CSA ~ September 23, 2021

Weekly

Pick-Up Thursdays Between 4-7pm

FINAL WEEKLY PICK-UP TODAY!

September 23

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. You are always welcome here!


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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.

In This Week's Share

Microgreens

Tomatoes

Beans

Squash (Yellow & Butternut)

Turnips

Tomatillos

Cilantro

Rosemary

Sage

Thyme

Oregano
Chives

Decorative Gourds

Pumpkin

Seed Packets

Bonus Item ~ Choose One: Brussels Sprouts, Ground Cherries, Eggplant, Dragon Toe Peppers, Bell Peppers, Lavender, Asparagus, Mini Cucumbers, Parsley


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

Decorative Gourds

Welcome, Fall!!! So glad to be able to say that, because this is my favorite season. I am so ready for all the sights, sounds, scents, and tastes of this colorful season! You've been taking home gourds and pumpkins for your seasonal displays, so here are some tips about drying them, if you want to preserve them for longer enjoyment. Plus, the first link is another great article from the Smithsonian Magazine - "Imagine you open up a CSA box—a kit of produce from community supported agriculture—only to find an apple covered in ashen warts. You’d probably be inclined to kill it with fire, or at least condemn it to the compost." We do not advise killing your gourds with fire...flaming decorations don't tend to last very long!

Microgreens

It's been a bit since we had microgreens, so here are some storage tips and recipe ideas for you to consider. (It is amazing how many fun and interesting microgreens recipes are out there in the wilds of internet-land! I went down that little rabbit trail for longer than you might imagine!) Remember, maintaining moisture is key to freshness. Store them between damp paper towels, sealed in a plastic bag or container, for up to a week. Leave them in the fridge right up until you are ready to use them and, voilà, microgreen perfection!

Tomatoes & Tomatillos

Tomatoes and tomatillos. Tomatillos and tomatoes. Whichever order you say it in, they go together perfectly. Put the last of the bountiful harvest of these little fruits to work adding beautiful color and flavor to a dish or two this week!

Turnips

Cooler days mean warm, stick-to-your-ribs recipes! Check out these brilliant ways to enhance a fall dinner using this humble and often overlooked, yet beautiful, root veggie.

Fresh Herbs

Your car will be smelling good as you drive home this afternoon! We didn't want the last of the herbs to go to waste, so you are getting a big assortment of these flavorful plants. The link below has some easy and interesting ways to use and preserve them, so they can brighten many days to come. As that article ends, "Preserving them means your food is tasty all year round and the cost savings makes it worth the time and effort. Enjoy and eat well, my friends!"

Spring 2022 Gardeners

Get a jump on beauty and deliciousness next spring by doing some planting of your own. Then, you can share pictures of your gardening success with us at GG on CSA pick-up days (hopefully)! In this, your final 2021 share, you will be taking home little packets of hope...otherwise know as seeds. These beautiful seeds came to us as a gift from a great friend, and we wanted to share some with you because we believe that hope should always be shared!


What have we chosen to encourage your love of growing goodness?


  • Mammoth Sunflowers: For beauty, tasty snacking, and for the bees. Sunflowers are a wonderful food source for many pollinating insect and birds.
  • Blue Lake Green Beans: For a reliable harvest, wonderful green bean taste, and because they freeze well if you're inundated by beans.
  • Cilantro/Coriander: For adding flavor and color to your dishes, as well as this plant's cool ability to reseed and return the next year. This can also be grown indoors for all-season herb deliciousness.


Your seed packets will say, "Packed For Sell By 12/21." They are perfectly fine to use next season, just in case you are concerned. Gardening Know How says, "No harm will come from using old seeds. The flowers or fruit that come from out-of-date seeds will be of the same quality as if they were grown from fresh seeds. Using seeds from old vegetable seed packets will produce vegetables that are just as nutritious as those from current season seeds." As seeds age, the chances of them germinating and growing can lessen. But, as the Cornell College of Agriculture reports, "Many seeds will maintain great germination for three years even in your kitchen cupboard, though there are exceptions. Stored well, some seeds can last centuries. (Some really fascinating tips and facts are in the Cornell link.)

CSA Planning

We have already started planning for next year, but it will take a little time for us to get our 2022 info ready to be shared. Keep an eye on your email inbox this winter. We will send out CSA subscribing info in January or February - just depends on how things go and how efficient we are during the cold winter days! We would absolutely, positively love to have you back next year. Having all of you be part of our Goodness Grows family has been fantastic!
Thank you again for all your interest and support!!
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Let us know your thoughts! We take praise and constructive criticism to heart as we strive to better our program. Contact us anytime. As always, thank you for your support of Goodness Grows!