The last couple of days have been so gorgeous and represent to me what is quintessential Fall..those low sun angles, crisp air and orange or reds everywhere.
Today at the farm everyone is busy battening down the hatches! Although it is nothing like the storm folks are experiencing out on the East Coast, we have a little storm coming our way that for our area is a bit drastic and we have to make sure the farm is prepared for it. Not only are we scurrying around using the last little bit of dry time to till, seed and plant cover crop we are also making sure all of our greenhouses are tied down, shade cloth put away, chickens secure...the list just goes on. There is always an endless amount of things to do on the farm, but when faced with certain events you have to focus and hustle! It will be interesting to see what happens in reality versus the weather predictions–we get quite a bit of wind that comes through the farm and a couple years ago one of our chicken coops actually caught air in what was quite a bad situation, let's hope nothing crazy happens this time around. Next week you'll probably only get a bunch of soggy farmer photos, hah!
No CSA photos today, technology is not on my side!
Cippolini Onions, Parsley, Hakurei Turnips, Stocky Roaster Peppers, Yaya Carrots
Cippolini Onions, Parsley, Hakurei Turnips, Fennel, Arugula, Salad Mix, Poblano Peppers,
HAKUREI TURNIPS: No greens this time, but big beautiful roots. Would be great roasted with the onions!
PARSLEY: A lovely bunch of the fresh herb. Great at this time of year for soups, roasts, making stock and the like. Fresh parsley always inspires me at this time of year–it is like dill in the summer!
ITALIAN SWEET PEPPERS (Mini only): The mini share each received two stocky red or yellow roasters!
YAYA CARROTS (Mini only): Big, gorgeous, sweet carrots!
ARUGULA (Large only): One of my favorite greens. Arugula can be used as a salad green, in sandwiches, as a pizza topping and so much more. This arugula is flavorful with a tinge of spice. You can throw it in with your salad mix but we wanted to keep them separate just in case. Arugula is a little bit more tender than the other salad greens so if you do combine, do so when ready to prepare as storing the two together isn't the best.
SALAD MIX (Large only): Our beautiful and ever-changing salad mix. Great for a fall salad, can stand up next to fennel, squash, cranberries, you name it.
FENNEL (Large only): Beautiful fronds and bulb. Hope you are beginning (if you don't already) the beauty and flavor of fennel. If I was bringing this share home I would probably do something with the fennel and cippolinis, maybe just a beautiful roast dish with a little bit of thyme and cheese (bc it's me).
POBLANO PEPPERS (Large only): Two gorgeous poblanos. These mild chilis are flavorful and can be stuffed with deliciousness.
JIMMY NARDELLO PEPPERS (Large only): Some sweet jimmys! Put them in a salad, roast them, throw them around in celebration (but don't forget to eat them). I just had some in a cauliflower gratin...yum!!
Also because I'm talking about caramelized onions and Imade it and it is amazing here is Naomi Pomeroy's French Onion Soup recipe. Try it!