Here on the farm we've been busy lil' farm elves with all of this sunshine to boost our working conditions and spirits. Our hoop houses are almost completely flipped, salad mix is growing under row cover, roots are slowly coming out of the field and into the cooler, irrigation is winterized and the list goes on. We are almost at the point where the farmers will get to sit down, drink some coffee and start to dream about next year. We are definitely going to be changing some things, improving others and growing what inspires us and our community. The reflection that occurs during these winter months is a welcome respite for our bodies and minds to relax and prepare for the coming season.
Please note! We'll be taking the next three weeks off so the farmers can go away on holiday break and we'll return on Wednesday, January 10. The final CSA delivery will be Wed, January 31.
PARSNIPS: One of my favorite root crops! Parsnips, relatives of parsley and carrots, are ready to harvest late fall after the cool weather converts the starches to sugar. The are super crazy to harvest as they can get pretty big and you have to dig that whole thing up! To me parsnips are like a nuttier, spicier carrot. They can be roasted, mashed, cut up into fries, made into soup and more. Try Creamy Parsnip Soup, Parsnip Puree, or Parsnip Latkes!
MISATO ROSE WATERMELON RADISH: What a beautiful radish! Can be eaten raw or roasted. Beautiful in salads, on toast and more when sliced very thin!