CSA ~ September 16, 2021
Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Pick-Up Thursdays Between 4-7pm
WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES
September 16, 23
FINAL BI-WEEKLY PICK-UP
(Bi-Weekly friends - Thank you for your support!!! We wish you a safe and
healthy fall and winter and hope to see you next spring! Feel free to stop in
and visit us or stroll around the grounds anytime you want.)
If you find you can't make it during normal pick up time, please let us know and we can
arrange a Friday visit. If you aren't feeling well, we can bring your share out to your car.
Just give us a call at 330-549-9408.
We're Gonna Need a Bigger BAG!
In This Week's Share
Giant Pumpkin (Great for jack-o-lantern carving!)
Orange & White Decorative Pumpkins
Squash ~ Butternut, Acorn, Yellow
Apples (From Huffman Fruit Farm)
Dragon Toe Peppers
Popcorn (On the Cob)
1/2 Dozen Eggs
Salsa Roja ("Regular" Salsa)
Bonus: Choose One Extra Squash ~ Spaghetti, Butternut, Acorn, Yellow
Bonus: Choose One Container ~ Cabbage, Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Eggplant, Ground Cherries
Number of crops ready and amount of harvest of a given crop will vary throughout the season. We will provide at least six items each week. If we have any crop issues, we will supplement with produce from other local farms. Some weeks will include value added items, such as Jungle Jam, Zucchini Bread, Basil Pesto, or even seasonal fruit from other farms.
Tips & Recipes
Butternut & Acorn Squash
As you have probably figured out, these apples are a cross between Jonathan and McIntosh apples. The first Jonamac was grown in 1944 at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York and then introduced to the market in 1972. Jonamac apples are excellent for baking, cooking, or for enjoying as a snack. Remember, an apple a day keeps the doctor away - always helpful, especially in a pandemic!
While you may just want to nosh on apples all by themselves or slice and pair them with some good aged cheddar cheese...here are some neat recipes to consider. There's even one for a dessert that is as fun to say as it is to eat. Pandowdy. Doesn't just saying that old-fashioned word make you smile?!?! "The name “pandowdy” is said to come from the “dowdy” appearance of the top crust—it ends up rumpled and messy (though delectable). This dish is usually baked in a pan rather than a pie dish, perhaps creating the first part of the name."
Corn began as a wild grass called teosinte in southwestern Mexico. The first evidence of popcorn was unearthed in 2012, when archaeologists in Peru discovered 6,700-year-old corn cobs studded with puffed kernels! The fluffy popcorn we know and love today is, in part, the result of thousands of years of careful cultivation of a few different strains of corn by those early tribes of Central and South America. Colonists in North America adopted corn, including popcorn, and learned to grow and cultivate it, ensuring it stayed in the diet of hundreds of thousands of people for the next several centuries. These early Americans ate the popcorn with milk and sugar, making it the first known breakfast cereal. While I am not sure I would enjoy the milk and sugar approach, I do think making popcorn from a cob, instead of from a supermarket container, is pretty cool!
Butternut Squash and Apples and Sweet Potatoes, Oh My!
Salsa Roja and Salsa Verde
Our Caramel Corn Recipe
Upcoming Event ~ Annual Coat & Clothing (& More!) Giveaway
Did You Know...
Every year in October we help with Common Ground's Giveaway day. This year it is scheduled for Saturday, October 16 from 10am-1pm. For the first time ever, we will hold it in the big warehouse up next to the church.
At this event, anyone in the community with a need is welcome. No income or proof of residency requirements. It is not necessary to bring kids in order to choose items for them.
We spend all year collecting new and used items that are still good, useful, and clean so that they can be shared with anyone in the community in need. We accept donations any day that we are open - most Mondays through Fridays from 8:30-2:30 as well as Sunday mornings.
If you have items that you would like to get out of your house and donate for a good cause, we would be glad to take them! Feel free to stop by or to give us a call at 330-549-9408 to arrange a drop off time or put bags under the big front awning of the church (facing the road) near the patio's glass doors and we will find them. Donations welcome right up to the day of the event! We are also thankful for any bags, boxes, and hangers you may have to spare.
Items we accept include, but are not limited to:
Coats ~ Jackets ~ Raincoats & Umbrellas ~ Snow Pants ~ Gloves/Mittens ~ Hats ~ Scarves ~ Clothing for All Ages, Sizes, & Seasons ~ Baby Items ~ Shoes/Boots ~ Purses/Bags ~ Halloween Costumes ~ Household Items ~ Kitchen Items ~ Tools ~ Stuffed Animals ~ Toys & Games ~ Books...Any item you think might help someone out or brighten their day can be donated, as long at is clean, usable, and in good working order.