS

Clean carrots—take off tops and scrub.  Trim, chop and place in a steamer with just a wee bit of water.  Steam approximately 8 minutes - you want them still a bit crunchy but not hard.  Either keep hot or cool under the tap until cool.  Melt butter and maple syrup in a small saucepan.  Drizzle over the carrots.  Serve either hot as a side dish or cool  by itself for a snack or in a salad.

FESTIVE CABBAGE SALAD

Dressing:

Cut cabbage in quarters, cut out the core and thinly slice.  Do one half at a time, you’re aiming for ~6 cups.  Cabbage keeps well in a ziplock bag in the crisper—use later.  Add Cranberries, Walnuts and Apples to the cabbage in a large bowl.  Whisk dressing ingredients in a small bowl and pour over the salad, toss to coat. ENJOY!

DOWN ON THE FARM

We're so thankful this time of year for a warm house, healthy family & animals, and time to rest and relax.  We hope you all are in the same boat and if not, make sure to take some time to enjoy those things yourself this season.  It can be hectic for those in the service and retail industries and a time for extra patience and care - that's what the season IS all about, isn't it?!  :) 

Please enjoy your holidays together and enjoy some of our food, too! ha ha.  We're grateful for your support of our family farm and all of the smiles, recipe ideas, thoughts about our farming and good wishes toward us as you've been eating your way through the season.  We hope you enjoyed your Community Supported Agriculture Program experience and we look forward to keeping you in our thoughts as we make our plans for next year!

Next year will again be a different year for us at Moon Tide Farm as our family is expecting a new addition near Canada Day this coming summer!  Gracie will hopefully have a happy and healthy sibling in late June or early July and we're looking forward to the change in our family dynamics.  That said, we'll have some creative planning to do this winter to accommodate this change in our personal lives - such is always the case on a small family farm (or any family-run business for that matter).  We'll enjoy filling you in on our plans as they develop.

Finally, a HAPPY HOLIDAY feeling to all of you and the VERY BEST OF WISHES for the NEW YEAR!  

If you have any further questions, comments or feedback we always want to hear it!  We'll likely be sending out an evaluation form soon and we'd really appreciate your honest feedback - they're anonymous so feel free to bare it all!  

Thank-you to all!

Joel, Ann & Gracie Huntley

Moon Tide Farm