FarmShare October 14th, 2017

Frost is coming..?

We are getting close to the end for the frost tender crops, so I encourage everyone to harvest as much as they can from the picking garden. Hot peppers- there are lots of cayenne, which
easily dry for making crushed red pepper. The small red Matchbox peppers, Jalapeños and orange Bulgarian Carrots can be frozen or turned into hot sauce or pickled. Other crops that
won’t survive frost: tomatillos, ground cherries, lemongrass.
Expect some green peppers, eggplants of all sizes, and a few green tomatoes in next week’s share. Even if frost doesn’t come, it’s time for them to go!

Fill out a survey, get a Delicata

Did you complete the member survey? If not, please take one home and fill it out. It’s important for us to gauge how we’re doing year-to-year and identify areas where we can improve. It’s a good way to anonymously tell us what you did and did not like about the season. And, you get a prize for returning your completed survey!

Garlic planting day

Garlic planting will be on Thursday, October 19th at 2 PM. Join us for the afternoon or just an hour. We’ll be planting the garlic cloves, and covering it with straw mulch.

Yellow Onions
Acorn or Spaghetti Squash
Napa Cabbage
Watermelon Radish

Mints, Oregano, Sage, Thyme, Dill, Summer Savory, Marjoram, Parsley, Cilantro, Lemongrass

Amaranth, Zinnia, Dahlia

Important Dates
October 25: Last Wednesday CSA, last fresh chicken
October 28: Last Saturday CSA

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole
This is my favorite way to use spaghetti squash. You can add any pizza toppings you like to this. Beware that many squash are much larger than what this recipe needs.
1 large spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 lbs)
1 lb Italian sausage (bulk)
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 cup pizza sauce (or tomato sauce)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp oregano
salt and pepper to taste
3 eggs, whisked
mozzarella cheese (optional)
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Halve spaghetti squash lengthwise. Brush a little oil on the cut sides and place on baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes until the skin gives when pressed. Remove from oven and turn down to 350.
Let squash cool a little then fork out the threads into a greased 8x8 dish.
In a large pan, cook sausage and onion over medium heat. Add pizza sauce, herbs and seasoning. Add to the squash and mix well. Add the eggs and mix thoroughly.
Bake 1 hour until a slight crust forms on top. Let rest 5 minutes before serving. recipe from

Carrot-ginger soup
3 tbsp butter
1 1/2 lbs carrots, peeled and sliced
2 cups chopped onion
1 tsp minced ginger
2 cups chicken or veg stock
2 cups water
3 large strips orange zest
chopped chive, parsley or dill
Melt butter in a soup pot and cook onions and carrots until onions soften. Don’t let them brown. Add a teaspoon of salt while they cook.
Add stock, water, ginger and zest. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until carrots are tender, 20 minutes. Remove the zest strips and puree the soup. Add more salt to taste.
Garnish with chives, parsley or fennel leaves.

"She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples, to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last."
- Willa Cather