CSA ~ September 23, 2021
Pick-Up Thursdays Between 4-7pm
FINAL WEEKLY PICK-UP TODAY!
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!
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
Squash (Yellow & Butternut)
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
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
Spring 2022 Gardeners
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 The flowers or fruit that come from out-of-date seeds will be of the same quality as if they were grown from fresh seeds.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.)
Thank you again for all your interest and support!!