CSA (10/29/2015): Nearing the finish line

 October 29, 2015

panisse2We’re nearing the finish line, folks. Only a few crops are still hanging on in the field after two consecutive weekends of cold nights. We’ll be ready to clear those last beds next week and hopefully fill your¬†boxes to the brim one last time.

Over the past week, we’ve been able to take a bit of a breather. All our storage crops are in, the cover crop that is going to get planted has been planted, and with the exception of putting our equipment into storage, we’re mostly¬†ready for the winter. It’s going to be a sweet rest for us.

In the box this week is our only Acorn squash shipment of the season. Our winter squash harvest this year wasn’t quite as strong as we’d hoped. We’ll have more Butternuts next week, but if you’re an Acorn fan, this week is it. Acorn is a wonderful squash for roasting. Full Belly Farm has a recipe for a simple breaded Acorn that I just love. Or even simpler, halve the squash, scoop out the insides and bake with some brown sugar, maple syrup and butter. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can stuff those halves — see here, here or here for ideas.

This will be the last blog post for the 2015 season. Next week we’ll have a little farewell newsletter in your boxes with some final thoughts on the season. In the meantime, if you haven’t yet, please take a moment to fill out our online survey. Your feedback is very important to us as we look ahead to next season.